Iíll Be WaitingÖ.
At The Whippet Bridge
By Darren M Grine
You were so excited when I
became a part of your family.
Since Iím a whippet, you put
up with me as I became demanding.
When I was hungry or thirsty,
you graciously tended to me.
In return, I happily jumped up
and gave you a grateful licking.
If I got sick we went to the
vet and made sure I stayed healthy.
When you were ill I laid next
to you while you were sleeping.
My favorite thing to do was to
chase the ball and do as I please.
I cherished our walks and
trips to the park where we went playing.
As the years passed we became
best of friends for all to see.
Where did our time go, I
thought it would be forever lasting.
So many memories, I wished
time stood still for you and me.
Itís now my golden years, I am
graying and my health is failing.
I know youíre sad, but donít
be, for now is the time to set me free.
I want to stay, but my body
says no, this is my hour of passing.
Donít worry, because Iím ready
to go, so I want you to be happy.
I am now free, no pain,
hunger, or thirst, active and happy.
There are so many jubilant
creatures here joyfully playing.
My strength is back just like
in my youth and Iím full of energy.
I can play in the grass and do
my favorite things of running and chasing.
This is a special place, itís
where souls meet up with their pets and family.
There are plenty of bridges
for loved ones to cross, with so many waiting.
One thing is missing and that
is you, but I can wait patiently.
As time passes, Iíll be
waiting for you at the Whippet Bridge.
Copyright © 2005
Darren M Grine
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