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The Night I Said Good-bye
Author: Capricorn

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I remember the night when I said goodbye
For I knew that soon you would die
Your eyes though closed, sensed me near
I knew deaths hand you did not fear
A pillow was placed beneath your head
Over your body a blanket was spread
I gently kissed your head that night
And gave your life one last sight

With lump in throat said `I love you'
Eyes flickered for a moment,yes you knew
I had to tear myself away
Knowing what would happen by next day

And next morning your spirit had gone
Never again to see the dawn
Although expected, so sad just the same
Give thanks for a full life, a completed game

My heart though heavy, knew this was best
For to live any longer would be a test
I remember the night when I said goodbye
Remembered now with many tears in my eye

------- Author's Notes -------

In memory of my Border Collie dog Sheba who died November 10th 2001

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Comments on this poem/writing:

barb (216.123.56.13) -- Monday, November 11 2002, 02:53 pm

teary

this poem brought tears to my eyes you were probably crying when you wrote this. lucky dog to have an owner like you.
Dino Hi.5-0 (66.19.110.116) -- Monday, November 11 2002, 07:18 pm

last time

This brought me back to the last time I saw my Dad to a tee. Thanks Cap great poem and everyone else too. Enjoy everyone's poem or statement. Keep touching our hearts.
Grim Reaper (64.12.96.136) -- Wednesday, November 13 2002, 10:20 am

Very good

You write very good poems, Good way to express emotion, Sorry for loss of your dog, been there myself to many times
cheren (216.65.187.51) -- Thursday, June 12 2003, 12:14 am

my parents

the last time i said good night to my mom was 12/22/79n then she died i was only 13 years old n i miss her.the last tome i said good bye to my dad was 6-8-94 then he died on me to i 27 years ld so now all i have left in my family n kids n i love them very much thanks 4 letting me add my comments
Capricorn (62.30.218.103) -- Thursday, June 12 2003, 08:09 am

sad

So sad to hear about your parents, cheren and thanks for sharing with me. Good luck with your kids...they are your future.
 
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