Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Walk With An Old Dog

Because you will not be forever,

Hope against time though I may,
I paint your picture in my memory,
Eyes blue with age, muzzle gone gray.

Because you walked with me in Springtime,
Puppy-clumsy, running free.
As you grew, we grew together-
You became a part of me.

Because you shared with me my sorrows,
Not understanding- simply there.
Often spurring me to laughter--
My friend, you know how much I care.
Because the years have slowed your fleetness,
Though your spirit still is strong.

I promise I will take more time now,
So that you can go along.
Because you do not fear the future,
Living only in the now,

I draw strength from your example-
Yet time keeps slipping by somehow.
Because the day will soon be coming
When I will no longer see

You rise to greet me-but in memory
You will always walk with me.

~by Gayl Jokiel~

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cathy, thank you. You gave me the most precious gift with Casey. I miss him very much and the pictures were beyond what words can express. You have such a gift.
This poem is perfect. You read my thoughts and captured it in pictures. You are AWESOME!