I stood by your bed last night…

04 Jun

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.

I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
“It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.”

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you, that I’m not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said “it’s me.”

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.

It’s possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, “I never went away.”

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew …in the
stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over… I smile and watch you yawning
and say “goodnight, I will see you in the morning.”

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I’ll rush across to greet you and we’ll stand, side by side.

I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out … then come home to be with me.

~ Author Colleen Fitzsimmons ~

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Posted by on June 4, 2011 in Dog Blog, Stories


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12 responses to “I stood by your bed last night…

  1. tskraghu

    June 6, 2011 at 10:41 am

  2. Walks With Wolves

    July 4, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful.

  3. Joe Ramsey

    July 8, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Dammit. I couldn’t get through it. Got something in my eye. Repeatedly.

  4. susan newton

    September 2, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Beautiful and very moving

  5. Laura Miller Struckman

    January 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    This is beautiful! We lost our beloved Boston Terier of almost 12 yrs on 12/22/11 -2011 has ben the toughest yr-my dad had a heart attack on 6/19 fathers day-went in for triple bypass surg on 6/24-came out fine -we found my mom passed away on 6/26-REALLY! unexpected-results aheart attack! and on 7/14 dad had another heart attack worse than the first-and had 7 stents put in 😦 then our dog on 12/22/11-been a tough yr all around 😦 he left behind his bf of over 12 yrs Kolby-he misses him so bad-this just touched my heart 🙂 let’s me know he and my mom are always with me 🙂

    • She speaks....

      January 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      I am terribly sorry to hear about such tragedies you had this past year. Life is built on opposites, so just remember, joy cannot exist without sorrow, and you have just experienced a tremendous amount of sorrow. Joy is waiting around the corner. Dogs do help people emotionally, and there are so many out there ready to fill your heart with joy again.

  6. Emilia

    June 25, 2016 at 2:25 am

    This poem was written by Colleen Fitzsimmons

  7. Kathy

    May 5, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Still missing my German shepherd sky she was 13 I loved her so much .she was my best friend .counsellor. And running partner . Putting her to sleep was the easy part could not see her suffer . She had cancer .Its the loneliness she leaves behind .she passed on 6 months ago it’s getting a bit easier . I read this beautiful poam on difficult days it gives in peace RIP my baby sky . Hugs to those who have lost their doggy friend x

    • Michelle

      May 5, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Your comments tugs hard on my heartstrings. I lost my best friend three years ago and there isn’t a day that goes by I don’t think of her. I miss her so so so much.


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