"I Stood By Your Bed"
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 shop today,
Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels,
I wish I could do more.
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 tired,
and sank in to 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 your 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 "good-night, God Bless,
I'll 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.
I Loved You Best
So this is where we part, My Friend,
and you'll run on, around the bend,
gone from sight, but not from mind,
new pleasures there you'll surely find.
I will go on, I'll find the strength,
life measures quality, not its length.
One long embrace before you leave,
share one last look, before I grieve.
There are others, that much is true,
but they be they, and they aren't you.
And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought,
will remember well all you've taught.
Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,
the fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
And as you journey to your final rest,
take with you this...I loved you best.