Thursday, May 5, 2011

doggerel


how can you not be able to see at all,

when the sight of you fills my heart with such happiness?

how can the fact of your cloudy eyes

make the tears fall from mine?



how can a God who is supposed to be love,

randomly harm someone who harms no one?

how can i accept

that there are things i can't protect you from?



i am nobody, just a speck in the dust

of a million beloveds lost to the ones who cherished them;

but my heart has one purpose, to be your light in the darkness...

to be your safe harbor, your kind touch, your bright star in the night.

_______

20 comments:

haikulovesongs said...

{sigh} i want to be someone's bright star in the night...

beautiful yet heartwrenching...

♥ d

ellen abbott said...

poor Bosco. good thing he has you.

G-Man said...

You are a Beacon to many Fireblossom!

Sioux said...

And how IS Bosco? And how are YOU doing?

Brian Miller said...

can i pull the honk cord as we pull into the harbor! you are such a light shay...

Daryl said...

dont feel sad for Bosco, he's not unhappy .. if you are feeding him dry food stop because its all carbs and carbs arent good for diabetic animals (or people) .. they turn to sugar in the body .. high protein foods, lots of love and insulin given on a schedule will keep him happy and with you longer .. xox

hedgewitch said...

The light you shine his way will always be reflected back to you in the mirror that is his perfect loving heart. Unlike most humans, dogs can do that. Both of you, keep shining.

Lynn said...

Being someone's safe harbor - a lovely thought.

mac said...

They are so tough and do so much, it is easy to forget sometimes that they are delicate creatures too.

He is fortunate to have a human such as you as his friend.

mac said...

Somehow, that comment fails...

I am touched by this, Shay. Deeply.

Helen said...

In the whole wide world, there could be no one better to be the eyes for your Bosco. A beautiful poem.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh, this poem from your broken heart, breaks mine too. Such pain, yet such a beautiful pure love between you two. You ARE his bright star in the night. This one makes me cry, Shay.

Kim Nelson said...

This is how I feel about my kids...

Mama Zen said...

This is beautiful, Shay.

HermanTurnip said...

You are more than a mote in God's eye.

If you ever lose your way just remember: Second star to the right and straight on till morning...

Cloudia said...

lovely and consoling....yet piquant.



you ROCK!



Jolly Aloha from Waikiki


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~ Tabitha ~ said...

Strong - as always.
Thank you for sharing.

Lolamouse said...

Just keep loving him and he'll be happy. Unlike us demanding humans, animals ask little and give so much. Hugs to you both and a sniff for Bosco from Soni and Puck!

Raven said...

Oh, Shay, this is just lovely. So touching. It makes my heart ache and race at the same time.

Sara said...

Shay,

I didn't realize that Bosco is blind. You realize my dog is also blind. Have we ever talked about this?

This poem is just what I needed. There are times when I get frustrated because my old dog requires quite a bit of assistance now. Yet, this poem reminds me of how truly loving she is and has always been. Thanks:~)