Monday, November 17, 2014

Black & White

Few things in life
are black and white--

so they say.

There is a small world, hidden and spinning,
that I call my heart.

It has days,
nights.
Black,
white.

Oh what I wouldn't give to see your trusting smile one more time.

I have a new friend,
and she's a gem--

better behaved than you ever were, at that age--

but I can't help this rocking with my arms around myself, sometimes.
Black,
white,
and this silly mama crying

because you are gone and I don't know how to be in this world without you.
______



15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, sweet dear. i know what you feel...

The Dancing Donkey said...

That is a perfect summation of how I am feeling right now as well.

Helen said...

I am rarely on line these days, so glad I had an opportunity to read this touching poem about your Bosco ... take care, Shay.

Outlawyer said...

Of course this could be about a person as well as a dog--we miss them both terribly and sometimes the well-behaved, though appreciated, don't take us as strongly as the ones we knew when we too were younger and possibly less well-behaved. A very sweet poem, Shay. k. (Manicddaily)

grapeling said...

aw, shoot ~

Sioux said...

Shay--Bosco was some dog. But it sounds like your new girl is carving a place in your heart.

And there is no sweeter life than the life a well-loved dog leads.

(In regards to the "no book" status, I could try and blame the postal service, but alas, I cannot. The blame lies on my procrastinating nature.

I'll try to send it this week. Sorry.)

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Very sweet and poignant. Loved.

Cloudia said...

I know, Dear. You say what is felt so beautifully. Bosco will misbehave just right at the Rainbow Bridge. I'm counting on it.





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Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

The wrapping your arms around yourself got to me . . . glad you have a new companion and although they can't ever replace Bosco hopefully they bring a light of their own.

Debi Swim said...

Humans and a beloved pet leave a scar when they are gone. We can live with a scar but it is always a reminder. I'm sorry for your loss but happy another dog is going to be loved.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Yes...

Poet Laundry said...

*sniff* Aww.

Sara said...

Oh, Shay...this one grabbed my heart. It's true we do move on, but we don't lose the ones we loved and who loved us. They always stay in our hearts.

Mama Zen said...

This is beautiful. Aw, great, now I'm crying!

my heart's love songs said...

oh, sweetheart! i can't help but shed a few tears, too ~ i know how you are missing Bosco. i'm grateful you have Skittles to help keep loneliness at bay.