Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fire and Ice



The worst fire of all:
unbearable,
the thought
of your vibrant, big,
exuberant, noisy body,
being fed into the flames.

Ice cold
and
horrible,
the moment
she handed
you back to me,
reduced
to ashes
in your tiny
cardboard box.

Please
dont think
it was
because
I didnt
love you.

It was because
I needed you
with me,
and there was
no other
way.


18 comments:

  1. Oh Sherry bless your heart that is a hard thing to go through....i am giving you a big hug as well.

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  2. His big noisy self knows you love him. How could he not?

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  3. Sherry, I think he understands.
    I believe in cremation. The spirit
    is what stays with us.
    Pamela
    ox

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  4. He knows. How could he not?

    Elizabeth

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  5. His spirit remains, the passion of his life entwined with yours. Ice in the pain of loss, but fire remains, in your memories of his gentle, wild spirit~xXx

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  6. The thought is so terrible and yet you expressed it so well.

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  7. Oh Sherry my heart goes out to you (i've been their myself.) Sending lots of love and a huge warm hug. x

    So beautifully expressed.

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  8. I am so sorry for your loss. As painful as it is, it is in moments of our deepest pain that our best poetry is forged.

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  9. It's always an aweful moment when we have to make such painful decisions on behalf of dear friends. Your boy was beautiful!

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  10. I can only guess at how painful this was, but you expressed it all with such love. His spirit does indeed live on through you and your words.

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  11. Sherry it is in it's "season." You have been a wonderful care taker, give yourself credit, where ever Pup is, I bet he is telling everyone about you and what a great time he had! xoxoxoxo

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  12. this tribute to pup is poignant and deeply felt. May your dreams be filled with your happiest days together, walking on the beach, hiking the mountain trails, and he will run again free.

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  13. Pup was so much bigger than his body, it was so obvious, wasn't it :) Thank god for the connections we can have with other beings that become so meaningful, special and loving in our life - pure joy and blessings, it's the whole point! I think perhaps Pup chose you, not the other way around, and for this he always knew you needed him. That's why he's still with you.

    Mom, when it's my time I want to be cremated, always have - because I am much more than my body too, like Pup. I want people to feel me in the wind.

    I love you xx

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  15. Sherry, I have two of these boxes too. So difficult to see one's beloved pets in that form. Hopefully Pup is now partying on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

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