Friday, May 22, 2015

Still With Me

from lovethispic.com - artist unknown
no infringement of copyright intended


As I'm walking,
my steps slowed now, 
compared to what they were,
I remember your slow padding steps 
beside me in the middle of the night,
when your body was failing
and you needed a midnight stroll 
along the road, under the trees,
to make it through the night.

What people cant see,
as they pass,
is that when I walk,
you are still with me.
I carry you in my heart
and there is an invisible leash
hanging down
to where you still
 - and always will - 
walk beside me.

I am following you.
Wait for me.
I am not far
behind you.

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Sherry. Teary-eyed here.
    Luv, K

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  2. Me, too, Kay! Sherry, sweetness.

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  3. "What people cant see,
    as they pass,
    is that when I walk,
    you are still with me.".............sigh...

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  4. I smile, my eyes show a tiny tear.

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  5. A beautiful piece about love...brought tears to my eyes.

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  6. Like annell, this one made me all teary. I hope at the end of the walk we all will find our beloved pets waiting.

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  7. This is a beautiful poem, Sherry....though a heart breaker! One that any dog lover can feel!

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  8. I found it difficult even to talk to anyone when I lost my last dog, as part of my life had gone as well as we were such mates.

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  9. Over thirty years and I can still hear and feel him. Thank you, Sherry, you said it so well,

    Elizabeth

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  10. I carry you in my heart
    and there is an invisible leash
    hanging down
    to where you still
    - and always will -
    walk beside me.

    This was such a heart-warming poem Sherry, brought a tear into my eye..!

    Lots of love
    Sanaa

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  11. I hope a little further away still...yes we keep all the special people and animals who've helped us in our pocket...if we didn't it sometimes feels impossible to even leave the house xo

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  12. This is beautiful and I can see he walks with you always...

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  13. This is beautiful Sherry, the image of an aging dog, together with the invisible leash tugs my heart.

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  14. This is a heart-breaker, Sherry!

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  15. O, mine....this is heart breaking picture to start with....and I believe they are here...we just need to talk to them loud so they can hear us...beautiful words, Sherry....

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  16. Heartbreaking but beautiful. I still have the leash of my old big German sheaphard. He was so delightful and I still miss him too. It's nice that you feel him with you.

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  17. Sherry,
    I'm immediately drawn to think about your very dear Pup. I'm certain he is never far from your thoughts, or the love and the missing imparted in this wonderful tribute, to love..
    Happy Sunday and New Week,
    Eileen

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  18. this is like a parent following behind a child to ensure he or she goes the right direction. very nice. :)

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  19. this is simply beautiful Sherry; have a nice Sunday and thanks for stopping by my blog today

    much love...

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  20. This a deeply moving poem, Sherry. I hope you are a bit farther behind Pup than you think.

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  21. That invisible leash...wow, so emotive! Hope your headache has cleared up by now :-)

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  22. They not only are men's best friend but trustworthy too. They are dearly missed. Moving piece Sherry!

    Hank

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  23. So sweet and sad. We always walk with them.

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  24. oh my, this gripped my heart so tightly.

    the picture gives the reader a perfect vision of the poem...the reality of the words.

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  25. What if it turns out that there is heavy overcrowding in the next world as well

    :)

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  26. Although I never had a pet, but I can guess the intense attachment that can build up between the pet and the owner (rather, friend). This was beautifully penned!

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