In Memory of Yoda

My Mum came across this poem recently and thought we would publish it in our blog for all the oldies out there in rescue and for those who are kind enough to take them in especially our big-hearted furiends @S_and_V_Clark who are mourning the loss of the wonderfully sweet and gentle @Yoda_Clark

One by One
One by one they pass by my cage
Too old, too worn, too broken they say
Way past his time, he can’t run and play
They shake their heads and go on their way
A little old man arthritic and sore
It seems that I am wanted no more
I once had a home, I once had a bed
A place that was warm and where I was fed
Now my muzzle is grey and my eyes slowly fail
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn’t belong
I got in their way, my attitude wrong
Now I sit in this kennel, where day after day
The young ones are chosen and taken away
When I had come to the end of my rope
You saw my face and again I knew hope
You saw past the grey, the legs wobbly with age
And felt I deserved life beyond this cage
You took me home, gave me food and a bed
You gently stroked my poor tired head
We snuggle and play, you talk to me low
You love me so dearly and make sure I know
Although I have lived most of my life with another
You outshine them with a love so much stronger
I promise to return all the love I can give
To you my dear friend, as long as I live
I may be with you for a week, or for years
We will share many smiles, and a few tears
When the time comes, that God deems I must leave
I know you will cry and your heart it will grieve
When I arrive at the Bridge all brand new
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you
And I will brag to all who will hear
Of the person who made my last days so dear.
Lisa McCaskie
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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Watson
    May 03, 2011 @ 19:28:49

    WOOF. that is very nice.

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  2. PuppyNumber7
    May 03, 2011 @ 22:42:25

    Darling, that is a beautiful, touching poem – and it is so very true. Our heart is still grieving for dear Yoda; will for a long time to come, I believe. But you reminded us that his twilight years at least were the best of his life with his adoring Mum & Dad. xxx

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  3. Mariodacat
    May 04, 2011 @ 02:33:32

    That is a beautiful peom. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Reply

  4. Bad Andy
    May 08, 2011 @ 11:32:01

    *lump in throat* Thank you for sharing that beautiful poem. XoX

    Reply

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