To Wimpia

To my first Great Dane, Olympia
(1978)
Running down the beach together,
We were both young pups.
Friends for life.
The road stretched out forever!
But time plays tricks,
It isn’t the same for everyone.
And you grew old before I did,
Sickness made you weak.
It tore my heart out,
Seeing you that way.
Where did our time together go?
It was so brief!
I miss you Wimpy,
And that empty feeling tells me
That part of me died with you yesterday.
I will never be the same.
Most people cannot understand
You were only a dog.
They did not know you like I did.
You were a part of me – my baby!
We were companions, lovers, confidants
And although you were a dog,
You were so human to me.
I’ll love you forever Wimpy
And when we meet again in life or death,
You’ll wag your tail,
And my emptiness will vanish.
We’ll be together once more my baby,
Running near the ocean side by side!
kbgloves1 kbgloves1
61-65, M
Dec 12, 2012