Lassie’s Day – Loving boy

Close up of Lassie's eye
He had the most loving eyes I’d ever seen.

Monday night I had a dream he was standing beside my bed and watching me with those incredible brown eyes. He wanted to get up on the bed so I scooted over and patted the space I cleared beside me. I was about to tell him to “get up!” when I opened my eyes again and I realized I had been dreaming; he wasn’t there. It made me sad at first, but now it makes me smile. It reminded me of one of my favorite poems.

Close up of Lassie's nose

Kissable snout.

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
“It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.”

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you, that I’m not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said ” it’s me.”

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It’s possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, “I never went away.”
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew…
In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over… I smile and watch you yawning
and say “good-night, God bless, I’ll see you in the morning.”
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I’ll rush across to greet you and we’ll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.

Be patient, live your journey out…then come home to be with me.

Author ~ Sammie Klaehn

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3 thoughts on “Lassie’s Day – Loving boy

  1. The poem is pawsome. As for eyes, Deacon had the saddest collies eyes, I’ve ever seen. There was just so much dark brown around them. Essex on the other hand seemed so human, I could see here love for me when ever I looked at them.
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