Missing You (for Spike Timmons)

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.
– Colleen Fitzsimmons

8 thoughts on “Missing You (for Spike Timmons)

    1. Thank you Mary, for all you have done for us. Thank you for posting this up the trenches. I’ll show liz when she gets home.
      We appreciate the condolences.

    2. Thank you Mary for this beautiful poem. As I was sitting here reading it I can just imagine that Jack is enjoying everything at the rainbow bridge. He can walk again, see again and take in a breath of fresh air. We miss him so much but he is now with his brothers and sisters that went before him. Bless you Mary

      1. If one has known the love and joy that animals bring into our lives the loss may be weighty but comfort is granted knowing their pain is released. I have lost many little furry friends over my years. Cared for them I did and always ‘listened’ to them. Each time one goes I swear to the high heavens that is the last little guy or gal that is going to get into the house. Haha we know how that goes. Animals have a gift of showing up to the person it knows will be a friend. Love you and Spike.

  1. The world is a very cruel and violent place.
    Being somewhat of an empath.
    I understand the holes and feelings of other people.
    Which troubles me to my soul and spirit.
    I just hope people will endure.
    Without pain…
    Without sacrifice ..
    We would be nothing.

    That’s what makes us human.. and the gods envy us.

    Because some of us have surpassed what they ever thought what we would ever become ….

    In this world.

  2. BLESS YOU Mary and Colleen … that is about the most sweetest, prophetic and thoughtful blessings that I have heard in all my yearsss …

    I’m astounded … it silences a Wordsmith and exceeds my own Grace!

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