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Memories of Amor

I got Amor on September 14, 1999 after she had been rescued on 6/3/99. She was a beautiful Bichon, approximately one year old. Sadly, she left this world on July 1, 2010 at 7 am. She was the kindest, gentlest pet I ever had. Amor, you will be missed forever. Our house is so empty. I hope you are at peace. You will always be in my heart.

My Forever Friend

If I had known that on that day
our time was near the end...
I would have done things differently
my forever friend.


I would have stayed right next to you
deep into the night...
But I thought I'd see you in the
early morning light.

And so I said "Good-night" to you
as I walked in through the door...
never thinking of the time when I'd
see you no more.

But if I had known that on that day
our time was at the end...
I would have done things so
differently...
my forever friend.


YOU WERE HERE

As I sit in those moments of quiet,
When sadness invades me,
I know that yesterday,
You were here.

Now you are away from us,
Not knowing your future,
Or when you'll come home, but yesterday,
You were here.

It has now been a week,
A week since you last were in the house,
An entire week since we carried you away,
To the place where we did not know your future,
But just last week,
You were here.

Another day passes;
a week ago, you were still with us,
In daily reports from the clinic,
They did not know your future,
But we could still hope, and,
You were here.

More days pass,;
A week ago you left us,
Your head cradled in our hands,
Your spirit gracefully moving upward,
But for a few hours of that day,
You were here.

Sadness invades again,
As I know that once those hours pass,
I can no longer look back,
Over the span of a familiar week's time,
To find that comforting point when,
You were here.

More time will pass;
Sadness will not so much invade as menace,
And I will mark the days,
Saying things like,
"last month, last summer, last Halloween, last year,"
You were here.

I dread that day,
One year from now,
That first marking of the time,
That your body was no longer with us;
Though we will never forget you,
Your tangible memory fades,
The feel of your fur, your head, your back, your weight against us,
The smell and sounds of you when,
You were here.

The emptiness is beginning to fade,
To change into another reality,
One with you still playing a part,
But a role of ethereal presence rather than physical comfort we crave;
Your memory, your spirit, your essence and counsel,
Dwell with us, but this feeling is not the same as when,
You were here.


Author: Jenine Stanley
Copyright (c) Jenine Stanley, 1999

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