To my friend

I spoke with a friend yesterday who told me his dog had just died. His youngest daughter was only three when they got the puppy, and she essentialy grew into her teen years with him. Now he’s dead, and the whole family mourns him. So, to my friend and his family, I offer the following: (Ignore the quality of the poem. I wasn’t much older than a teenager when this was written, and I was still learning English.)
All the day he is my faithful companion
He dogs my footsteps everywhere;
A soft word, a quiet pat makes him happy,
He does not demand any loving care.
On our walks together I leave the leash.
He runs ahead but returns to me.
Our friendship is not based on harsh commands,
To his heart I found the magic key.
And late in the night as I sit at my desk
And put down in rhythm and rhymes my dreams,
He is happily sleeping at my feet
And helps this way to dream my dreams.
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11 Responses to To my friend

  1. Marie says:

    What a nice poem to give to dog lovers.

  2. Jaime Campbell says:

    Beautiful, Jorge. Tell you friend, also, about Rainbow Bridge. He/she can google it. It\’s also a lovely poem that helps those who are grieving the loss of a pet. I love your tenderness and sensitivity. I really do. And I always look forward to your comments. Thank you so much for sharing yourself. Jaime.

  3. SANDRA says:

    Ohhhh beautiful!!! My Ancient Old Men..Max age 16, and Buddy age 13…just as in your poem..lie by me feet as I write my soul dreams…You captured it so perfect in your poem my friend…I love to visit you to read your words…I always come away feeling warm..and happy…and oh so glad to have met such a good person as you in this Blog, who I consider my friend…I am so much richer for knowing you…Eternally…Sanddee

  4. Stephen Craig says:

    Good words. Thank you for the memories. Be well.

  5. Unknown says:

    Jorge,Thank-you for sharing a beautiful poem! You have a big and generous heart!Thank-you for stopping by my space and thank-you for your kind words!Live in PeaceMark

  6. Fructose says:

    Sorry to hear that. It was a nice poem. Great memories will forever linger them. Have a happy weekend to you 🙂

  7. Deirdre says:

    My heart goes out to your friend. I\’m dealing with a sick dog right now, and my other dog is also old. Your poem is very sweet.

  8. sandy says:

    hi jorge,sorry it took me so long to pop by. hard to access content on my blog – i\’m in an area with limited internet access. you\’ll see what i mean… poem by the way. thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. Jaime Campbell says:

    Jorge, Where ya been, man? I miss you! I hope you\’re doing well. Thinking of you. Jaime.

  10. k says:

    Thanks for visiting J.. and i\’m glad you enjoyed the visit. you have some nice writings yourself… will sure be visiting again to read \’em.. stay in touch then…

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