I haven’t had the heart to write these last few weeks due to the loss of my dog. Living alone he was my constant companion, my reason to look forward to the next day. Untill I can find my way again I will post some you may have seen before for which I apologise but I do want to lend my support to the group.
How wantonly does
the sky weep,
let fall their sadness.
The day grey,
upon the trees.
Drip chases drip
as leaves unleash
to puddle, listless
beneath my feet.
© sweetwater 2023
I am so sorry. I lost my Ben last year and he was my constant companion. When I spent 6 months in a cast, he was always by my side. I hope you have wonderful memories that will help you through this time.
For me the short phrases build a picture of distraction and despair. The outside mirroring inner feelings.
Please take care of yourself.
Thank you Gee for such a kind comment I think when you have a special bond with an animal it is doubly hard to come to terms with their loss.
I haven’t posted for a while as I have written nothing for a month or more, but I have been commenting on several, so I thought I should at least post something. This one seemed somewhat appropriate as you say. Sue. X
As Gee has said, a sad poem (and a good one) for a sad event. Our Theo died several years ago. I still think of him, expecting him to meet me at the gate.
Thank you it’s very kind of you to comment, as I said above I haven’t been able to write for a while so had a look through some older poems. At some point I will find myself again I hope and write some more.
That’s the hard part isn’t it, they are suddenly not there anymore but their habits last in our expectations. Sue.
I am so sorry to hear about your loss..I know what it is like,being cat people, my late wife and myself have been through it a few times, but we had each other, which helped.I don’t know whatIi would do if anything happened to Boko, my cat,who is now sadly my only companion.
A lovely emotive poem Sue,Thank you for sharing.Like you I write very little at present,Like you I hope to be able to start again one day.take care
Thank you Peter, I had my last four rescue cats for many years they were all about the same age give or take a year or so, the oldest was just short of 22 and the youngest was 17. They all died within a year to eighteen months of each other, that was so hard, but I always had my beloved Harvey and he helped my through. (I’m a dog person ) He was my helper. Collecting my post from the hall and bringing it into the living room, finding shoes or socks for me, etc, etc, plus I felt… Read more »
A Huge THANK YOU to the very kind person who nominated this poem, I was certainly not expecting that. Xx
Always deeply sad to lose a beloved animal, especially when he’s your sole (Soul) companion. Lovely poem.
I,m so sorry I have only just found your comment.
Thank you Pronto for your thoughtful and kind words, it’s still very hard to face each day without his company but that’s how loss goes isn’t it. Sue.
I know of such losses recently also and feel this one with you acutely. You are sorrow. The poem is worthy of nomination. Inescapable, rain as tears – wonderful write. The mood is where you live.- allets –
Thank you so much Stella, you have suffered sorrow on a far greater scale than I, but if we love another wholeheartedly whether human or animal the hurt of loss goes beyond explanation. Sue. X