See you, my friend
You no longer greet me
As I walk through the door.
You’re not there to make me smile,
To make me laugh
Life is quiet without you.
You were far more than a pet.
You were a family member, a friend,
A loving soul I’ll never forget.
It’ll take time to heal,
For the silence to go away.
I still listen for you,
And miss you every day.
You were such a great companion,
Loyal, loving and true.
And my heart will always wear,
The pawprints made by you.
I looked down at the piece of paper in my trembling hands, dropping the pen onto the table. I read it again and again, till droplets of water began forming on it. I tilted my head backwards, trying to force the tears back in, but the tears kept coming relentlessly as they streamed down my cheeks.
A jingling sound jolted me alert. It can’t be. Charlie’s collar bell. I grabbed the leash on the table, my foolish heart hoping, just hoping that my bundle of joy would come back. The front door was wide open, welcoming.
But my crazy, energetic little friend never came in.
I looked down at the leash in my hand, a lost hope, a last memory. I closed my eyes, and all could hear was silence.
I’ve crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
It’s nice here. But I’ll be waiting for you.
It's been a long day, without you my friend, and I'll tell you all about it when I see you again.
One by one, the days collect. Though, I don't fear death; 'cause it's the day we'll meet again.
See you, my friend.