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The trees shed their tears of loss,
Each a kiss born of despair,
Tired limbs reach up to the sky,
Grey mist forms a canopy in the air.

Ranked side by side and opposite,
Their shadowed forms line the road,
All too soon a precious cargo will pass,
Headed for the sanctuary of home.

Silence abounds, a time to reflect
Life past, present, and dying,
Hope lingers, like the mist swirling
None should ever give up on trying:

United, gathered, watching, waiting,
Looking to finish what was once started
Death is a doorway, a threshold to explore,
Step forward, join ranks with those departed.

Morning comes, a carriage rumbles,
Horses trot in sedate unison with pride,
Laying to rest one of the best and loyal,
The spiritual mist is their guide.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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  1. quiall says:

    That was touching…

  2. murisopsis says:

    The last stanza is wonderful!! ❤

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    What a wonderful poem

  4. glyn40wilton says:

    Those old trees will have many a story to tell.

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