Thursday, June 28, 2007

In Memory of Copper

A friend of mine has lost her beloved dog. She and her husband are heartbroken right now just a couple of weeks before they are due to leave for China to finally meet their beautiful daughter, Hannah.
Sometimes life is just not fair.

Colleen & Jim, my heart goes out to you both. I wish there was something I could do to help you through this difficult time. Here's a poem I found. Maybe it will help... just a little.

From Friend To Friend

You're giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed.
And through these last few cherished days
Your courage makes me proud.

But really, love is knowing
When your best friend is in pain.
And understanding earthly acts
Will only be in vain.

So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond into your soul,
I see in you the magic
that will once more make me whole.

The strength that you possess
Is why I look to you today
To do this thing that must be done
For it's the only way.

That strength is why I've followed you
And chose you as my friend.
And why I've loved you all these years...
My partner 'til the end.

Please understand just what this gift
You're giving means to me.
It gives me back the strength I've lost
And all my dignity.

You take a stand on my behalf
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right
For I believe it too.

So one last time I breathe your scent
And through your hand I feel
The courage that's within you
To now grant me this appeal.

Cut the leash that holds me here,
Dear friend, and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady dog.
My pain and struggle done.

And don't despair my passing
For I won't be far away.
Forever here, within your heart,
And memory I'll stay.

I'll be there watching over you,
Your ever faithful friend.
And in your memories I'll run
...a young dog once again.

by Karen Clouston

11 comments:

Noemi said...

I am in agreement with you that life sometimes not fair... It is sad that Hannah could not meet Cooper but I am sure she will hear the stories of joy about him.

Beautiful Poem...

Daniella said...

Beautiful - I'm so sorry for their loss.

Doris & Dan said...

Such sadness.

Melissa said...

I have not been able to stop crying over all of this. It seems so unreal. Colleen was there for me every step of the way with Zeus' cancer. And then it took Copper as well.
Why?
It's so unfair.
I am heart broken for them.

kris said...

I think of them everyday, hugging my Boob. It breaks my heart.

Lisa and Doug said...

Very sweet post. My heart is aching for them.

Jill and Jaap said...

What a great poem.

tracy said...

Love the poem.

K. said...

This is a great poem. I am so sorry for their loss.

Also, you've been tagged! See my blog for details, but no pressure!

xo

OziMum said...

Such a tragedy.

Your poem is just beautiful.

Colleen said...

OMG Krista.... that poem is so beautiful. My heart is weeping again this morning. Thank you for taking the time to post that.