Joey Jones

Elegy for My Best Friend

Oh how I lament
the turning of our last page
oh how I fight back
the tears that want to rage.

Yet I'm loosing myself
in the havoc of this maelstrom
with you my anchor lost
I fear to the waves
I may succumb.

Where do I find condolence
and comfort from this pain
when it was always you
that brought sunshine to my rain.

So simple was your heart
that beat with the purest love
immune to hate of this life
and of it's judgments
you knew none of.

Always there to greet me
on my days that ended
in both strife and joy
offering comfort with a wagging tail
or to celebrate
by 'not' fetching your toy.

Loyal to fault as the years
striped you of both sight and sound
though it pained you to move
no matter where I was
you were found.

The shovel I used left blisters
that burned deep into my hand
with each grain of dirt
a memory fell
like hourglass sand.

I now can only pet the photos
of my friend of sixteen years
as I reminisce of our joys
and hold back my tears.

I know that the world will turn
and tomorrow the sun will dawn
I'll move on with the knowledge
that the one that loved me most
is gone.

Submitted: Monday, June 03, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 02, 2013
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