Graham Jones

In Memory. - Poem by Graham Jones

I saw it in youir sad brown eyes
Your auburn hair in age disguised
Did you think of me, when you left home
This empty house and I alone

I miss our walks upon the hill
To sit and watch the sunset till
The breeze grew cold, and we'd walk back
Along the rutted carthorse track

Those lazy days down by the Inn
I'd laugh and joke, you'd sit and grin
Did you know then, there was something wrong?
No hint you gave, so silent, strong

Then I came home from work that day
The house was quiet, you'd gone away
Your kidneys failed, thats what they said
As I cradled you upon the bed

I feel my eyes fill up with tears
While down the Inn and drinking beers
There are others here who would take your place
But none would have your looks or grace

The house is empty cold and still
Replace you, no I never will
For years you've shown your love for me
A better dog, I'll never see.

Comments about In Memory. by Graham Jones

  • Brian Dorn (5/19/2006 8:52:00 PM)

    Graham, a better dog poem, I've never read. Very touching... great write! !
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  • Ernestine Northover (5/5/2006 11:15:00 AM)

    This was the same for us Graham with a cocker spaniel, Lily we had had only ten months and she was only just 4 years old. Her kidneys weren't big enough to support her body, it was a birth defect no one knew about. This was only about four weeks ago, and she was so sweet and so loving. This is a lovely poem. I wrote one about one of our other cocker spaniels, called 'Our Cocker Spaniel' who reached the grand age of 13 years, and I still cry when I read it, she was gorgeous as were all our dogs. One gets so attached to animals, it's awful when they die. This is a lovely write. Thank you for posting it. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 5, 2006

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