By John Goodie
I had to witness death today No, not just any death, but that of my best friend, a selfless, comforting soul The soul of an Angel she had You could tell it by her tail and the licking of toes Or jumps to give a kiss Barkeley, a lab/pit mix I met when she was the size of a shoe Had to be put to sleep today she had laryngeal paralysis Sounded like she was drowning with breathing harsh and loud struggling to endure a walk just around the yard I’d not lament the loss of mine but the life of my dear friend and faithful loving soul she was strikes hard the heart with loss Rest in joy in peace my friend knowing you are loved Your memory will always be a special part of me.
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A heart felt Elegy.
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