Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Poem

Oh what unhappy twist of fate
Has brought you, homeless, to my gate?
The gate where yet another stood,
In search of shelter, warmth and food.

From that day I ceased to be
The master of my destiny.
I can't believe I never saw
How within my house, he became the law.


He chewed my furniture and he shed,
He claimed the middle of my bed.
He loved me unconditionally and I can't  deny....
He broke my heart the day he died.

So you who stands here on my mat,
Do you think I want to relive all that?
You just showed up, forlorn and thin.....


Don't just stand there......come on in!


This was sent to me last night by Border Collie Mom and had me sobbing. I miss Tsar so much that it's a constant pain in my heart, but now Sebastian and I will face new challenges and adventures together. Life goes on and there's always a dog out there somewhere that needs a friend and some love.

19 comments:

Mitch and Molly said...

How beautiful. You have our mom in tears too.

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

rottrover said...

Love that poem!! "don't just stand there, come on in!!" That's the way it is! Sending hugs...

SissySees said...

Beautiful... both the verse and your new journey with Sebastian!

Jo's World said...

I write this through teary eyes, like you missing the character that was Tsar (never having met him but loving what he was) From your first post about this dog who came to your neighbor's door I felt strongly he was from Tsar. I am Irish so I believe in all other worldly events!

Beautifully written and graciously received!

Jo, Stella and Zkhat
(Where is Sebastian, by the way?)

Soggibottom said...

JUST PERFECT :-)
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Think this is one very lucky lad :-) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How very beautiful - so nice of them to send you that, and how very appropriate. Tsar did very well:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

the Bs said...

that's a beautiful poem and we congratulate you on your newest addition! we hear so many stories about doggies who don't find homes and makes our hearts happy to hear of one who found his way to your happy home. congrats to both of you!

woofs

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a beautiful post, Sue! You're right, you never get over missing those special dogs, and no dogs can take their place, but pups like Sebastian need us and fill the hole that's left.

Ann Oon said...

Somehow i knew you will end up taking him in... you have the purest heart of gold Sue.

I think Tsar might have sent him to you.. to help you heal.

Always love this poem.

Kerry said...

Oh, you take my breath away. Sebastion is a lucky boy. He will be a new adventure for you, and take his unique place in your pantheon of dogs.

Two French Bulldogs said...

So nice!
Benny & Lily

Mango said...

Who wouldn't cry reading that poem and remembering Tsar? I know your heart is big enough for one more and Sebastian is one lucky guy. Big hugs.

Mango Momma

Nichole said...

I'm alraedy crying like a baby from reading Dianne's post about Cooper and now this... the poem is beautiful, but man 2012 has not been kind. :(

Marjie said...

I know you miss Tsar terribly, but it was wonderful of you to invite Sebastian into your home. And so nice that he's even tempered and healthy.

And I love Bailey's new collar. Monkey must be proud to be so immortalized!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

How beautiful. It is just how we think isn't it? What a talented poet. Thanks so much for sharing. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory (and Carol)

Nicki said...

It's perfect

gMarie said...

I have been so out of it. I'm sorry. Welcome Sebastian to your pack! I hope the boys are Nice to him. Tell Fudge to be nice. :) g

Kerry said...

Ohhhhh my. So sweet.

Dianne said...

That is so beautiful... I'm crying like a fool, but it is beautiful.