My friend and companion
I held his paw as he drifted bye
neither of us wanting to hear that sigh.
Him from life and me from him
a paradox made life so grim.
He fought the dark and gently did not go
a tribute to a fighter who had a golden soul
His body laid claim to the battles he saw
being a survivor his only flaw.
He never knew how to run and play
existing on the streets as a stray
But he found love in who rescued him
and saved him from, a life so grim.
He found the kindness in a human’s hand
his world suddenly started to expand
We went for walks and had his own bed
his trust slowly started to spread.
In his last years he learned how to play
to be with a pack and enjoy each day
His sprit as strong as any I saw
but even he, could not resist the call.
A valiant life he claimed for his own
even if half would be spent alone
Tears were shed as he fell to sleep
an honorable one for whom I weep
Farewell my dear one, may you rest in peace
and from the pain I proclaim your release.