The Canine Collection of Poems

The Last Journey


Iím going on a journey that I must take alone.
It pains me so to leave you and this warm and loving home.
But first I want to thank you for making life so sweet,
For all the love and toys, clean water, food and treats.
Life wasnít always good for me. In fact, it was the worst.
Till you saved me from the puppy mill and soothed the years of hurts.
You gave me such a happy life, more than I could have dreamed.
I thought Iíd always live here. At least thatís how it seemed.
But the years flew by and I grew old. And now itís time to leave.
So I give you all my love to hold and beg you not to grieve.
Iíll not stray far away from you. Iíll be just over the golden ridge.
On that day you come to join me, Iíll be waiting at The Bridge.
~ Sandie Levine



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