OLD BLUE


OLD BLUE

Old Blue that was his name

The best damn dog I ever had

It almost seemed he could read my mind

He was always good, and never bad.

 

I found him on the back porch

He looked so thin and cold

I couldn’t help but feel sorry for him

So I picked him up to hold.

 

He couldn’t have been no bigger

Than my two hands held together

His tail showed a little life

And I knew he would be mine forever.

 

I raised him all those days from there

Even taught him a trick or two

He was always by my side

The two of us were stuck like glue.

 

Then one day  I got old it seemed

And Blue he even got older

When  I went to give him his breakfast

He didn’t move and his skin was colder.

 

I  lost my best friend that day

Now I had no reason to live

Old Blue had kept me company

He had so much love to give.

 

I sit here with tears in my eyes

As I look out over the grounds

I sure do miss that dog I admit

Miss seeing him run around.

 

Lord you brought me a friend

And now you took him away

Do you think my day will come

When he and I can play?

 

I rock in my worn out rocker

And I look up to the skies

I thought I heard a familiar bark

Then I wipe the tears from my eyes.

 

Written by,

Terry Shepherd

08.15.2014

 

 

6 thoughts on “OLD BLUE

  1. Beautiful Terry. All us pet owners will read this and remember that loyal friend who tagged along, loved you without conditions and sat on your lap 24 hours a day. Maybe even lapped your cheeks for attention as you snoozed in the early morning.

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  2. What a beautiful poem. As I was reading this, I was thinking of Ellie, a dog we took in and looked after her for four years until she had to go to that big meadow in the sky.

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