Old Dog

Old Dog

You still lay beside his chair.

Head on paws and patient stare

Waiting for the lad in vain

Until your death you will remain.

Eyes once bright now stare blind

Seek the past and master kind

Memory of beloved call

That drew you from both field and hall

Muzzle now shot through with grey

You are a dog of yesterday

Your days are drawing to an end

You wait in vain for your lost friend

Your coat once bright has lost its sheen

You walk on legs with palsy seen

But in dog dreams your running still

Boy by your side on shore and hill

Old dog your days are all but done

And in the end I will be the one.

To set you free from your pain

So you can run with my lost boy again.
Dave Kavanagh February 2015


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