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A part of me

A sunny winter morning, the sky is a deep blue, there’s a cool wind blowing gently…. everything is almost perfect, yet my heart is heavy and cold. My Bruno, my best friend of almost 16 years lies at rest… still…inert… never to come back again.

You were the sunshine corner in my soul. I could be having a great day or a really bad one –but you were always just there. Although we didn’t speak the same language – I always felt understood. Sometimes I would forget to play with you or spend time alone, but you never complained… just waited patiently till I had time for you again. You never failed to welcome me back with a wagging tail and eagerness even when you were in pain.

No amount of words can explain the bond we shared or the emptiness I feel inside today. You may be gone for now, but you are always a part of me.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.