Danielle N. Calhoun
I’ve traveled this path for far too long,
My time is passed; I need to go home,
I’m tired and weak, and my heartbeats slow,
My eyes cannot see, as they did once before.
I walk the path, of those gone before,
So that I may pass through,
The threshold of another door.
My tail hangs low, and my ears, they are limp,
My body cannot carry this weight anymore,
It’s time for me to go I cannot be here anymore.
I lay down to rest, as my eyes slowly close,
My heart also rests as I pass to the beyond,
I am not alone, for others are there,
Brothers, Sisters, Mothers that care.
I smile my toothy grin, with tongue hanging out:
The puppy I was once was I am again now.
I did not give in to defeat,
I stood proud and tall,
So for me do not weep,
For now I am home.
©Copyright July 10, 2003 by Danielle N. Calhoun
Submitted for the June 2003 IWVPA Club Theme Project, “Defeat”