I Haven’t Left at All

I saw you gently weeping as you looked through photographs
You paused for just a moment at one that made you laugh;
But as you turned more pages the tears began to flow
…you whispered that you miss me but I want you to know;
I softly licked those stinging tears that down your cheeks did fall
I want to help you understand that I haven’t left at all.
 
On those days that you are overcome with sorrow, pain and grief
I rest my head upon your leg to offer some relief.
When you take our walking path I’ve seen you turn around
Because I know you surely heard my paws upon the ground.
 
At night while you are sleeping I snuggle at your side
You stroke my fur as you touch that place that I used to lie.
You said it’s just your heart playing tricks upon your mind
But rest assured I’m really there, my spirits left behind.
 
I know your heart is hurting; it’s like an open sore
You think my life has ended and that you won’t see me anymore.
But for those of us bound tight  by love, death is not the curtain call;
It’s really the eternal beginnings that waits for us all
So dear Master as you live your life I patiently await
For us to be together when you pass through Heaven’s gate.
~ Anonymous
 
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