I Came Home Today...

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I Came Home Today...


I came home today to find my dog had died,
We'd been together such a very long time.
I remembered when I first brought him home,
He was 2 months old, didn't like it alone.
He was full of life, my consummate friend,
He loved to play and take walks now and then.
No matter how often,
Where or when.
He was 12 years old the day he died.
I laid down and quietly cried.

I came home today to find my dad had died,
I had just been with him the previous night.
I remembered fondly the good times we'd had.
He was my mentor, a well thought of man,
He was always there, to chastise and commend,
My trusted advisor, my kindred Godsend,
It happened so fast,
His heart just gave in,
He was 63 the day he died.
I laid down and quietly cried.

I came home today to find my mom had died,
Her zest for life had just withered by,
I remembered how vibrant and beautiful she'd been,
The years posed a fight she just couldn't win.
My collective memories of her loving care,
I loved my mom, I wished I'd been there,
It all seemed surreal,
Unable to feel,
She was 68 the day she died.
I laid down and quietly cried.

I came home today and I realized,
How quickly the years had passed me by,
I remembered all my family and friends,
Who no longer graced this world I'm in.
Phantoms in dreams, cerebral ghosts,
My wife and children now matter most,
I treasured lost memories,
With a subliminal toast,
I'm 49, I subconsciously sighed,
I laid there a moment and quietly cried.


Copyright © August 2009
Kevin Mooney

 

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Charlie23 commented on I Came Home Today...

04-15-2010

This is so perfectly written once again. You started so softly, as it hurts when a pet moves on. Our human family and friends hit a bit harder when the time comes. I wanted to cry when I read about your pup. I brought my baby boy lab home at eight weeks, he is now thirteen, it'll be hard the day he no longer lays at my feet.

themommyof2 commented on I Came Home Today...

12-10-2009

That was beautiful. It kind of seems that way. One day we are in a hurry to grow up and the next we are counting the people we have lost and wondering "Where did all those years go?" 10 from me too

Artie commented on I Came Home Today...

08-08-2009

This is so well written. A beautiful piece. These are feelings we all share, and truths we all must face. You have written an amazing poem here. 10 from me.

SavVySam commented on I Came Home Today...

08-08-2009

How sadly beautiful! Wonderful tribute to passing times and to those with whom you share life's precious moments.

cliftondurant commented on I Came Home Today...

08-07-2009

love ly poem kmooney i know it sad to think about but the loving memory is worth it weight in gold God bless

The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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