Shari's Dog, Maya
by Shelby Norris
(Panama City Beach Florida)
My friend, Shari, said goodbye to her 14 year old Golden, Maya.
I wanted to write a poem for her.
What word can be, my friend's not here, not here beside me, as not long ago I bid her bye. How was I to know, I mean I did know she was old. The emptiness her spot, her bowl, to sweep up her hair no more. How tell me what will I feel, when my key is in the door and you're not there. It will be sad. It already is. To replace you, could never bring you back. You were so very special in so many ways. Oh, I thank God for your bright sun ray. The loss of you, it fills my heart, but I must tell myself, never will we part. For I'm not sure who's master was who, cause I loved, spoiled and worshiped you, and even carried you for a year or two, and walked you so proud. I can't believe you're not here, you're really not. Someday together we will be, my Golden Maya, and me.