Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Dog Has Lived





A dog has lived, a friendship shared,

Of silent lucidity, of humanity bared.


A sniff, a lick, an innocent pry,

Vivid conversations, through an intimate eye.


A loyal companion, with a powerful bust,

The gentle giant, a deterrent to trust.


A contagious spirit, he wags his tail,

To embark on journeys, to just set sail.


Alas so near, yet so far he's going,

He feels it too, on his face its showing.


The ghost breathes out, without a sigh,

Silenced by an angel's lullaby.


It leaves behind for us to see,

Fond memories, for all eternity.


And takes away as it departs,

The 'Scamper' that once lit our hearts.


A dog has lived, a friendship shared,

Of silent lucidity, of humanity bared.


--- Alistair D'souza (2010)


6 comments:

Goli said...

Sorry to hear that. But a wonderful poetry.

--
Goli

The Wandering Minstrel said...

Ohh...and a goodbye could not be more apt.

Jacqui said...

So sorry to hear about Scamper. A beautiful tribute.

Etchen said...

"vivid converstations through and intimate eye" How wonderfully and aptly put.

My eyes are now glistening at your lovely tribute. A sad goodbye between two dear friends.

Eileen said...

Alistar, a beautiful tribute to your pet I feel for you since we had Bullet too...your poem brought tears to my eyes too...Eileen Almeida [Trevor Gonsalves's cousin, T Fernandez compound]

Alistair D'souza said...

thanks Eileen