February 23rd 2010 5:18 pm
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The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
and pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this--the last battle--can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
Don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
What is to come can hold no fears
You'd not want me to suffer, so.
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me til the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
it is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close--we two--these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.
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Thank you so much for printing the poem, we lost Sheba on 24th February 2010 so know exactly what you have been through.
You are so Welcome. I miss Molly Mae sooo Much Still, I miss her cuddling up next to me. Running around outside tryin gto catch me with her toy, or walking by the riding lawn mower all the way , she was there. I lost Molly to a Heart -attack. The vet looked at her one day, Because I sensed something was wrong. He found a heart murmur. I said what can you do, he looked at me and said "Nothing"
That night late, I rushed her to a clinic because it was a wkend, and she never came back home. She died of a heart-attack there. I held her for a good hr, just screaming and crying, why , lord, why her? I realized later that it was not for me to ask it was God 's will. It still hurts so badly, But I believe she is in Heaven and I will se my Molly Mae again! I Love you Precious....
That must have been awful for you as it all happened so suddenly, Sheba had started to have fits last August and was having them every month so in February when she started having them I just thought that she would get over it in a day and be alright again but she had so many and the medication wasn't helping, in the end her legs went and she didn't really know anything at all at the end which in a way was a good thing.We had another dog and have since rescued another one but itnstill hurts without Sheba, she was very special, as you say it was God's will, I really thought that she would have lived a few more years but it wasn't to be.