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I found this poem a while back, sometimes I can barely read the first couple of lines it brings so much pain. But I want to believe so much, I want to know for sure, I want to have that feeling, that sense of his presence.

Reading it makes me want to truly know my Dad is with me every minute of everyday.Every single line is something he would say or do.

the last 3lines touch my heart and soul more than I can say, I absolutely love the "idea" of going home to him

I hope you like it,

Hugs to all



I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.

I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.

I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,

"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,

You were thinking of the many times your hands reached out to me.

I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.

I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.

I want to reassure you that I'm not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.

I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "it's me."

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.

I tried so hard to let you know that I was standing there.

It's possible for me to be so near you everyday.

To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew ...

In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is almost over... I smile and watch you yawning

and say "goodnight, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,

I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.

I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.

Be patient, live your journey out ... then come home to be with me

Author Unknown (which is unfortunate, I think it's a masterpiece)

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you are welcome Mrs.B, I am sorry for the loss of your dear Rick. I hope everyone's loved one is doing exactly what the poem says and that it's just our minds are just not open enough to truly "see" or feel it...maybe someday

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  • 3 weeks later...

Oh I was crying from the start, I so want to believe it too that we will all be together again someday. Thanks for sharing it and I am so very sorry for your loss. Elizabeth

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