They Will Not Go….


They will not go, quietly,

the dogs who’ve shared our lives.

In subtle ways they let us know,

their spirit still survives.

Old habits still make us think

we hear a barking at the door.

Or step back when we drop

a tasty morsel on the floor.

Our feet still go around the place

the food dish used to be.

And sometimes, coming home at night,

we miss them terribly.

And although time may bring new friends

and a new food dish to fill,

That one place in our hearts belongs to them

and… always will.


~ author unknown ~