Final Ode to Tom

My ex-boyfriend,Tom, Maggie the Dalmatian and Gizmo the Westie
@Pattitude (1311)
Newton, North Carolina
December 27, 2015 9:05pm CST
Had Christmas dinner at my sister's house Talks about you, and Sheba, too Wondered if your ears were burnt Now I know that could not be true Went home and a message was found It was little Josh, tho not so little anymore He said that you had passed whilst my eyes went round and round Not true, i thought, as I felt ill to the core He said that you had been alone and not found till Christmas day At the end, how scared you must have been How shattered is my heart that it happened in this way But free are you now, illness no longer has you enslaved Memories of all night centipede And pots of potato soup galore But in the games, you always were in the lead Cubed steak and stir fry all the more The memories are long and endless And will stay forever in my heart Maggie and Gizmo you no longer will miss How miserable I will be that we are forever apart You consoled me when I lost my son You were always strong for me Until from your life, I was gone But friends we stayed and would always be Yesterday is a memory Our laughter bold and bright Then clouds began to gather Until our love lost its light Saying goodbye is never easy It is the hardest thing to do But what hurts even more Is no chance to say it to you
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@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec 15
I'm choked up reading this, it's so heartfelt. So sorry.
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@Pattitude (1311)
• Newton, North Carolina
29 Dec 15
Thank you, I am doing much better today. I don't usually write poetry, but I was inspired.....
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@paigea (19876)
• Canada
29 Dec 15
I am so sorry for your loss. Your poem is a lovely tribute. Take care.
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@Pattitude (1311)
• Newton, North Carolina
29 Dec 15
Thanks very much!
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• United States
4 Mar 16
You have just told him beautifully . . . this was great and brought a tear to my eye thanks @Pattitude and how are you today ?
@sgbrown (1685)
• United States
3 Jan 16
This is a beautiful and touching poem! I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend.
@TRBRocks420 (56920)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Dec 15
Very sad, it's never easy to lose someone. I wish it was something, we didn't have to experience.