Your Pet Loss Poems'Buttons Is Slowly Slipping Away'
by Annette Hunter
(Horn Head Pet Sanctuary, Donegal, Ireland)
Buttons loves the heather
A woman who is so tidy, usually organised so very well
Now her kitchen table is a mess, unopened letters from who she can barely tell
Because her focus is poor Buttons who is getting more unwell by the day
Her focus is not unopened envelopes
They will still be here when Buttons is gone away
Her focus is poor Buttons who so needs her total love and attention
Her focus is to save Horn Head Pet Sanctuary, yes, that also deserves a mention
When a dog she truly adores is slowly slipping away
What matters unopened post? Surely time for that another day?
Over 50 begging letters sent in the early hours of so many a night
Hours and hours on the computer hoping someone out there would surely hear her plight?
Not even one reply. Not one stranger heard her pleas
What more must she do? Must she now get down and beg upon her knees?
So she cradles her darling Buttons, momentarily forgetting her need for an urgent lifeline
She clings to her darling Buttons knowing that each moment has to last a lifetime
What matters Time when Time is all that matters?
What matters unopened mail when her heart is torn in tatters?
What matters Money? Well Money can save us all
But No money can save poor Buttons, no amount of money is that tall
So tonight she will cradle poor Buttons, making sure for now she is warm, safe and happy
But tonight she will not sleep, she must think of more ways to save
Horn Head Pet Sanctuary
So tonight she will cuddle poor Buttons, so pure and of so gentle a soul
For tonight Buttons is still here with her, she is not yet ready to be stole
A woman sits in her kitchen which is so untidy and such a mess
A woman who is so tired and drained due to stress stress and more stress
A woman who adores her rescued pets, sure they rescued her she will say
But she desperately needs someone to rescue us all now
Keep hoping, she must keep hoping: Tomorrow brings another day....
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