Your Pet Tributes'Vanilla Hoffman'
by Jerilyn Hoffman
(Coral Springs, Florida)
The Next Day Is The Hardest
by Jeri Hoffman, for my loving Wheaten Vanilla Hoffman
I ate my breakfast in my chair
I looked down and you were not there
A dog's life is short-it is not fair
I want to touch your fur, your golden hair
I look in the hallway at your resting place
There's no thumping tail, no smiling face
The heartbreak comes next, I can't erase
That no one else can fill your place
There are no eyes gazing up from the floor
While I make dinner and the food you adored
No paw lifted up to say give me more
Treats handed out freely and love assured
I walked alone tonite no dog by my side
The one I walked each day with pride.
I scream in my pillow as I cried inside
My very best friend in the world has died!
My friend are you looking down at me?
While you play up there are you happy?
Give me a sign to make me see
That once again you are running free
I asked God why are their lives so short?
Please give me just a quick retort
I guess it gets really lonely for you way up there
You need them to sit by your golden chair...
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