Tate by Sherry / Mommy

May I go now?

May I go now? Do you think the time is right?
May I say goodbye to pain filled days and endless lonely nights?
I’ve lived my life and done my best,
an example tried to be.
So can I take that step beyond and set my spirit free?
I didn’t want to go at first, I fought with all my might.
But something seems to draw me
now to a warm and living light.
I want to go, I really do. It’s difficult to stay.
But I will try as best I can to live
just one more day.
To give you time to care for me and
share your love and fears.
I know you’re sad and afraid, because I see your tears.
I’ll not be far, I promise that,
and hope you’ll always know that my spirit will be close to you wherever you may go. Thank you so for loving me.
You know I love you too, that’s why it’s hard
to say goodbye and end this life with you.
So hold me now just one more time and
let me hear you say, because you care
so much for me, you’ll let me go today.

Written for a beloved pet & friend by Susan A. Jackson


With Love Always,
12, July 2003