So its been 6 weeks since my friend Heather’s dear Bailey passed away. ( Writer’s Block )It feels like “yesterday” for her and a few weeks for me. I still can’t believe sometimes myself. He’s still in my reiki box. She sent me an email today from someone who sent her a poem. I wanted to share it for it reminded me and brought back all the feelings that I got from Bailey when I sent reiki to him.
May I Go Now?
May I go? 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 loving 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
Check out the website, its from Seattle Veterinary Associates – a lot of good information on coping and mourning as well. (http://www.ravennavet.com/Shpages/Pet%20Loss/petloss.htm)
Beautiful photo and poem. Knowing when the time is right is never an easy thing.