Sunday, May 31, 2009


golden rays
radiating deep
where the hurt lies
your hurt is age
and weary bones
and fighting
the good fight
to keep going
for me
my hurt is knowing
the day nears
when goodbyes
will be said
you know it too
i can see it
in your eyes
so brown
so true
telling of long years
of friendship
and secrets told
as one can only
tell a best friend
and so today as
we lie together
and commune
with the sun
i pour my love
and gratitude
into your soul
praying god
will give us
just a bit longer

5.31.09 (c) julie king


Susan said...

Oh Julie. I stopped by yesterday and meant to (but don't think I did) comment on your sweet red toes. I'm always wondering when I come here how Presley is doing and have been always relieved to find he's still doing OK. Your writing is beautiful, especially today in this post, photos to cherish forever. There is nothing harder than saying goodbye. I hope for as many hours and days as are possible for you and dear Presley. Please know that we're thinking about you lots and sending loads of love and prayers to both of you.
xo Susan, Winnie Dixon, Jake & Em

WW said...

Several years after I made my own "good-byes" I still miss my buddy with all my heart!
Sending (((hugs)))

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

hI Julie read your poem and is sooo beautful. I'm sending you both love and sweet prayers your way.

Your Painting will be shipped tomorrow morning!

Lots of hugs for you Julie!!!

Christine said...

That's a lovely tribute, Julie, thinking of you at this time.

Martha Lever said...

Oh Julie, I have many tears stinging my eyes right now and I know you must be going through a hard time. I send love and hugs to you...and Presley.

cindy : quaint said...

i hope you get your wish. beautiful poem.

lori vliegen said...

your words always go straight to my heart, julie! i'm wishing you many, many good days ahead with your sweet little Presley.

p.s. received my beautiful print today....oh my, it's a treasure!! thanks so much for the extra goodies, too, you little sweetpea!! :)

Moriah Betterly said...

Very sweet, made me cry.... I hope you have many more days together!


Amazing. God bless the senior dog, they add a whole other dimension to things, proving that every life is valuable in each stage.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I am thinking of you and Presley tonight. God Bless.

Jackie said...

I popped in to catch up.
This means such a lot to me.
I am crying.

Betsy said...

Oh, how I love this! :)