There was fear in those eyes
sorrow in those eyes
What was he trying to tell me?
He lay there trembling
still his tail wagged
For whose comfort did I stroke his head?
There remained fear in those eyes.
Faithful friend I whispered in his ear
It is time to release you from your pain
His snout wrinkled as I shed another tear
The vet asked if I wanted to remain…
(c) Chris Black. July 2018