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Crosby – A Treasure Lost

20170102_110347_200-1645All good things must come to and end. On Friday 11 May 2018, the world lost a legend and I lost my “heart dog” when Crosby crossed the rainbow bridge.

When I came across this poem, I thought back at the last they when I said goodbye to him, and I’m sure this is what he was trying to say to me:


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.


I will always love you, Crosby. You will forever hold a place in my heart.

By Susan, Caregiver