My Sparky

By Danette Moreno, January 2010, Updated February 2015

My heart is broken, where did you go?
You were in my arms just one week ago
Then suddenly nothing but darkness and pain
I knew we’d come to the end of your days
How would I manage to let you go?
Cut the tie that bound you and release your soul?
I’d learn to live with just memories
Through pain so deep I cannot breathe
Soar to the Heavens my beautiful friend
I choose to believe I’ll see you again
I know people say you were “just a dog”
They’re too blind to see they were looking at God.

Danette Moreno lives in Carson, Calif. She wrote "My Sparky" the night after putting her beloved companion of 13 years to sleep.