There are no words,
What can I say
About that cold
Here one minute,
Then you’re gone.
I didn’t know how
I would carry on.
We’d chased the wind
We’d jumped the moon.
Our journey ended
Far too soon.
Bear, I lost you, Bear.
Bear, sweet Bear.
We didn’t get
To say goodbye,
And now all I can
Do is cry.
You changed my life;
You healed my heart;
Then our sweet world
Was torn apart.
You are no longer here, my Bear
And yet, I sense you’re everywhere.
Bear, I love you, Bear.
Bear, I miss you, Bear.
(Lyrics from the song “No Last Goodbye” by Dorothy E. Chiotti)
Every once in a while someone comes into our lives and shakes us up in all the right ways. My horse, Shakespeare, affectionately known as “Bear,” was one of those someones. Over almost 12 years together he did indeed change my life and heal my heart. He was a great teacher, a great friend and a beautiful soul. He made me look at the broken parts of my life and piece them back together again. For that I will always be grateful.
This week marks a year since Bear died from torsion colic, and it’s time for closure. All the firsts are behind us. Time to scatter his ashes to the wind from whence he came and allow my life to move forward.
The words of the poem were written for the loss of this dear friend, however I’m aware of the universal nature of the sentiments expressed. “Here one minute, then you’re gone …” who hasn’t known the feeling of sudden and inexplicable loss.
I dedicate this to all who have lost a sweet loved one and didn’t have a chance to say goodbye.
Thanks for visiting …
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No Last Goodbye …
Thoughts on the first anniversary off the passing of my heart horse, Bear …
Nurture what you love …
I am so glad you had this beautiful being in your life. Although he is no longer with you, he clearly made an impact on your life & your heart. I have no doubt you will carry his spirit with you always❤️
Thank you, Lynn. Everyone who knew Bear knew he was a special soul. It was such a blessing to have him grace my life 💕