Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Lost Youth of Boy and Dog

Are you ready for another poem? This poem was written about a dog, named Jack, who had been a life-long friend to his master for 18 years.

When Jack died he was buried on the top of a wooded hill overlooking the fields and swift rippling waters of Gray's Run in Cynthiana, Kentucky. Jack and his life long master spent many years romping and playing in these fields until August, 1957 when his master joined the Marine Corp. The following year on April 8, 1958, Jack died.

This poem was written on April 8, 1958
by James E. Hatcher.

"Lost Youth of Boy and Dog"
I shall go back, back once more
where the swift rippling waters flow
I shall go back, back once more
to the fields and streams I love and know
Yes, I shall return once again
where many days of youth were spent in fun and grin
Yes, I shall return once again
and gaze at the place I use to swim
Yes, I shall whistle across the fields once more
to the shady shores I once spent with my lost love
Yes, I shall whistle across the fields once more
where I watched for the flight of the morning dove
But, this journey I shall make alone
for in time man and man's best friend must part
with sadness and sorrow filling my heart.

1 comment:

jellyhead said...

What a sweet and sad poem. I'm such a sucker for dog stories (or poems).

Hope you are having a great day!