You Never Said Goodbye
(Pet Poems – Dog Poems)
“Woof” I said, as you started the car.
“Hooray” I said, it’s my first time afar.
The scents we were passing were all new to me.
For it was my first introduction to this mystery.
As we got out of the car I embraced you with joy.
After all you remembered to bring my favorite toy!
You threw it once or twice, of which I retrieved.
But on the third it seemed you were ready to leave.
You threw it long and hard and I chased it like lightning.
But when I turned to bring it back I saw a sight quite frightening.
I gripped my toy hard as I tried to comprehend.
What it was I did wrong to make our relationship end.
You walked back to your car as I sat there still loyal.
Why am I subservient and you so royal?
Your engine started and you peeled out into the night.
You didn’t even care about my overwhelming fright.
As I sat in my pose determined you would come back,
The sun faded behind me while the surroundings turned black.
Day after day I stayed in that park.
Lying, waiting too feeble to bark.
As I lay there dying, thinking of you master.
I asked myself how I got into this horrifying disaster.
With my last breath of life, I whispered your name.
Then I collapsed in a heap, overrun by pain.
Why didn’t you love me master? Why didn’t you care?
Had I no significance, was I just a clump of hair?
I stayed there master and I waited for you.
I guess taking care of me was just too much to do.
I’m gone now master, no more You-and-I
But what I can’t figure out is why?
You didn’t even say goodbye.
– Andrew Siegele
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