Echo

ech·o


/ˈekō/noun

  1. 1. a sound or series of sounds caused by the reflection of sound waves from a surface back to the listener.
  2. 2. a close parallel or repetition of an idea, feeling, style, or event.

I am selfish with my love, and I don’t share it with easily. Yet, there are those that enter your life and demand that you love them simply because they love you unconditionally.  They lay beside you on days that your body is too weak to stand. They guard you in safety and would fight to the death to protect you.  Regardless of the amount of love you have for them, they will always love you way more. At times, they annoy you as they demand your attention, but you cave in and do all you can to make sure that they are happy. Because you love them. When you are sad, and you want to be alone, their love for you and their desire to make you happy makes you smile. They are devoted to you, with a bind that can’t be broken. They entertain your ideas and show no hesitation when you insist that they wear the silly outfit you picked out for them. They love you unconditionally, and for always. Sadly, they can’t share with you that they are hurting, and holding on for one more moment to be with you. It’s heartbroken because you don’t want them to suffer and you want them to hold on knowing they are devoted to you until their final breath. You want to say hang on just a little longer, I don’t want to say goodbye… the thought of them spending another second in pain is more important than your final goodbye. The heartache in knowing that they have remained loyal and would have suffered through great pain just to spend another second with you. I will never love her the way that she loved me, especially during my darkest F* life days. It’s hard for me to say, I’m jealous of the way…You’re happy without me. 

I’m fairly certain that you have mastered the human language many. many years ago… I wrote this for you on the day you wouldn’t stop nagging me to take you on a walk. I will always love you, sweet girl. Good girl, rest in peace.

Good, Girl 

Just a bit slower than a run

I will go with you

This time at your pace

After another sleepless night

Listening to your cries from the adjoining room

I know you miss when I would sleep with you

Today we will walk

Despite the walls between us each night

Today I will hold on tightly but allow you to guide

This walk is essential for you

Because of our love, I will go with you

Today will be a good day for you

A good day for you means a better night for me

After a long exhausted mile

I reach down, pet your head and smile.

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