In the Early Light of Dawn

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“You fling it open for the first time/ but I’m gone” -M Kahf Wall

Though now gone from your tender sight 
if you look for me in early light of dawn 
when colors are afire in a painted sky
and birds are greeting the coming morn
you will see my dear face high in white clouds 
looking for you to say hi

And in those times remember when 
we were inseparable, you and I
remember the profound unquestioning quiet
in my unwavering brown eyes 
remember the warmth of my furry body
pressed close to your own in the night

Grieve not for me for I will always be near
for our two hearts are inextricably bound
and though you must shed oceans to heal
and there will be days of immense grief,
once the rushing tides of sadness ebb away
here I will be by your side, forever and a day

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: Dedicated to our dear pup, Ricky Bobby “Bubba”. He crossed the rainbow bridge on Sunday January 24, 2021. Our lives will never be the same.

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Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at:
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

14 Comments on “In the Early Light of Dawn

  1. I must first say and acknowledge, the loss of a beloved dog can be so very hard. Dogs have a way of giving unconditional love, and in such a way, that they become a true member of the family.

    “once the rushing tides of sadness ebb away
    here I will be by your side, forever and a day”
    These words, however, can be words of comfort to anyone who has lost a loved one….human or animal. These words, for me, are truly beautiful.

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  2. Oh, Linda, this is so poignant. We lost our little cat in horrible circumstances in November. I still look for her every day. Our animals take up residence in our hearts. You have literally made me well up.

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  3. I am so sorry for the hurt you must be feeling right now. I hope in time it will get easier and you will be able to look back on all the happy days you spent together.

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