One More Summer



Give me one more summer, Old Man.

One more summer to walk down the road

While you trot along beside me in the tall grass.

It’s too cold for you now

And you are so unsure on the ice.

So we settle for standing on the back step

Watching the winter birds dart through the trees.

Give me one more summer, Old Man.

I want to watch you lie in the sun

With your head held up, face to the warmth.

Breathing in the joy of a bright, blue sky day.

And I will remember how you were lightening in the grass

Keeping the bugs at bay,

Making me laugh at your circus acrobatics.

Give me one more summer, Old Man.

That’s all I ask.

Anymore would be a gift.

And in the Autumn, as the leaves softly fall,

If you are weary, and wish to sleep.

I will kiss the warm spot on the top of your head.

And gently hold you as you close your eyes.

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6 Responses to One More Summer

  1. Pat Amato says:

    M, I LOVE your posts. This one was soooo touching. Thank you for sharing.

  2. That was beautiful. I have an “Old Man” myself, so this really touched my heart.

  3. mahines says:

    Thank you Pat and Beth. It’s nice to get such positive feedback.

  4. This is so true. The perennial prayer when we have a beloved senior dog. Thank you for saying it so beautifully. It breaks my heart all over again, remembering.

  5. Sally says:

    This could apply to an elderly cat as well. My beloved Chip. 16 years old this October.

  6. Karen Schlabach says:

    Made me cry….

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