ONCE THE LIGHT IS OUT

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I miss you already.

Once the light is out and the room is silent,
I will miss you even more.

“Remember the time…” fills the house already.

Once the light is out and the house is silent
I will remember you even more…

 

Like how you taught me to pause, take a deep breath, and jump to find my joy

JAZZY SWIMTo take solace in the silence of the forest on a winter’s afternoon

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Blaze new trails

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To sniff the air, shake off the rain, and search for whatever it is I’m looking for
without ever giving up.

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You taught me that I needn’t dress to the trends to look good

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And how I don’t need anyone to help scratch my back.

back scratch jazz For sixteen years, your puppy antics

12366054_10153246691203837_3712197058919264488_ohave made me laugh, cry, and grow – opening my heart sixty times six sizes tall.

The flame’s now snuffed.
The house is silent.

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The light has gone from your eyes
leaving my life far brighter and richer
than I could ever have expected.
Thank you Jazzy
for your loyalty and love,
now
and
forever
more.

 

 

 

About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.
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29 Responses to ONCE THE LIGHT IS OUT

  1. I am so sorry for your loss, Donna. We lost our dog 5 years ago and it still stings (she was only 4 years old). This is a beautiful tribute. Big hugs for you… xo

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  2. Lyn says:

    Oh my. That was so heart-breakingly beautiful, Donna. I was thoroughly choked up reading it xxx

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  3. Oh Donna, I’m so sorry for your loss. What a sweet tribute to your Jazzy. xo Jen

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  4. Susanne says:

    Oh Donna, I’m so sorry your darling Lab is gone. A very sad day for you.

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  5. ubensmom says:

    The last picture is so so nice. We feel too as if one of our family members is gone. Godspeed Jazzy Weidner. We will miss knowing you are in the world.

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  6. Corinne says:

    So very sad…
    So very sorry…
    She will be missed!
    What a lovely tribute!

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  7. ilargia64 says:

    So sorry for your loss…. But you are right: they give us so much love and happiness…And without asking anything they seem to know what we need… I know it is normal, I know everybody and everything star and finish…But it is hard…A hug from Spain!

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  8. Oh no, Donna. So sorry! A wonderful verse and I’m so glad for what looks like tons of good memories!

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  9. Sending love, Donna. What a sweet and sad tribute to a beautiful dog.

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  10. Don Royster says:

    Sorry for your loss.

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  11. Noreen says:

    Donna we are so sorry for you loss. What a beautiful tribute. Jazzy was an amazing dog and we know how much she will be missed. She had a great life.

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  12. Reblogged this on Red Said What? and commented:
    Guest bloggers put it out there:

    DONNA GWINNELL LAMBO-WEIDNER SAID WHAT?…Once the Light is Out

    A beautiful tribute to a beloved pet.

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  13. J. Rossi says:

    I lost my cat of 19 yrs this past summer. Though I have 2 new kittens, nothing will ever replace that boys heart in mine.

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  14. Oh Donna, I am so sorry for the loss of Jazzy. Your post moved me, and I send you all the best.

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  15. Carmel says:

    Oh Donna I’m so sorry! I know the pain of losing my furry companion after 11years. They truly take a piece of your heart when they leave but they bring so much joy when they are here. So hard to let them go. Stay well my friend.

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