When Marley went OTRB, my good pal Ollie (@theGObros) informed me that all the friends were contributing letters, photos, anecdotes, etc. to a book for Marley's family. Ollie made a special request of me...to write a poem for the cover of the book.
I held this poem from my blog since then so that Marley's family would be the first to read it and I now have permission from them to share it here. So I present my elegy:
To The Memory of Marley Terrier
Goodbye, the often heard "ello for you",
We now sit and wonder, what do we do?
Whether morning, afternoon or evening,
There'll never be such a sincere greeting
To lift our spirits and cheer our hearts
And help new furiends with their Twitter starts.
O too soon! over the Rainbow you soar
In a proper sit, we still wait for more:
Big news from the weekend, weather reports,
Latest in food, teasing Lola for sports.
In with the typist, curled up in a lap.
Out in the garden, where you sneak in a nap.
But puddles of sun need not a canine
To bring in warmth and continue to shine.
A noble Border, one never afraid
To help a terrier who may have strayed.
Such generous gifts, to help dogs in need
Let all be inspired, no matter the breed.
Once more, ello; our goodbye and farewell,
Oh how short here, in this life you did dwell.
Let your bit broken heart beat and bound;
In fields o'er the rainbow as you race around.