Lady Jane Cheyenne

I remember

Immersed with ague

More chills within than February winds

Rattling my windows

As you were placed on my lap

Lady Jane Cheyenne


Your fur,  ebony

Smooth as river-drenched stones

Puddles of jasper curved as teardrops

Fluid with wonder

Your mother’s scent subsided

Cut asunder from your home

Lady Jane Cheyenne


You grew quicker than seasons cycled

Faithful as any friend

Bringing life and laughter

To our world

Lady Jane Cheyenne


And clouds came and settled low and heavy

We had to find another place

For you to live

Where you could run and be all

You were meant to be

Lady Jane Cheyenne


I remember

Saying goodbye

Watching you leave

And wondering if you would remember

Lady Jane Cheyenne

dVerse prompt today is an ode.  This is for our puppy who we had for 3+ years before we had to find another home for her due to illness in our family which changed our circumstances. It turned out good for her. She lived to be 13 which is a good life for a black lab.


About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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14 Responses to Lady Jane Cheyenne

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    I hope she remembered. I don’t see how she could forget. Beautiful ode to your black lab.

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  2. Love the rhythm of this poem, friend. xx

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  3. mhmp77 says:

    She lived to be 13 which is a good life for a black lab.

    It turned out to be a blessing. Love this kind of endings!


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  4. I wish I knew what happened to my grandmother’s dog she had to give back to the shelter. Too active, too bouncy and too dangerous for an old lady. I loved that dog though.

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  5. This is so very sweet… and so good that life continued to kind to her. Love the dog’s name

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  6. Kathy Reed says:

    Always poignant to read an ode to a pet…nicely written.


  7. This is really cool- it gives me Leonard Cohen vibes!


  8. Anna says:

    Puppies are the best and so hard to part with at any age, nicely done!


  9. Grace says:

    I am sure she remembers you & the family ~ This is a sweet tribute to your dog Mary ~


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