Goodbye Sweet Fur-Child!

When it is time to say goodbye to one of our fur-kids, the emotions that we feel are overwhelming. It is even harder when we have to make the choice for them. My dear friend recently had to do this. Her final gift to her beloved Bailey, was helping her to cross the Rainbow Bridge. Amber, this one is for you. Bailey was blessed to have you as her mom! RIP sweet Bailey….you will be missed forever!

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Dear Mommy

My last day was quite hard for you
I know it crushed your soul,
But what you did was right for me
Your braveness made me whole!

My body could not carry on
I used up all its play,
And in your heart, you knew it was
To be my final day!

With tears, you took me to our vet
With just a bit of hope,
But everyone agreed with you
My body could not cope!

I felt your arms around me, mom
Your love came shining through,
And as you cried those tears for me
I wanted to help you!

I tried real hard to wag my tail
And kiss you on your face,
For you were sending me to Him
With dignity and grace!

Oh mom, I had a special life
With you right from the start,
As your first kid, I’ll always be
Forever in your heart!

Let Aidan and sweet Bella know
That from my cloud above,
I’ll always have my eyes on them
Protecting with my love!

For up here, I can see again
Still bumping into things,
They say it takes a little time
To work these Angel wings!

My body is now full of life
My puppyness is back,
My mind is sharp, my heart is full
There’s nothing that I lack!

Though yesterday was hard for you
I thank you for your choice,
I needed you to do this, mom
You had to be my voice!

With love and licks, Bailey

© Copyright 2018 Amy Comstock

God Chose You To Be A Miracle Mom!

This is for all of the moms who are raising a special child! You are amazing! God chose you because He knew you could do it. It takes a special person to do what you do!

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Miracle Moms!

This is for all the special moms
Who work hard every day,
To give their special kids the chance
To grow in every way!

God picked you out from all of us
You are the chosen few,
He knew you’d put your heart and soul
In all you had to do!

To raise a special little one
Is not an easy task,
Some days you will be overwhelmed
Why me, is what you’ll ask!

Your child needs some extra care
The world can be so cruel,
But that is why God picked you out
To raise His precious jewel!

You have to deal with struggles that
Most moms don’t have to face,
You have to make decisions that
Most moms could not embrace!

We all could learn a thing or two
From watching how you live,
It’s true, you create miracles
With all the love you give!

The rest of us will never know
The love you get to share,
For children that have special needs
Give love that is so rare!

So now you know we think you are
“A miracle on earth,”
And that is why God picked you out
To have a special birth!

© Copyright 2013 Amy Comstock

WHAT IF TODAY WAS YOUR LAST DAY? WOULD YOU BE A BETTER PERSON?

If we all tried to live like every day was our last day, would the world be a better place? Just a thought!

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Last Day!

If this was your last day on earth
How would you want to live?
Would you stop taking all you could
And only try to give?

If this was your last day on earth
Would you forgive your foes?
Would you drop meanness from your heart
And see how far love goes?

If this was your last day on earth
Do you think you would speak?
Would you help others who are down
And save them from their weak?

If this was your last day on earth
Would you make your wrongs right?
Would you let other people know
That love is God’s true light?

This could be your last day on earth
So why waste it on hate?
Do good and when you’re called above
You’ll find an opened gate!

© Copyright 2013 Amy Comstock

If They Freeze To Death, So Should You!

Please bring your pets inside! They deserve the warmth of your home, not the coldness of your heart!

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Bad weather’s rolling in again
The chill is in the air,
Oh God please help my owners see
That I need extra care!

The last time that I went through this
I thought that I would die,
If no one sees that I need help
More frozen tears I’ll cry!

The ground is very cold and hard
With ice, my chain weighs more,
Why do they think I don’t deserve
To come in through their door?

The chimney smoke is what I smell
As I try to survive,
Do they not know that I exist
And want to stay alive?

I guess they have no love for me
I’m just a worthless pup,
If they don’t care about my life
I wish they’d give me up!

My body seems to ache a lot
All that I feel is pain,
I’m not sure why I fight to live
There’s nothing that I’ll gain!

The flurries are now coming down
It’s time for me to go,
Tonight sweet death will find me on
My blanket made of snow!

© Copyright 2014 Amy Comstock

PETS ARE FAMILY AND FAMILY IS FOREVER!

If you are not going to make a commitment for life, please do not add a pet to your family! They are meant to be forever….not just for now!

LAST NIGHT

Last Night

Last night as I was seeking warmth
Your window let me see,
The kind of life I used to have
Before they set me free!

I used to have a couch like yours
Where I would cuddle up,
But last night I was in the cold
A lost and lonely pup!

I saw your fancy water bowl
So you will not know thirst,
Last night I drank my water from
A pipe that froze and burst!

You also had a big red dish
With food for you to eat,
Last night I found a garbage bag
With scraps of rotten meat!

I saw your people loving you
It made your tail wag fast,
Last night I dreamt that I was loved
A flashback from my past!

They gave you lots of special treats
How lucky can you be?
I hoped that you would come outside
And share your treats with me!

I watched as you ran up the stairs
They tucked you into bed,
And then last night I closed my eyes
By morning I was dead!

© Copyright 2015 Amy Comstock

 

LET THE SEASON BEGIN!

This time of year is magical. It gives us hope and renews our faith. However, for some, it also brings on a deep inner sadness. I think that most of us experience the highs and lows of the holiday season. I also think that for some, the sadness is overwhelming. It is important for us to be aware of those around us and to try and reach out to help those in need. It is just as important to be aware of how you are feeling, and if you need help, let those around you know. After all, we are in this together and together, we can do anything.

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Stockings & Bows

As we begin to decorate
Hang stockings and red bows,
Please keep in mind that many folks
Are dealing with some lows!

Though Christmastime is filled with joy
It’s also filled with tears,
For in our mind, it brings about
The changes of past years!

The couple you saw buying toys
Two children by their side,
Are barely hanging on right now
Last year, their baby died!

The man who asked you for some help
So he can make ends meet,
Does not want presents for his kids
He just wants them to eat!

The woman you saw in the store
Whose actions made you mad,
Is dealing with her husband’s death
And kids, that have no dad!

The family who sat down to eat
And chose to say a prayer,
Now fill a plate with memories
To set by grandma’s chair!

The child you saw throw a fit
And thought, “He is not right,”
Is dealing with his first real loss
His puppy died last night!

So as we start to decorate
Hang stockings and red bows,
We need to say a loving prayer
To help folks through their lows!

For Christmas is a wondrous time
That’s filled with love and light,
A time to honor His great gift
And do all that is right!

With joyous hope and Yuletide cheer
Let this great season start,
But keep in mind that some folks need
A blessing from our heart!

© Copyright 2017 Amy Comstock

RESCUE HEROES!

I wrote this specifically for the Humane Society of Forsyth County, Georgia.  However, this goes out to all of the wonderful people who either work or volunteer in animal shelters, trying to save lives everyday. It is such a rewarding, yet heartbreaking job. God bless all of you for doing what you do.

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No Smiles Today

Today you came to see a dog
But did not like our style,
You said you felt uncomfortable
Because we did not smile!

Please understand how hard it is
To rescue every day,
The sadness that we see each week
Would take your smile away!

On Monday we received a cat
With duct tape on her paws,
We’re not sure if she’ll walk again
Abuse will be the cause!

On Tuesday we lost two sweet pups
The foster threw them out,
She dumped them in a wooded lot
They’ll starve to death, no doubt!

On Wednesday we heard from our vet
Dogs cancer now has spread,
We’ll make her last days comfortable
But soon, she will be dead!

On Thursday we received the news
That made us lose all hope,
Police had found a Pocket Pit
That kids hung from a rope!

On Friday right outside our gates
A bag of trash was found,
Three kittens and a momma cat
No movement and no sound!

On Saturday we saw a dog
With chain, tied to a tree,
His collar was beneath his skin
At least in death he’s free!

Now here we are on Sunday morn
We want to do things right,
We love that you have come to us
To make a future bright!

The family that left as you came
Just gave their sweet lab up,
They said, “he’s now too old for us
We’ll trade him for a pup!”

The sadness in this poor dogs eyes
Made us all shed a tear,
We took him in, but made them leave
No pup for them, not here!

So yes, we did not smile at you
In fact, we cried a tear,
But please don’t take it personal
We’re so glad that you’re here!

Although you might not see it now
We have much love for you,
You are the reason that we can
Continue what we do!

We try real hard to not get down
We want to treat you great,
But truth be told, it’s hard at times
Forgive us, please don’t hate!

If you adopt a pet from us
Tonight for you we’ll pray,
Because of you we’ll smile soon
It just won’t be today!

© Copyright 2015 Amy Comstock

Different, Yet The Same!

We are all different from each other! This is just a fact of life. You are tall, I am short…you are thin, I am chunky…you are beautiful, I am cute…you are black, I am white…you are gay, I am straight…you are Jewish, I am Catholic. The list goes on! However, we all have one thing in common. The one thing that makes us all the same is the fact that WE ALL MATTER! You are not better than me, and I am not better than you. We are just different! You matter…I matter…we all matter!

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Everyone Matters!

Since God created all of us
Then why do people judge?
Why do some people waste their lives
By harboring a grudge?

He wants for us to share with all
His love, which is a gift, 
Instead of putting others down
We should just try to lift!

Some people act like they are sure
How God meant us to be,
They think they have a given right
To choose our destiny!

It’s true God made me who I am
And did the same for you, 
But we are individuals
A very different two!

If I was born into a faith
That differs from your choice, 
You do not have the right to act
Like I don’t have a voice!

 God makes His presence known to all
In more than just one way, 
It should not matter where we kneel
As long as we all pray!

It’s sad for those who have to fight
To marry who they choose,
Both straight or gay, love matters most
Without it, we all lose!

 God really would be happy if
We rid our lives of hate, 
No one should have to deal with mean
Because of who they date!

Our skin is clothing straight from God
Who chose our color base,
Is it not true that black or white
We’re all the human race?

 God wants us to be kind and good
On Earth, His golden platter,
And one day He hopes we will see
That to Him, we all matter!

© Copyright 2013 Amy Comstock

Respect And Kindness To All!

Have you ever thought of what your life would be like if you were not born into the human race? Pretty scary! I am so glad to be the me that I am. In return, I try to respect all other life. I’m not a fanatic…but I do try to do what I can to help all creatures, great and small! If we would all stop and think, we could make this world a better place….and we would be teaching our children that ALL life deserves to be respected!

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Please stop And Think!

Please stop and think what life would be
If you were born a toad,
Would you get flattened as you crossed
That little country road?

Or what if you were born a squirrel
Ate nuts just to survive,
Would you feel sad that no one cared
If you were not alive?

The fact is that we’re very blessed
That He made you and me,
A member of the human race
And not a bug or bee!

Because of this I feel we should
Respect all that is born,
It’s not okay to kill for fun
For all death we should mourn!

If woodland creatures need our help
So their kids do not die,
We should do everything we can
And simply not stand by!

We have to stop and think right now
Of what our world would gain,
If we would realize this one fact
All living things feel pain!

It’s true that we need meat to live
And accidents will be,
But we should all give more respect
To every life we see!

Please stop and think what life would be
If you were born a toad,
I’d stop my car to help you out
To cross that country road!

© Copyright 2013 Amy Comstock

 

My Stuffy Little Secret!

This started out to be a lighthearted poem about stuffed animals, which I have a passion for! Yes, I will never truly grow up! Anyway, as it turns out, this poem is about me…and you…and others…including pets. Flaws do not ruin anyone. They just make us unique!

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My Silly Shh!

I have a silly secret shh!
That I will share with you,
But please do not tell anyone
They won’t believe it’s true!

It’s all about stuffed animals
And feelings they possess,
I think they laugh and cry with us
Tis why I must confess!

They need someone to speak for them
So this is what I’ll do,
I’ll tell you what they hate the most
It’s when they’re not with you!

They also hate when you go out
To buy another stuffy,
And pick one out, but throw it back
Because it is not fluffy!

The stuffy ones that do not sell
Sit on the shelf and cry,
They think there is no love for them
So they’ll be left to die!

So when I want a new stuffed toy
I’ll pick one that has flaws,
With all the stuff that’s wrong with me
They’ll love me just because!

No one on earth is without flaws
We all have stuff that’s wrong,
What’s in our hearts should count the most
Cause that’s what makes us strong!

Do not reject a toy or friend
For damage that might be,
The stuff that really matters most
Is where you cannot see!

So if a stuffy or a friend
Has one flaw or a few,
Remember that they still need love
They’re just like me and you!

© Copyright 2012 Amy Comstock