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Unrelenting Love

written by: Glen McKenzie



She came to us quietly and reserved
Not knowing what was in store
Four legs and a stomach that dragged
She needed us; we needed her

A life before us; now a life with us
New purpose sparkled in her eyes
Stop and start that first walk went
She needed us; we needed her

Settling in like an old comfy sweater
A new beginning unfolded before her
Joy she brought; joy she received
She needed us; we needed her

The jingle of car keys raised her head
Could an adventure be on the horizon
A desire to be with us was ever there
She needed us; we needed her

The years ticked by hour by hour
Four beds in the house; which one to take
The sweet soft click of her nails on the floor
She needed us; we needed her

Nine years went by so very fast
Special moments stand out
Like stars blazing in the night sky
She needed us; we needed her

Cancer came knocking ever so quietly
Fours months more we had her
Each second was precious; each minute divine
She needed us; we needed her

Sickness ravaged her tiny body
Her time with us passed
It was unrelenting love from her
She needed us; we still miss her

Glen McKenzie

Glen McKenzie

A +50-year-old(although very young at heart) hiker; canoe tripper; adventurer and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys craft beer.

Hiking, canoe tripping as well as other outdoor adventure activities, can be seen as a metaphor for living. Both are journey’s filled with scores of good and not so good steps. Highs and lows; successes and failures.

Over the years, have realized that spending time in the outdoors pursuing whatever type of outdoor activity you choose opens up a wonderful and life-changing array of lessons on living and ourselves if, we are willing to stop, observe and listen.

Come and join me.
Glen McKenzie

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