~Paw Prints~

You have been my human
And I, your child of fur
And pain is part of loving
Which we must both endure

I’ve cherished every moment spent
Each snuggle, hug, and kiss
The warmth of human contact
Is something I shall miss

But I’m not forced to go alone
Your love I’ll take with me
I’ll wear it like a blanket
Until time sets you free

Faithful companion
Most cherished of friend
Hand in paw
Til the very end

Eternal soulmates
Is what we are
Don’t grieve for me
I’m not that far

I’ve left my paw prints upon your heart
Your love made my life blessed
I’m waiting at the rainbow bridge
Where all dogs go to rest

©Christa Hawkins, 2017
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~Staring Into The Sunlight~

Staring into the sunlight
It doesn’t hurt my eyes
I’m reminded why I came here
For reprieve from tears I’ve cried

It’s my sweetest sanctuary
Where the birds sing songs of love
And I wrap myself in beauty
All around and up above

I feel your presence
Though my eyes don’t see
You’re the breeze that gently lifts my hair
You’re the whisper through the trees

Staring into the sunlight
I don’t feel the cold
I know your love it will surround me
Through the years that I grow old

Til we share a sweet reunion
I anticipate the day
And our souls can speak the language
Of everything I’ve longed to say

Rising from my knees
I hold my head up high
After precious moments spent with you
I’m reminded I’m alive

By the warmth of the sunlight

©Christa Hawkins 2017
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~The Countdown~

In the midst of life
We are shrouded in death
The clock starts its ticking
As we draw our first breath

The soul collects wisdom
The flesh, it decays
The end slowly creeps
In hours and days

It is only when we realize
That life is a gift
That the terror of reaper
From our heart, starts to lift

We are born into light
And return to the same
The soul discards body
Without sorrow or shame

For the flesh is a vessel
A container of love
A physical embodiment
Of universal love

Witness in silence
As the clock winds down
What is heavenly bound
Does not merge with the ground

Your loved one remains
In the spiritual form
If you open your mind
You will feel their sweet warmth

Embrace life to the fullest
Enjoy sights, touch and sound
Focus on living
Not the final countdown

©Christa Hawkins, 2017
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~Afraid~

My feelings for you
Engulf me like the tide
And yet, I’m afraid
All I want is to hide

My heart has been torn
It’s tattered and bruised
I’m afraid of a game
I’m not sure I won’t lose

I want you, I need you
You are all I’ve longed for
Be patient, my love
I’ll crack open the door

I am sure of this much
You’re the love of my life
You’re embedded in me
Like the sharpest of knife

I will say it again
You’re forever my love
The one that I chose
From the heavens above

We were destined to meet
Fall apart, then back in
It was never a question of if
Merely when

©Christa Hawkins, 2017
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~Unknown~

I’m walking away
Leaving it all behind
Stepping into the great unknown
Don’t know what I’ll find

But the beauty’s in the mystery
And the door is open wide
I hear the angels calling me
I don’t want to run and hide

I still exist
I still feel
This is not a dream
It’s never been more real

I can feel your heart, it’s breaking
And I know the risk I’m taking
But I have to take that leap and fly
Into the great big, open sky

Baby, please don’t cry
We’ll both be just fine
You have your precious memories
And I’m taking mine

Into the great unknown
The path illuminated
I can promise you
Love’s not overrated

It shines like a beacon
A thread connecting souls
We live our lives in separation
When we are truly whole

We will always be, for infinity
Death is mere illusion
In the end, we circle back
To source for final fusion

The journey home is bittersweet
But I won’t go alone
I’m carrying your love with me
To the beautiful unknown

©Christa Hawkins, 2017
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~Your Love’s My Navigation~

There’s a long and winding road
And I don’t know where it leads
I’m not sure what I’m searching for
Or exactly what I need

But I’ve got no time for games
I’m at the crossroads here and now
And I’m turning eyes to God
With hands folded, head is bowed

I’ve got to take control
I’ve got to straighten spine
If I want to reap the blessings
Of loves water into wine

I’m hoping
I’m praying
You understand what I am saying
Your loves my navigation

I’m pressing on the gas
I’m heading your direction
With a crystal ball in hand
And it’s showing your reflection

You’re the rhyme to my reason
My lifetime, not my season
Never wanted something so much
As the magic of your touch

(Repeat Chorus)
Yes, I’m hoping
I’m praying
You understand what I am saying
Your loves my navigation

©Christa Hawkins 2017
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~Land Of The Sun~

*This poem was inspired for me by one of my favorite poems of all time, ‘Rainbow Bridge’. It is dedicated to the memory of my Mom’s beloved furbaby, Jake. We love & miss you aways, Jake.*

 

Beyond the rainbow
lies a magical place
that exists outside confines
of time and space

It’s a land where the sunlight
never grows dimmer
where crystal waters
sparkles and shimmers

Where the grass smells sweet
and the trees gently sway
it’s a land where our fur loves
eternally play

When they exit this earth
we are saddened, no doubt
for we loved them too much
to try to live without

But life is eternal
and so is spirit
the proof is before you
if you only don’t fear it

They are never alone
when they cross the divide
they are welcomed by friends
with paws spread wide

Purrs and barks
tails wagging in joy
as they rush to greet
with the choicest of toys

And they wait for the day
in the blink of an eye
when their human friends
are happily spied

You’ll rush to them
and you’ll tightly embrace
as they shower with love
by sweet licks to your face

It is then that you’ll know
death exists for no one
life’s eternal for all
in the land of the sun

©Christa Hawkins 2017
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~Path Of Misery~

Last night I dreamt I was walking the path
the path of misery
the sky was dark and empty
no light that I could see

I started losing faith
that I would make it home alive
when the most angelic voice
sang out from the starless sky

My child…
I have never left your side
my love…
surrounds you til the day you die

And beyond…

Now come and take my hand
and I will lead you safe toward home
I will not leave you lost out here
so desperately alone

Oh no….

My breath it hitched and shuddered
as I swallowed back my tears
I was so filled with warmth and light
beyond a million years

And I smiled…

As the path illuminated

I smiled…

My misery abated

By love

©Christa Hawkins, 2017
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~Lost~

I rise up from my knees

Extinguish burning flame

Wipe tear streaks from my face

Voice trailing out your name

 

I’m lost

In sorrow and regret

I’ve lost

The one I won’t forget

 

You gave me life

When I was dying out

You showed me what

Loves magic was about

 

And I will love you til

The sunlight starts to fade

And I will grieve for you

Until my dying day

 

Because we are what results

When two hearts swiftly collide

And you and I were destined

To ride the wildest ride

 

But now I’m lost

Completely lost

I paid the reapers cost

 

©Christa Hawkins, 2017

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~Eyes Wide Open~

Eyes wide open, I reach to the sky

to stroke the gossamer wings of

an angel passing by

 

The veil has been lifted, my world forever changed

by the plea that you answered

when I called out your name

 

The darkness has drifted

and I no longer fear

I know the illusion of heartache and tears

 

And the pain we endure

brings such growth to our soul

And the spark that we are

blends with source to make whole

 

The veil of separation

it no longer exists

for you proved that to me

with such subtle persist

 

And there will come a day

when the heavens meet earth

and the human race

it shall be rebirthed

 

I will rush to your arms

and embrace you my friend

for the bond that we shared

it was born without end

 

©Christa Hawkins, 2017

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