Tissue alert!

The Silhouette
(by Terri Onorato)

The silhouette stands boldly
at the end of the hallway
ears erect, eyes like jewels
the tail, it softly sways.

This wouldn't be the first time
I've seen her stand nearby
her image clear as crystal
from the corner of my eye.

Her visits I don't share with some
who think I've went over and beyond
the grieving time they deem I need,
they say I should move on.

I sometimes pity people who
have never felt just cause
to share the bond between two souls,
one with hands and one with paws.

The silhouette reminds me
what the others say is wrong
for as long as breath goes through me
there exists our mighty bond.

When the Keeper calls me home
and the Bridge gates open wide
our bond will deepen ten fold
as we walk through side by side.

You see, I am the lucky one
as I've been truly blessed
for someday we'll walk together
as eternal silhouettes.
My heart is battered and bruised, but I will not let it break. It holds such precious cargo, I must protect it now. (Susie Squillions)

"Memories of loved ones are like songs in our soul." Margaret Wakeley




In one of the stars, I shall be living.
In one of them, I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.
~ The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Just read "The Silhouette".  I note it is from Feb, but it brightened my day so much.  Thank you.

You have really helped me in my loss of Tuffy.  Some of your posts (like this one) help me go on, when I think maybe I can't.  My friend was a dog, but I have a beautiful cat Miss Wobbles, and I have had many over the years. The Silhouette applies to Tuffy as much as to cats.  (He really was affectionate with Wobbles.  Anyway, I see him many times in many places.  If that means I'm over the edge, that's OK, because his sweet spirit keeps me company each day.  Thanks Again.

Tuffy's Momma Puppy
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal;
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Tuffy, My Puppy Love
June 20, 2005-July 26, 2010

Becky Leigh, Queen of my Heart
December 2010-November 10, 2015
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I'd never seen this one before.  It's beautiful.  Brought tears to my eyes.
Thanks for posting.


Karen,Kudo and Nico's mom
Earth mom to Marco and Bella
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How true that WE are the lucky ones. They give us so much!
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Hi Susie,

I've never seen this one before either.  Another gem for my memories book!
Thank you for posting it.



Tricia, Burton&Ozzie's Mom

"Good night sweet prince:And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!"
William Shakespere's Hamlet
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