My Precious Old Gold


My Precious Old Gold 

So many stories lay hidden deep within my heart,

Even though I wasn’t with you from the very start.

But that was then and this is now,

So, isn’t that all that matters anyhow?

The first time I saw you, I knew right from the start,

You would give me a special place deep within your heart.

You looked beyond my frailties, even my slower pace,

You even looked beyond the white upon my face.

I may not run as fast or hear or see as well,

But one look in my sweet eyes and you can surely tell.

I loved you at first glance and my heart was filled with joy,

As I heard you say the words, “Let’s go home, Old Boy!”

When I hear you call my name, my old heart just swoons and melts,

It’s surely the happiest of times that I have ever felt.

We may not have many years ahead or activities to share,

But I know you really love me and will give me the GREATest of care.

By giving me a GREAT second chance for a beautiful life,

You’ve saved me from life’s sadness and otherwise lonely strife.

I will do my best to show you how much I really care,

And together we will enjoy life and build memories to share.

And so, when I must leave you, when I’m sick and very old,

I will hear you whisper, Thank you, God, for sending “My Precious Old Gold”.

Written by Judi Brown