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