You are my comfort

in the night,

a shield against 

the darkness.


No demon's tread

upon the stair

or bloodless hand

shall grip my door.


For there you stay

to guard my bed 

you're at my side

--You are there--

Author's Notes/Comments: 

For Harvey, the dog I love so much and miss desperately.

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Always with you in your heart and memories. Life is enhanced by those we love and I know you gave him so much pack companionship. A toast to Harvey! To Love. ~S~



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Having him by my bed was very

Having him by my bed was very reassuring I knew nothing could creep up 

on me while asleep. Yes, a toast to Harvey :-) and to all the animals who share our lives. Xx

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I have little or no affection for animals.

However, your poems about Harvey have made me come to love him.  Stephen

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Aww thank you Stephen that is

Aww thank you Stephen that is a lovely thing to say.

i shouldn’t say it but I have had dogs all my life and truly loved them all but

Harvey was on a different level, I’ll never experience his like again

but don’t tell my current dog that :-) :-) sue.