I wrote the below poem in memory of our dog ‘Black’ or ‘Blacko’ as he was called. Mom had called me in office one day in 2012 to tell me of his death, saying “Blacko’s gone…. you must write something for him also” — she wanted me to write a poem just like the one I had written on our previous dog ‘Lassie’ when she died. So this is what I could come up with… Rest in peace Blacko.

Goodbye creature, loving and loyal,
Thus ends your godly toil.

Though now we’ll never see,
Seen you’ll in memories be…