Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Because I Loved You

"I watch the western sky
The sun is sinking
The geese are flying south
It sets me thinking

I did not miss you much
I did not suffer
What did not kill me
Just made me tougher

I feel the winter come
His icy sinews
Now in the fire light
The case continues

Another night in court
The same old trial
The same old questions asked
The same denials

The shadows closely run
Like jury members
I look for answers in
The fire's embers

Why was I missing them
That whole December?
I give my usual line:
'I don't remember'.

Another winter comes
His icy fingers creep
Into these bones of mine
These memories never sleep

And all these differences
A cloak I borrow
We kept our distances
Why should it follow, I must have loved you?

What is the force that binds the stars
I wore this mask to hide my scars
What is the power that pulls the tide
I never could find a place to hide

What moves the earth around the sun
What could I do but run and run and run
Afraid to love, afraid to fail
A mast without a sail

The moon's a fingernail
and slowly sinking
Another day begins and now I'm thinking
That this indifference was my invention
When everything I did sought your attention

You were my compass star
You were my measure
You were a pirate's map
A buried treasure

If this was all correct
The last thing I'd expect
The prosecution rests
It's time that I confess: I must have loved you
I must have loved you."

(Sting, "Ghost Story")


Anonymous said...

Goodness, what a beautiful dog was Jack. It's very clear you loved him dearly. Bless his soul.

Anonymous said...

I remember meeting Jack at Crissy Field. His instinct for the water and those in trouble was incredible. I watched you guys swim Alcatraz and I'll never forget the tears in your eyes when you finished and were hugging your beloved boy. God bless.

Anonymous said...


Do you know your Dad wrote the last five lines to "The Wild, Wild Sea"?

I'll say them for Dear Jack:

"If a prayer today is spoken
Please offer it for me
When the bridge to heaven is broken
And you're lost on the wild wild sea
Lost on the wild wild sea."


Anonymous said...

We all loved you Jack.

"May the blessed Mary of the Angels wrap you in her cloak of peace."

Anonymous said...

Dear Jack:

You were and always will be the greatest.

Mugsy & Dana

Anonymous said...

What a dog -- what a being!!

He touched everyone who met him.

We miss you Jackie boy -- Dog bless!

Coco & Amber