Saturday 2nd January
On this very day, nine years ago,
You fulfilled a wish
That meant so much.
We booked a time for you to go solo.
Swimming with dolphins was such a dream,
An amazing experience
Just for you.
Sleek grey mammals, whose skin did gleam.
A caring instructor looking after you,
Making sure you had
The best of the session,
Listening to directions to see you through.
Taking a while to dispel your fears,
Soon it’ll be your turn
For the swim.
Shall I, shan’t I? As the moment nears.
Reaching out to touch the flipper gently,
A kiss on the nose,
A swim on your own,
You were concentrating so very intently.
Holding carefully onto the dorsal fin,
Kibby the dolphin
Became your friend,
And across your face, a great big grin.
So, swim free and far my darling angel,
With the dolphins
Of the azure, blue sea,
Bobbing and diving, incredibly graceful.
Love you forever
Miss you always.