Authors note: Hello everyone. Just so you know this has nothing to do with the prompt. This is a eulogy to my four-legged best friend who recently passed away. The diary entries were ones I actually wrote and took from my journal. Also, the words in italics are from the song ”See You Again” by Carrie Underwood. I hope Reedsy doesn't take it down, but we'll see.
Said goodbye, turned around and you were gone, gone, gone.
My best friend died last month. She was black and white and had a dark mane and tail that shone ever so brilliantly in the sun. Her brown eyes looked through you and whispered words of love and devotion. She was every little girl's favorite horse.
Faded into the setting sun, you slipped away.
Diary entry one,
January 10, 2018
AHHHHH. I. Got. A. Horse!!!! Finally! I've been wanting one forever!!! She's PERFECT. She's a black and white paint and she has the kindest eye! Well I gotta go see my horse!
I won't cry cause I know I'll never be lonely.
Diary entry two,
January 20, 2018
I rode Mia today! Oh yeah, I decided to name her Mia. My trainer said Apache was too ’generic’. I like her name. Anyway, Mia did GREAT. I loooovveee her!
For you are the stars to me.l
Diary entry three
March 6, 2018
I fell off Jake today. Mia walked over like she was concerned for me. I laughed. Mia’s the best.
You are the light I follow.
Diary entry four
You know those movies where all of a sudden the girl connects to the horse and they're inseparable? I felt that today. It sounds stupid but I DID. She followed me around everywhere like a dog. When I had to leave, she stood by the gate and watched me go. I have the best horse in the WORLD.
I will see you again. This is not where it ends.
Diary entry five
March 20, 2018
Mia stepped on my foot and broke my toe. I yelled at her. I felt bad later and gave her lots of treats to make up for it. She didn't mean to, and I shouldn't have been wearing open-toed shoes.
I will carry you with me, till I see you again.
Diary entry six
April 1, 2018
She's lame! No, not boring or lazy. She hurt her foot and I can never ride her again. I was mad at her, mad at myself, but it's neither of our faults. At least I still have her. Now she can just be my friend.
I can hear those echoes in the wind at night, calling me back in time, back to you.
Diary entry seven
December 20, 2018
Sorry, I haven't written in a while, It’s been busy and my brother stole my diary. Something bad happened today and Mia let me cry in her mane for an hour about it. I probably would've kicked someone if they did that to me.
In a place far away where the water meets the sky.
Diary entry eight
January 10, 2019
It's been a year since I've had Mia!! I gave her extra treats and hay because she's been amazing. She's a little fat, but it's better than being skinny I suppose.
The thought of it makes me smile.
Diary entry nine
July 23, 2019
I know I've said this a gazillion times, but I LOVE my horse. She just made a little girl's day today. My parents had friends over and their daughter is 9. She wanted to ride Mia but I told her she was hurt, but instead, she would love a hug. As soon as the girl wrapped her arms around mia’s neck, Mia reached her long neck around her and seemed to squeeze her back. Thrilled, the girl ran and told her parents that ”she got a horse hug”
You are my tomorrow
Diary entry ten
November 27, 2019
I tried riding Mia again today. I promise I didn't hurt her. My trainer said it was OK to walk. She didn't like being ridden, and I felt really bad when I got up. I think she forgave me though. I think it's back to retirement for her.
I will carry you with me till I see you again.
Diary entry eleven
January 3, 2020
Whoop whoop! It's my birthday! I mostly sat in the pasture and watched Mia chomp blades of grass until my mom made me go eat dumb dinner.
Sometimes I feel my heart is breaking but I stay strong and hold on cause I know…
Diary entry twelve
January 10, 2020
I can't believe it's been two whole years!! Mia and I have had the BEST times. The other day, we thought she was PREGNANT. But, false alarm, she was just too fat. DARN IT.
I will see you again.
Diary entry thirteen
August 11, 2020
Everything is CRAZY. First, there's covid, then the Black Lives Matter riots. Ughhh I hate 2020. If I didn't have Mia I don't know WHAT I would do.
This is not where it ends.
Diary entry fourteen
October 25, 2020
I don't know where to start. Mia is sick. She was fine yesterday, but today she started laying down a lot. My trainer said it's colic. That's bad. The vet came out and said she wasn't drinking enough water so she couldn't go to the bathroom. I feel like I killed her. I shouldve made sure she was drinking water. We have a day to say goodbye.
I will carry you with me till I see you again
Diary entry fifteen
October 26, 2020
Mia is gone. The vet put her to sleep. I prayed all night, but she still died. My life is empty. I don't want to do anything. What's the point? Everything I did before, I did for Mia. When she went she took a part of my heart with her. There was still so much I wanted to do. Everyone told me that ”she's not really gone” and ”as long as you believe she's there she will live in your heart” well, it sure felt like she was gone. At least I know she won't have any pain… I guess. I didn't even have that much time to say goodbye. I love you, Mia. May your memory live forever in our hearts.
Said goodbye turned around and you were gone, gone, gone.