Epitaph

Epitaph

A Poem by 49k_jdys
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I lost one of my best friends.

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Maybe I wouldn't have loved at all
if I'd known how it hurt to watch you leave.
I wish I still pined to have you,
rather than letting you, doors wide open
into my heart.
You left something in there,
deep as a canyon, wide as an ocean, dark as a cave.
The shape of you,
your face, your eyes,
the way you said hello.
The human in me tries to fill it with new faces, new voices,
stuffing it full to overflow,
but like balloons they wither and fall.
The hole is still there like the throbbing memory of you.
When you said, "let me go," 
I didn't know what it would feel to never touch you again,
to never be greeted by you again, to never adventure again, just us two.
I can't say goodbye,
or maybe I just won't.
But either way, there's paw prints on my soul
and a thump, thump, wagging tail in my heart.

© 2018 49k_jdys



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I lost my little girl pit bull this summer- the one you read about in my piece. If we are lucky, we get that one special dog that’s unlike any other, and losing them is a visceral pain that never leaves you. You’ve captured your love for your pup here so well. I’m sorry for your loss xx

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49k_jdys

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! Sorry for your loss as well.



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Man and woman's best friend.you feel their loss just as much as any human being who touches your heart

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49k_jdys

2 Days Ago

Yes! Thank you!
I lost my little girl pit bull this summer- the one you read about in my piece. If we are lucky, we get that one special dog that’s unlike any other, and losing them is a visceral pain that never leaves you. You’ve captured your love for your pup here so well. I’m sorry for your loss xx

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49k_jdys

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! Sorry for your loss as well.
What an emotionally charged write we have here & one with a surprise at the tail end too...Not everyone will understand the intensity of such a loss, but many of us do.......Neville

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49k_jdys

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much for reading!
Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

My pleasure entirely.....N
A sad but sincere, heartfelt poem. I like you how wait to the end for the revelation ("paw prints" and "wagging tail"). I'm sure many readers (including me) assumed until the end you were talking about a human friend. "Man's best friend" comes rushing to my mind at the end. A beautiful tribute to your lost friend!

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49k_jdys

1 Week Ago

Thanks so much for reading!
Wow. I can feel your every word. Incredible descriptions that conjure up memories. Very nice work.

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49k_jdys

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much for reading!
"deep as a canyon, wide as an ocean, dark as a cave."
really says it all to me ... one can't go through life for very long without wrestling with some kind of loss ... i feel every bit of this :( sorry for your loosing your friend ... grown men cry helplessly when their good dog dies :(((( :( peace
E.

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49k_jdys

1 Week Ago

Thank you very much!
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Karen Redburn

1 Week Ago

Anytime my friend!
I enjoyed this write, enjoyed the ending as well.
I can feel the emotions in this, nicely expressed

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49k_jdys

1 Week Ago

Thank you very much!
I have no words to express the heartbreak of reading these words. Beautifully and touchingly written tribute to a pet who has passed on. “ I can’t say goodbye, or maybe I just won’t.”- The pain and suffering expressed here just resonates with me. Personal, honest, moving poem. I tecognize the truth in this and I am so sorry for your loss. Please remember, they all are healed and wait for us at the Rainbow Bridge...hugs and blessings wished to you.:)

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49k_jdys

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much for your sweet words Annette!
Annette Pisano Higley

1 Week Ago

Xo.........:):)
Good use of imagery to describe those dark empty feelings. Now I do have a question, is this about a person, or a puppy, I'm definitely feeling puppy judging by the end, but I am not too smart when it comes to poetry. Either way, it is a sad write and breaks my heart, but think it will break my heart more if I discover it is a dog. Excellent poem, my friend! Never mind just saw the tag lines, so sorry for the loss of your puppy (((Hugs)))

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49k_jdys

1 Week Ago

Thank you so so much!
Wow, this feels so personal and beautiful. It really touches reader's emotions and soul.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

49k_jdys

1 Week Ago

Wow thank you so much. About to go check out your work :)

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Tags: dog, puppy, friend, loss, sorrow, sadness, sad, tears, gone, forever

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49k_jdys

Grand Rapids, MI



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