My Reese Dog

My Reese Dog

A Poem by Judy Ponceby

My aging best friend...


Age is slowing my best friend.
His ears no longer catching the faintest hint of rustling in the brush.
His fur not so golden red in the sunshine, fading white.
His legs not so strong, no longer bounding over the land.
His eyes not so sharp now, clouded with age.
His energy not so boundless, tiring easily on short walks.

He has shown me how to love unconditionally, trust effortlessly.

During his life he has shown me love, sorrow, joy, fear, patience.
My best friend, has blessed my life in ways I never knew he could.

Sep 11, 2010

© 2011 Judy Ponceby

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This is amazing. An excellent write and terrific submission for the Dogged Poetry contest. A powerful poem that conveys a lot. Well done!

Posted 9 Years Ago

This reminds me of my golden retriever Molly.. she died of bladder cancer but was my best buddy for 13 years... they most certainly do teach us these lessons in life...and they do it with grace and ease.. Thank you for sharing Reese with us.. :) xx

Posted 9 Years Ago

I have two dogs, maybe understand just a little. There's something special between dog and master/mistress, something they both know but can't explain ..

Your words are so beautiful, true, sincere, - just how things are between two close friends.

Posted 9 Years Ago

A perfect tribute to a perfect friend, well done, a tear glimmers in my eye, great read.

Posted 9 Years Ago

A heartwarming tribute to the love shared by man's most faithful four-legged companion and his devoted human guardian--longtime best pal.
Typical of strong writing, what is not said is eloquent; what seems whispered between the lines, telling. Specifically, the poet is saying: I love this sweet and noble being more than I can say. As he fades before my eyes, I am already missing him--profoundly. I feel so helpless.
Amid that quiet desperation in which we all live, Nurse Judy, your lifetime of caring for others--all kinds of others--continues. Magnificently.

Posted 9 Years Ago

That bond is alwaysa strong one and really something that few can put in words you do that and more in this one Judy very well penned cheers Gonzo

Posted 9 Years Ago

Age may have slowed your friend but he is now immortal beyond your memories. You've shared him and now he has touched all of us as well. Lovely thoughts about a loving companion; a most excellent tribute to a friend!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Always a friend, more than a pet.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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8 Reviews
Added on March 9, 2011
Last Updated on March 14, 2011
Tags: Dogs, Love, Aging


Judy Ponceby
Judy Ponceby

Swanton, OH

I am me. Living life. Learning love. And laughing. A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. – Robert Frost more..


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