For my Dog

For my Dog

A Poem by Different Wings
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Written in Memory 28 January 2013

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One
Year
Ago
Almost to the hour
I wrote a poem
And, although I now forget its name,
It was one of the most important
I have ever written
Although it was private.
This poem I want public, very public,
As public as possible
Because I have shed my tears and
Paid my silent evenings cursing the stars
Given words of comfort
Now it's time to rejoice!
People, wake up!
She lived the
Most
Beautiful
Life
There has ever been, so why are we sad?
Why do we mourn her passing when
She couldn't care less?
She is a dog, for Heaven's sake!
She was loyal and curious and easily
Satisfied, hectic and guilty and constant;
My dog cared for humans and not for
Cats, shed her fur and didn't know
Why we sighed when we had to bend down
To pick it up, ran until her legs
Screamed with fire and didn't give a
Damn what danger lay ahead just so
Long as her humans kept safe close by
Rejoice!
My dog wagged and dog and scratched
My dog swam and begged and waited
My dog panted and whined and curled up
With her humans because that it all
There is to it, in truth, and she didn't
Think about it; she didn't have to
Think about it, she just did it
Because that's who she is
Spread the word!
Our time here is shorter for those
Who spend more time forgiving
Envy neither them nor any else,
For one day your time too shall arise
I wrote one year ago for her and
Me, but now I write for everyone
Who has been touched by someone
Passed, and, let's be honest, that's you,
So rejoice, my unknown friend, rejoice and
Create a better world in burgeoning memorium.

© 2013 Different Wings


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Oh my, how did this poem go without a review? There are so many good poems on the Cafe that seem to get lost in the mix. I am so very, very glad I came to vote in the contest as I would have missed your very touching tribute to your beloved darling dog! As I am also a dog lover, this title caught my attention when I went to vote (and I have voted for it), and it is so, so good!!! I am sure your darling knows you wrote this as a tribute and is wagging a friendly tail for you, barking, "Yes, yes, yes"!

Good luck with the contest! I really hope you win!!!

This is going in my favorite file!!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Different Wings

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much for the kind words!
I, too, wonder why so many good pieces go unnoticed. I d.. read more



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this is beautiful. So sweet. I understand the animal love, i have dogs myself. i love the way you portray the love for your dog, the feelings of not only you, but your dog too. Animals are the best! :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You're right. Something we all experience. I recently lost a nineteen year old cat. Your poem reminds me of the good times we shared.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Oh my, how did this poem go without a review? There are so many good poems on the Cafe that seem to get lost in the mix. I am so very, very glad I came to vote in the contest as I would have missed your very touching tribute to your beloved darling dog! As I am also a dog lover, this title caught my attention when I went to vote (and I have voted for it), and it is so, so good!!! I am sure your darling knows you wrote this as a tribute and is wagging a friendly tail for you, barking, "Yes, yes, yes"!

Good luck with the contest! I really hope you win!!!

This is going in my favorite file!!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Different Wings

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much for the kind words!
I, too, wonder why so many good pieces go unnoticed. I d.. read more

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