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The Death of Elvira

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bantu
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0 posted 09-07-99 10:47 AM       View Profile for bantu   Email bantu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bantu

You have been a loyal friend for many years
But now it is time to lick God's tears.
Your stout solid frame
will now play an angel game.
Those beautiful brown eyes
will now look down from the skies.
When you were feeling blue
my heart would be oh so sad too.
You loved my kids like they were your own
but know you have a new place to call home.
They shall miss you but remember you always,
especially on those quiet, long, lonely days.
Though your time here was much to short,
we know now you share a higher court.
Now that your pain is no more
forgive me please for this chore.
To let you live like this would have been unkind,
but the thought of this will linger in my mind.
If giving you this love and peace I have is wrong,
then I will suffer the price until my time comes along.
Farewell to you my courageous friend and remember me well.
The memories I have of you, to all I shall tell.

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This poem is dedicated to my dog Elvira our little mistress of the dark. She had a good
heart and did not deserve to have to be put to sleep so young, but due to an inherited
skin disorder I had no choice. Thanks for
this forum and your time

[This message has been edited by bantu (edited 09-07-99).]
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doc
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1 posted 09-07-99 12:49 PM       View Profile for doc   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for doc

scared me at fisrt thought you meant actress, Elvira - sorry about your dog
nicely worded, tuff choice to make hope I
never have to
bantu
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2 posted 09-07-99 12:53 PM       View Profile for bantu   Email bantu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bantu

thanx doc
sorry you were misled it is nice to know that
others care and yes it was the hardest choice
that I have ever had to make but it was for
the best since the Vet said that she could
be treated but then she would endure alot of
pain and die a hard death anyway
DreamEvil
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3 posted 09-07-99 01:31 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Well met, poignant and sad.

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Pain is life, life is short, I will endure.
DreamEvilŠ


Andrew Scott
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4 posted 09-07-99 01:33 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

A very beautiful tribute. I feel for you in the task that was put before you, but you did the best for her. This was very well written and it touched my heart in a way that few posting have. Thank you for sharing.
bantu
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5 posted 09-07-99 02:55 PM       View Profile for bantu   Email bantu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bantu

DreamEvil,

Thank you for your words of wisdom and your critique.

*******
Andrew Scott,

Thank you for your sympathy, understanding and your complements.
It has been over 20 years since I have even
atempted to write anything especially a
tribute to such a loyal freind.
doc
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6 posted 09-07-99 05:45 PM       View Profile for doc   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for doc

curiuos what happened to poem seems you got
it split up with your explaination of why you
wrote it
caroline
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7 posted 09-07-99 05:51 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

my sympathies on the loss of your little friend...you've penned a lovely tribute.

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
bantu
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8 posted 09-07-99 05:59 PM       View Profile for bantu   Email bantu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bantu

caroline,

thank you for your thoughts and you are very right about the man thing with maybe the exception of a father.
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doc,

don't know what happened. I posted poem first then wrote the reason for the poem,
somehow they got quite jumbled
Pepper
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9 posted 09-07-99 06:11 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

very touching tribute...I can feel your pain in the decision you had to make...my heart goes out to you and the kids

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
hoot_owl_rn
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10 posted 09-07-99 06:37 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Very sad, but a wonderful tribute to a dear friend

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
bantu
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11 posted 09-07-99 08:09 PM       View Profile for bantu   Email bantu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bantu

pepper,

the kids and I thank you for your kind words
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hoot_owl_m

thank you for your time and your shared
wisdom
PhaerieChild
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12 posted 09-07-99 08:24 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

I feel your pain so vividly in this wonderful tribute to your little friend. I have a little dog and he ranks up there as my best friend. I can't imagine having to let him go like that and don't know if I would have the strength to do it. Vey sad, very touching and very well written.

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Words lay dormant in the recesses of the mind til called forth to a labor of love. By WildChild

bantu
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13 posted 09-07-99 09:50 PM       View Profile for bantu   Email bantu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bantu

Wild Child,

Thank you for taking the time to listen to my
pain and I pray that you do not have to ever
go through what I did. Thank you also for
your nice words.

[This message has been edited by bantu (edited 09-07-99).]
Isis
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14 posted 09-07-99 09:56 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

The death of a beloved pet, is always hard. I wrote a poem just today about the death of a neighbourhood cat, we all knew and loved called 'Death of A Friend' go read it if you like.
Remember Elvira daily, she'll always be alive in your heart. Sorry for your loss.

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Words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
~Isis~

bantu
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15 posted 09-08-99 09:08 AM       View Profile for bantu   Email bantu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bantu

Isis,

Thank you for your kind words. I am sorry for your loss too. Your poem is quite touching and well written and I do like.
WhtDove
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16 posted 09-08-99 10:30 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Very nice tribute indeed! I faced that when I was small! We had to decide to put our dog down, growing up with him, this just crushed me. I still think of him often, as I do miss him. You have shown true love to be able to think of what is best for your dog, and I know that is a very difficult decision.
bantu
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17 posted 09-08-99 06:20 PM       View Profile for bantu   Email bantu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bantu

WhtDove,

Thank you for stopping in and sharing your
personal experience. This forum has really
been a special place to come to in this time
dispair. I am gald that someone told me
about it.
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