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Bobo [the original poem, circa 1968]

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Bobo [the original poem, circa 1968]

My girlfriend came to me yesterday
and I felt sad as I heard her say
her best friend had gone away
and will never come back to stay.

I remember, too, of such a time,
when I had lost a friend of mine;
often I wonder, oh very often
how shes doing in her heaven.

I remember, with a sad smile on my face
how shed come to meet me after school.
Wed run together at a fast pace,
which became our daily rule.

When Id get in trouble, Id run to her,
hide my face and cry in her fur.
Shed never scold me, but stayed near,
her sympathy to me was ever so clear.

When I had a secret, Id confide in her,
while softly stroking her golden fur.
She understood me more than anyone realized
I knew this when she smiled with her big brown eyes.

She never told me she was getting old,
she was always just as precious as gold.
But one day, when I was about eleven,
Mom said Bobo will soon be in heaven.

I thought it was mean and cruel
because I didnt want it to be true.
I ran to my friend with a mournful cry
searching for an answer in her brown eyes.

She looked at me and then
I suddenly knew that when
she decided shed have to go away,
nothing, and I, could not make her stay.

I knew where she was laid to rest,
but the place I like to think of best
is the place, under the old willow tree ~
where I still tell her secrets,
and shes there to listen to me.

KRJ
28 September, 1999


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Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-04-1999 09:46 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Oh Sunshine-so nice, and very sad...

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

"Something sweet, something sort of grandish, sweeps my soul when thou art near..."

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It is always hard to lose a pet....they are like a part of the family

great poem

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Thank you Beth and Sys - she was a wonderful part of our family, and remains in my mind even today.
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Sunshine,
Just close your eyes and whisper your secrets
It will reach her at the summit. Nice one.
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Thank you Sy. I've seen a bit of her in all of my dogs since.
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very moving Sunshine

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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