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My Friend (a pledge not to have another dog)

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RobertB
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0 posted 12-05-1999 06:19 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RobertB

My Friend

You will be the last
in a long line
I will say goodbye to
and then no more
for my heart will not bear
this pain.
'cause
I know the inevitable
decision lies in wait
like a lion in the bush
and I am a coward to his threat
though I cannot stop it....
only anticipate
that
I have loved you
no more
no less
than those before-
yet knowing that
you are the finale
only intensifies
the ache....
and I selfishly
wish it on
some other poor soul.

RB


 if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.


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Denise
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1 posted 12-05-1999 06:42 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I can understand that pain. It is sad when they go.

 Denise

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2 posted 12-05-1999 06:59 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Exactly how I feel too    I want to get a dog now, but I may have to move again soon, and if I can't take him with me I'd be devastated.
I relate to this well, Robert...knowing that they won't always be with us is hard. But I have to stay away from the shelters..one look from those doggie eyes and I'm history. I'll get a dog and go home crying because I couldn't take the rest of them home too!


 It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain


Beri
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3 posted 12-05-1999 08:36 PM       View Profile for Beri   Email Beri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beri

Oh!  I know how this feels!  Its such a horrible pain to lose a dog.  And to think that that is your last ... aww.  My puppies right now are currently living 1200 miles away from me because they were mine, my brothers and his fiancee's and when I moved, they had to stay there.  It is so sad, I actually cry everyday even though they are still quite well.  Its just the pain of missing such wonderful friends!!!  Good luck to you!!
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4 posted 12-05-1999 08:41 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Couldn't agree more, Robert. I just went through this ordeal and have decided to wait until I'm old enough to know a puppy will outlive me before I get another one.....but then what will happen to him when I'm gone?
RobertB
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5 posted 12-06-1999 06:57 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

In a way I am sorry this poem was understood by anyone. That way no one else would have felt this pain.

I did cave in and go to the shelter a few weeks back........and came home with a dog!! She saw me and knew what a sucker I was and put on the "sad eyes" show. I couldn't resist.


RB
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6 posted 12-06-1999 09:39 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Good for you, RobertB.
Good thing you put in the fact that you'd just gotten another loving pup.

Be it mutt
or pedigree,
one can't have
too many puppies.

Well, if you can't
stand the pain ...
how about
giving a dollar or two
to help your shelter out!

I've got four
and hunger for more.
That's what this loving
heart is for.

Like you,
I've lost a few.
They gave me more
than they took.
A wag of the tail
when I come home,
or that winsome
little look!
Just does it for me!

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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RobertB
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7 posted 12-06-1999 10:42 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Good one Marge.....I can tell that you are a dog lover for sure!
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