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And he just Smiled

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Martie
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And he just Smiled


No more pets that steal inside
then leave with bitter heart repair,
so many sweet and lovely, yes.

Mitzy, my first cat
beguiled by peanut butter and jelly
and now Needful
cat of black and white,
prancing in with no request,
except, just touch me,
again and again.

Tiger, dog of hugs
and mixed blood and Peter
and Pasha and La Noe the playmates
of my children.

There was Nuffin, cause when we asked
thatís what my son answered and
Scratch the cat, my daughter found
abandoned in the mountain where
her ashes now lie.
And Thomas, who walked in
through the doggy door one day
and curled up on the clean clothes.

But then I said no more to dogs,
and cats, well Needful takes care
of herself, but still takes up space
in my heart, you know.
I am getting to old for broken.

But, my dear and ever watchful husband
on seeing my look of captured wonder
while looking in the pet shop window
at tiny two month old Chihuahua
said Happy Valentine's Day
then proudly pulled
from out his shirt front
this brown and white sweetness.

Youíve got to be kidding, I said
and he just smiled.

Her name is Precious.


 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
© Copyright 2000 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 02-15-2000 07:20 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

And this is a precious poem...what a sweetie!! (The dog and the husband...)

K

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life enriches writing'
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2 posted 02-15-2000 09:48 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

What a wonderful poem!....and you can't say no to a gift, can ya?  
Martie
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Kamla and Michael, thank you for reading and replying to this "Precious" little poem.  
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yep, know just what you mean...pets are special and just like friends....we never forget them....great poem
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Ahhhh, this is precious! This brought a tear to me. Very sweet, Martie!  

Denise
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What a wonderful Valentine's day reminder
for you all year long.
Very sweet story, thanks for sharing!
Martie
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Corazone, Denise and January flowers, thank you so much for likeing this poem.  Not sure the poem is so great, but the pup is a wonder.
Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 02-17-2000 07:37 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

To all the Nuffins of the world, you got a friend, who pulls everyone's heartstrings with her poetry, and whose own are pulled with a little wag of a tail or a little meow.
This is adorable.
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