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Impending heartache .... dog verse

Updated on March 10, 2015

We will have to part it seems
where have these short years gone my love
and yet who knows
who might really go first

I don't know why but
I never loved a dog like this one
this is so different though
this is my Bud

When his eye's meet mine
I watch so many memories reflected
As a pup his were the bluest
Those eye's only a puppy
can have

Now golden and as deep as
the north sea waters of Labrador
in mid autumn
they know things only we
have seen together

We walked at times alone
no words
no thoughts
nothing but the path ahead
and the road

If there truly is a God
I will ask nothing and perhaps
he will already know
These two belong together
this man
and this dog
both of us waiting
at his feet


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      shanmarie 2 years ago

      Aw, touching. Very touching, Ed.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      Your words are a beautiful elegy in memory of your friend. Sorry for your loss. Jamie

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Beautiful write Ed. I so relate. My 12 yr old dog is getting slower all the time now--hope you are well

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Ed that wasn't fair to pluck so at the heartstrings. Now you got me blubbering. I send Bud many doggy hugs and my Sid sends him a sincere meow. Like your Bud for you Sid also inspires me. Hugs. Passing this on.

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      ahorseback 2 years ago

      Thank you Eric , maybe --- a dog sunday sermon ?......:-}

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wonderful work here. I felt right at home with your sentiments. Happy dog - happy life.

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      ahorseback 2 years ago

      Good one Jodah ! God . ......I think you're right !

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great poem to a beloved pet Ed. I can certainly my dogs. Maybe there is a reason that "God" is "Dog" spelt backwards. Voted up.