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Silence - A tribute to my pet dog

Updated on February 13, 2012


Sometimes Silence speaks more clearly than any speech. You just need to be more observant.

This is a poem I wrote for my Pet Dog Gracy. She was a German shepherd. Lost her 13 years back. She lived for 12 years with us and died after a long illness. Her last days were painful. Her right foot was paralyzed. She was the inspiration behind writing this poem. Here, I tried to address all animals which are taken as pets by many of us but we fail to do justice to them. They are not for our entertainment.They have a life of their own but they devote their entire life to their masters. We should acknowledge that. I had never shared this poem with anyone besides my family and a few close friends. It was too personal. Today felt like sharing it with the world after a fellow hubber, Eiddwen shared her grief on her pet dog.

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Notice the pet dogs eyes here. You will know what I am talking about.
Notice the pet dogs eyes here. You will know what I am talking about.
Notice the pet dogs eyes here. You will know what I am talking about. | Source

Silence -that Speaks

A severe punishment is Silence
Keeping within a little heart all your sufferance.

If you look around then you will find
A number of our brothers who are either deaf dumb or blind.

They are unable to hear speak or see
Although having a heart and brain like me.

If I can think, so can they
But difference lies that they can't say.

Same is experienced when one able to speak can't speak
Suffering silently for reasons very private or lacking courage for one is very weak.

Man in his most complacent manner tames animals for his amusement
Training him in a beastly fashion and taking pride in his achievement.

the poor animal entertains the family members and is then left all alone
Where it lies in some corner watching as a mute spectator, all it can do it to sit and moan.

His eyes speaks his agony,for that is the only communicative organ between him and us
Unfortunately, we are too involved in admiring its outward beauty that his plead through his eyes doesn't move us.

Whenever you lose your temper the poor creature suffers the most
Later, if in case you feel sorry for your act, you pamper the animal although these emotions are transient.

This poem is more of an emotional outburst and I couldn't give it a proper ending till date. I left it as it is. So many questions remain unanswered. I find my gracy in every dog I come across.

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    • snigdha.s profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India,mumbai

      Thanks Twilight lawns.Appreciate your kind words. Very precious words. gracy was a beautiful girl.thanks so much.may god bless you

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      Twilight Lawns 

      6 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      snigdha.s, this is so true. We all, more of less, treat animals as if they are just toys, fashion accessories, something to ignore when other thins appear to be more pressing.

      Thank God, I realised when I gathered together a family of dogs, that I was mature enough to treat them as they deserved to be treated.

      Your Gracy was a beautiful girl. Bless you for your lovely writing.

    • snigdha.s profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India,mumbai

      Thanks Nell.

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      That was so true and beautifully said, I lost my dog a few years ago and totally understand your pain, this is a great tribute to your pet, nell

    • snigdha.s profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India,mumbai

      Thanks Vidya

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      Vidya Mallar 

      6 years ago from India

      Very heart touching Snigdha...... I too had a pet dog which I lost some 15 years ago..... You just brought tears into my eyes in its memory....

    • snigdha.s profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India,mumbai

      Thanks Scarface.Am actually so encouraged.Now want to share some more poems with all of you.Some i wrote 15-20 years back but never published anywhere.Thanks once again.

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      6 years ago

      A lovely piece that shows how much you care..Up an Awesome...........Chris

    • snigdha.s profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India,mumbai

      Thanks Charu.

    • snigdha.s profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India,mumbai

      Thank you Eiddwen. It is very close to my heart Not a great piece of art but had written it after i lost gracy and thanks to you that i decided to publish it here.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      6 years ago from Wales

      Oh this is truly beautiul;I will never tire of reading hubs etc on animals.

      Brilliant job here and I look forward to reading many more by you.


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      Charu Bhatnagar 

      6 years ago from India

      Thought provoking really. nice one.


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