L: Lessons, Loss, and Love

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My tribute to a dog I miss still.

Othello, a dog who died too young

 All you ever asked was love.

     You did your part of the bargain

         You were warm and soft,

              You loved me,

                   You didn’t bark much.

          You learned so fast to be a gentleman.

     You endured the car, and shots.

 Had to go to California; work you see.

     Had to drive a thousand miles.

         You’d never approve the trip.

               Then, the cost of finding you a place

 I cried and sought a better way.

I cry now, miss your eyes.

I gave you to the vet–to kill,

               I went home, had a drink.

 Of all my sins, I cannot repair the crime I did to you.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joan Lindsay Kerr
    Oct 25, 2014 @ 05:05:28

    Oh, Terry, that was very powerful and sad. I really felt your love for Othello and your pain at the decision. Thanks for being brave enough to share this. Poetry is a great way to deal with pain and emotions.

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  2. heyannis
    Oct 28, 2014 @ 15:12:31

    This one gets me every time, Terry. xoA

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