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only a pet

Only a Pet. 
It was the day of 9/11, distressed I thought
the world was coming to an end and feared 
what USA would do in response?

I took my beloved dog Bambi out for a walk,
at a big parking lot I let her off the lead, she 
liked being rid of me for a little while. 

There was a hole in the fence were trains
passed, jumped through it although she was 
quite elderly, a train came…no more dog. 
Put her in a black bin liner, so much blood 
and she looked so small. Drove to where she
was born dug a hole and the heavens cried. 

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  1. Date: 9/16/2012 9:32:00 AM
    God, Jan, this poem makes me so sad. love, Kathy

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    Date: 9/16/2012 2:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Katey I never had a dog since