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Pups For Sale

Pups For Sale

There were ten of us to start
All cramped in this box,
With a sign that read: PURE HEART

They all had white sox, but me.
I was solid blue...
Outcast from the start--you see,
No sox-- just won't do!

Everyone got homes today!
Everyone...but me.
They left me and they didn't say
They'd be back for me.

In this box now on the ground,
Not much I can see.
But I hear a rumble sound--

I'm so wet from all the rain.
I'm so scared and cold.
It's dark and no one came
I've no one to hold.

I'm shivering in the dark...
Hungry and alone...
Can you hear my little bark?
Someone? Take me home.

deborah burch


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  1. Date: 6/9/2015 1:14:00 AM
    A strong in sentiment write here Deborah How life is made richer or poorer by small and large choices of each of us..'

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 6:09:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Tanya's "Dog Gone Tales" contest Deborah. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 4:48:00 PM
    congrats Deborah on a super win for this fine entry.. sorry for late reply but still dealing with concussion from two weeks ago.. been thinking about u and how u r doing luv.. be back full strength soon ..

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 1:05:00 PM
    Congratulations Deborah, on your 2nd place win with this wonderful write. I enjoyed the read~ Caryl

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 12:03:00 PM
    Cap'n Deb just a quick congrats on your win..just love this one..David

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 4:57:00 AM
    A real heart-string tugger, Deborah...made me want to go pick that little dude up and take him home...great poem and congratulaions! - Tim

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 1:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning place Debs, I'll take you in xx

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 8:47:00 PM
    It breaks my heart to read the intense emotions of this "unwanted" puppy...awwww, I'll take him! lol Deb, your approach to the contest theme is superb as you touched on all the senses and emotions. The ending was so tempting too as I got the sense this could almost be a wanted ad from a puppy for an owner! A hearty congratulations! gwendolen

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 8:19:00 PM
    Poor little puppy! Congrats on your 2nd place win, Deborah! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 7:13:00 PM
    Very tiuching tale. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 4:05:00 PM
    Oooo... sad ... but a good poem, neverthelesss... Congratulations on your win... Terry

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 3:13:00 PM
    A heartbreaking write Deborah......well done. Warm hug!

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 7/10/2012 11:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) thank you sweet Cecilia!!
  1. Date: 6/18/2012 11:00:00 AM
    Hi Deborah very touching write i loved it, good luck in the comp, all the best Owen

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 6/18/2012 11:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Owen, huggs,deb
  1. Date: 6/15/2012 5:06:00 AM
    Ohh sooo sad...... - Luck to you in contest Deborah. - hug to you - Anne-Lise

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 6/18/2012 11:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you sweet Anne-Lise!!! love you bunches, deb
  1. Date: 6/15/2012 2:15:00 AM
    Cap'n Deb, don't worry I'm on my way, hang on little pup....blanket and biscuits coming...hang on little pup...David

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 6/15/2012 4:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :-) aww David, you made me smile and warmed my ya, cap'n deb
  1. Date: 6/14/2012 4:49:00 PM
    Oh!..So sad....Creative tale that you have told..Sara

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 6/14/2012 5:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    awwww, thank you Sara...i know, i was teary eyed and heartbroke as i wrote... :-(