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                 To hold you once again... once again...
                 What will you do without me, little one? 
                 Will you feel alone? Will you miss my shoes?
                 Will you be scared of the thunder?  ...having it so close...

                 My evenings are lost in the maze of your memories
                 What have we not done together? What have we not shared? 
                 Lately, the strawberry ice cream melts dripping to the floor 
                 and waits there

                 To whom will you wake up with your warm and sticky tongue ?
                 Will there be sunrises there?
                 From whom will you hide the shoes?  
                 Will there be shoes there?

                 When we meet again... 
                 Will you be waiting for me?
                 Will you remember me?
                 ...or my voice? ...or my shoes?


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  1. Date: 12/9/2012 8:06:00 AM
    Ruben, a touching write my friend!

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 10:57:00 AM
    Ruben, you have expressed the same thoughts as I once did in a long ago poem for my dog Ollyver. He had not died. he had to be given up and it just killed me to do that to him. I always wondered if he loved his new master and what became of him. I am sure he died by now. Congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 10:56:00 AM
    A sad dedication... but a great poem to the one you love. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 10:16:00 AM
    so nice...congratulations friend Ruben on your win :) cheers!!

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 5:59:00 AM
    Big Congratulations Ruben xx

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 3:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning poem - thanks for the nice contest. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 8:47:00 PM
    You got me on this one Ruben...had me a little misty eyed for a minute...that's not fair!! - Tim

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 8:47:00 PM
    Ruben, , CONGRATULATIONS :-) ON YOUR XOOL WINNING pet poem.. always~LINDA

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 8:47:00 PM
    Ruben, , CONGRATULATIONS :-) ON YOUR XOOL WINNING pet poem.. always~LINDA

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 7:58:00 PM
    A really nice poem for your friend, Ruben. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 7:00:00 PM
    thanks 4 the support~LUV~SKAT

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 5:41:00 PM
    Ah, your puppy dog, i presume. such a sad thing when we lose our beloved pets. painful indeed. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 11/16/2010 5:36:00 AM
    Ruben ... excellence is greatness and greatness excellence and you are both. Powerful poem, powerful ending.

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 11:25:00 PM
    wow! enjoyed Ruben,,, *p.s.* I posted a poem dedication, hope you can spy your name in there. (IT IS IN THERE)Thanks for all your comments always p.d.

  1. Date: 11/6/2010 4:00:00 AM
    A sad, sweet and enduring poem, Ruben. The little ones remember everything! Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 11/5/2010 11:52:00 PM
    this is so good Ruben. You just get better and better my friend. Pets can really get to you. Charles

  1. Date: 11/4/2010 7:21:00 AM
    Hóla mi amigo! Ojalá que te encuentres bien. I havn't been on Soup lately as I did not feels so well, but now it's much better. Sad, but so nicelywritten, Ruben! I especially like yours " My evenings are lost in the maze of your memories"...And thank you for your ongoing kind comments! Have a nice day!...Gert

  1. Date: 10/31/2010 12:37:00 PM
    Aww this sure is sad, and the way you had all these questions (& left unanswered) made it aall the more sad-- and what's this I read from below? Sticky is a hamster?? awwww, those are really cute, now i feel even sadder :( -- but then we have to be happy he's probably in hamster heaven now :) btw thanks so much for the fave :)-- how awesome of you to see the other meanings I was striving for that poem :) -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 7:17:00 PM
    so cute, yet sad.... I was worried who died but see it is the hamsters poor little sorry for the loss.

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 2:04:00 PM
    Precious, Ruben. Surely she will not forget you, your voice or your love. Now, I might forget what someone was wearing on their feet, but I won't forget a poem like this one! Love, Carolyn