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To look at her, you would never have known; to you, she would have been an ordinary dog But now, she's gone. She was my friend, my sun, and more. She chased the squirrels, a few raccoons and clouds of heartache from our door New snow against her nose and paws she bore, Now covers, gently, who was my sun or more. Had you been there from the first, had you taken just a glance, As unknown neighbors through a fence, you would never have noticed her, her coat shabby, and her eyes bright...; to you she would have been just an ordinary dog. Sure, now you know, now it's obvious, what with the light of the sun streaming through the windows of a smile, the mischief of child following in her wake and the ordinary day every blessed day she would waken all the world and world would have shaken loose a smile New snow against her nose and paws she bore, She now lies covered, who was my sun or more.
_____________________________________________________ 11/14/13 Elegy Contest Sponsored By Broken Wings

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  1. Date: 12/3/2013 7:37:00 PM
    Congrats on the win, Carrie

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 2:40:00 PM
    deeply igrained in my heart.. congrats , carrie for a top win!.. huggs

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 5:51:00 PM
    I am seeing such awesome elegies on pets and yours is one of them. VERY nicely done for this dear dog, Carrie.

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 12:35:00 PM
    Carrie, such a wonderful poem. Your words flow so gracefully and your thoughts entice the reader. Thank you for you kind comments on my poems recently. As to your win, you deserved it :) I hope you enter my latest rhyme battle :) It'll be another wonderful win for you I'm sure. Love, Juli-Michelle

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 9:16:00 AM
    So. Many. Goosebumps. Such deeply expressed emotions layering the heart that just gets tugged at in this entire read. Incredible.

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 5:26:00 AM
    this poem really touched me very deeply. you've conveyed your sorrow and your love for your dog magnificently. a very tender tribute...