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It Happened Again This Morning

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It Happened Again This Morning

It happened again this morning,
Funny how it catches me with no warning;
I see his waiting leash by the door,
But hear only echos of paws on the floor.

No time for tears, I’m late;
No gas in the car, have to wait
For my turn at the pump, and then
Get back on the freeway again.

Now stuck in traffic, road is blocked;
No one to punch me in, my pay will be docked;
Sirens wail past me with flashing lights,
I can’t even bring myself to pray they’re alright.

The cars inch forward, one by one;
Smoke becomes visible, shadowing the sun;
A burning building outlined against the sky,
Fireman running and rushing by.

The roof collapses in a final heave,
Flames rise higher as I turn to leave;
It catches me unprepared, wide open;
That soft ‘woof’; the sound of hoping.

He carried her, carefully through the smoke,
Cradling her singed body; my heart broke.
I watched as she nuzzled each of her seven
Then turned to her savior, as though in heaven.

It happened again this morning;
Funny how it catches me without warning:
This happiness at the sight of eight empty dishes
And eight wagging tails and eight waiting leashes.

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  1. Date: 2/23/2011 4:41:00 AM
    Congratulations Deb, on your well deserved win in Joyce's contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/5/2011 6:04:00 AM
    Yippee!!! your on the podium again Deb, and rightly so with this lovely poetry. Many congrats to you....:)x

  1. Date: 2/4/2011 1:34:00 PM
    Hi Deb - Congratulations on your win in Joyce's contest. Best wishes, Kory"

  1. Date: 2/4/2011 12:43:00 PM
    A wonderful entry to the Doggy contest! Congratulations on a well deserved win, Deb! love, Carrie

  1. Date: 2/4/2011 12:30:00 PM
    Beautiful story you have penned Deb!Congratulations on your win---kashinath

  1. Date: 2/4/2011 9:40:00 AM
    Moved me to tears, Deb. Congrats on your well deserved win. Lainie

  1. Date: 2/4/2011 9:39:00 AM
    8 wagging tails and 8 waiting leashes. Adorable, Deb. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/4/2011 7:55:00 AM
    Congrats Deb on your success in Joyce's contest with this extraordinary entry and touching write my friend.. enjoy another well deserved win with luv..

  1. Date: 2/4/2011 7:25:00 AM
    Good to see you in the top ten Deb. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/4/2011 7:14:00 AM
    This is awesome.Tons of congratulations for this victory

  1. Date: 2/4/2011 1:12:00 AM
    vivid portrait with lilting sense of sentimentality!! congrats on the win, deb.. remarkable!.. huggs, nette

  1. Date: 2/3/2011 10:52:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Joyce's "Doggy Gratitude" Contest, Deb. Enjoy! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/3/2011 10:19:00 PM
    Great story Deb. I enjoyed and it was a pleasure to find your name here. Thanks for entering. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/21/2011 6:15:00 PM
    Koolio take on the picture posted by Joyce for her contest Deb, nice one. Good luck in the said contest. Have a lovely weekend....:)

  1. Date: 1/21/2011 1:47:00 PM
    Excellent write Deb.. good luck in the contest.. a stirring story told in your lines of poetic mastery ..luv..

  1. Date: 1/21/2011 8:24:00 AM
    This is a bit longer than your usual work, but it was worth reading. Everything is written very well with great descriptiveness and rhyming.

  1. Date: 1/21/2011 8:10:00 AM
    that was beautiful Deb, good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 1/21/2011 7:31:00 AM
    What a tender and loving poem....Very sweet, Deb!