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Memorial for Cain

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Memorial for Cain

'They' tell me, now, A husky-mix dog won't stay. Tie 'em up, pen 'em, Or the neighbor's complain. So, I didn't even Look for another Cain. But let me tell you, My Cain dog was Husky. Silver and grey and a 'from the toenails' growl... But HE stayed, no chains. Small town, Oklahoma, no leash. Everybody knows everybody; me and Cain, Bicycle riding, summer days. Grandma Dugan waving, Mr. John Long tossing out soup bones, For Cain. "Yonder's thet Earli and her dawg." "Boy! Pur-D-hot! Wisht'id rain." "Wonder whar she's going 'ta noon?" Nap, doze, one more summer gone... But...so was Cain. "Hey Earlie? Thet you, girl?" "Whar's thet big white dawg?" "Oh yeah?" "Too bad." and "How'd he die?" "You don't hardly seem like Earli, Without thet white dog, Cain." Ten long, hard years and lots of road. But no white dog's shoulders To share the good times...or the pain, And...I don't hardly FEEL like Earli, Without my white dog, Cain.

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  1. Date: 10/18/2012 8:56:00 PM
    Earle:-) congratulations with your wonderful win in the " February, 2012 Contest " It is very nice to see you on this winning list..*'.*'.*' hip hip hooray. Good night :-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 8:47:00 AM
    Poignant... very nice... Terry

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 8:09:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the PoetrySoup International Contest Earle. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 3:37:00 PM
    ((()))Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 3:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the International contest. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 6:27:00 PM
    Wonderful to read a good dialect verse. Thank you for the priveledge! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 4:01:00 PM
    So sad, i feel bad that you are without cain. Congratulations on your HM. i enjoyed this one because I love dogs and you did a great job.

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 5:45:00 PM
    Congrats on your awesome win. love phyl

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 2:10:00 PM
    Congrats on your superb win,Earle.Well deserved!! Take Care,Arild

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 1:09:00 PM
    Earle, congratulations on your International win...David

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 8:09:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through round one of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Earle. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 5:45:00 AM
    Oh Earli! I now how you feel, all animal lovers do...what a sweet tribute! Love it! E.J.