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a dog's good-bye

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Below is the poem entitled a dog's good-bye which was written by poet Black Eyed Susan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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a dog's good-bye

paws on his casket
he drops a white rose
onto his friend
  a soldier come home
  his final badge of honor

for rick's rose tanka contest

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  1. Date: 4/22/2013 10:14:00 AM
    Another top notch tanka! The emotion in this is so sincere... I can just see that dog and his mopey eyes, looking down at his master, saying "So long!". Truly a beautiful poem!

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 9:16:00 AM
    very beautiful my friend Susan...a touching Tanka...I like it! :) have a blessed day always! Love, Maria

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 6:51:00 PM
    Your expression is eloquent. Such a beautiful picture painted here

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 9:37:00 AM
    Man's best friend, told beautifully. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 1:32:00 AM
    Sad but you can feel the devotion. Thanks for your comment on my page today. Love, SuZ

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 12:35:00 AM
    Poignantly beautiful. Soup mail

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 7:26:00 PM
    awe... This reminds me of a dog name Hattchi' I hope I spelled it right... Always waiting for his owner. This is a good tanka, short just the way you like them poems... he he he... Good luck in the contest. always PD

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 7:20:00 PM
    Very emotional...

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 3:10:00 PM
    I really like this one, Susan. I think you did a fine job with yours. It's different than the norm, which makes it interesting!

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 1:00:00 PM
    Another sad tone... Best wisshes BES

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 12:32:00 PM
    So sad ... but lovely B.E.S. - Luck in contest ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)