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Apollo's Soul

The day my dear dog died I was bereft; At my very core I felt so hollow. I cried and cried and cried, for joy had left . . . and gone with joy was my sweet Apollo. We drove and I looked up and saw the sky the color blue that I remember when I walked him as a pup, those days that I will miss so much. How happy I was then! As from the graveyard, we had then set out, there burst through clouds of grey- sun’s rays of gold! We watched amazedly; there was no doubt that heaven greeted dear Apollo’s soul. October 25, 2013/ For the Elegy Poetry Contest of Broken Wings

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  1. Date: 1/25/2014 5:42:00 AM

    Poor Apollo! I went to Crete. G.

  1. Date: 1/6/2014 11:37:00 AM

    Andrea,I went to a prayer retreat by new year.I prayed for you and others.Happy new year.Kindly console PD.(: ) Jenish.

  1. Date: 12/29/2013 3:19:00 PM

    Glad you enjoyed my white poem and yes she is my ice maiden of the north, lol. loved this beautiful write above it was sad though but well expressed thank you for sharing it with your fellow soupers. cheri

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 7:09:00 PM

    Very sad and heartbreaking Andrea, you brings tears to my eyes. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 7:36:00 PM

    It is so hard to lose a beloved pet. I know when we lost our dog I cried a lot. Congrats on your win on this one. love phyl

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 12:03:00 AM

    A very heartfelt and excellent write my dear friend Andrea. My biggest hearty congratulations on your well-deserved super win! Thanks for sharing also this precious write of yours this afternoon. love lots and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 7:31:00 PM

    Congrats on the win, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 7:26:00 PM

    This is such a beautiful poem Andrea, It brought out past memories of when my dog died. But the death of my dog only reminds me of all the good times we shared. A well deserved win........Hugs...Roger

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 3:15:00 PM

    A sad and thoughtful memory of your beloved pet, Andrea. congrats to you.

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 2:36:00 PM

    wrenching, andie.. congrats on your win..we all got 1st place...:) huggs

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 1:01:00 PM

    the loss of a beloved pet is so heartbreaking....congrats on the win

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 12:49:00 PM

    Thank you, Andrea, I was curious. I actually heard the story when I was in a church once and it was used as sort of a parable.

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 7:34:00 PM

    There is no greater tribute that for that of your pet. And well done. If you believe in a paradise for humans , then there must be a pet there also.

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 5:53:00 PM

    Thank ya kind lady. Isn't Apollo a constellation also, not sure. Sorry for your loss. A greek god I believe.

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 11:30:00 PM

    a very sad tale. pets are a loved part of our families and are mourned just as deeply. *hugs*

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 10:49:00 AM

    Andrea I know who would have taken the soul of Apollo.bloody fellows.... how dare? awesome.great poem.(:v Jenish

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 10:47:00 PM

    This is beautiful for the contest. I know just how you felt. I too lost a little dog when he was 5 months old. I too cried a lot. Thanks for sharing this today... Lucilla

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 10:40:00 PM

    I remember the cried and cried and cried part, and the rest. What they do to us eh but they're worth it. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 9:08:00 PM

    Dear Andrea, This poem really got to me. I feel there are always messages to help us cope if we but open our eyes and have a look. A beautiful touching poem that left a knot in my throat!

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 4:41:00 PM

    This one choked me up. My son had a Lab named Aura. You didn't dare look at Aura or he was all over you. Who wouldn't love that dog. Art says, "One day I threw a stick and Aura tried to run fetch, but could only wag his tail, lay down and die.." God! Animals are so wonderful! Love, daver

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 9:10:00 PM

    This is the Great Love you write and I can relate this to my cow.Excellent job...

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 5:03:00 PM

    I read a story in a blog of a souper who lost his dog . Its about his dog ..I think.I forgot its name was Apollo.Its nice of you to write an elegy for such are a darling.Re my poem,I revised that poem i once written using the most beautiful wotds list.You have shared a list with us to create a poem from words..Dont know if you remember?I still use such words requently in poems nd tnks for that.Have a lovely afternoon.ts 11pm here..still waitin 4 hubby frm wrk to eat dinner.Bimba was my dog yes

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 4:39:00 PM

    Oh I can sympathize with you love, my dog is getting old she is thirteen, and one day I will have to say goodby too, I sure hope the sky will part for her too, so she can go visit your Apollo, Smile, hope your doing fine sending you a loving hug xxx

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 12:14:00 PM

    Aw..Andrea you made me think of the day I had to say goodbye to my dog Bimba..that s what We named her..Bimba is a girl..little girl..I still miss her.Touched my soft spot of the heart sweet lady.Btw congrat on your placement in Nettie s.I was thinkimg of writing something for your sweet and sour contest but it ain t coming to me..I will reparticipate in another contest of yours though..when the time is right..Im glad i stopped by.

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 8:45:00 AM

    A sad poem but the beauty of your love for Apollo shines through the words and lights them up.

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 3:31:00 AM

    A beautiful, heart-felt write... sorry about the loss, Andrea, I know what it feels and hugs!

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 11:14:00 PM

    Quite a touching write Andrea. I can understand the feelings these lovely friends leave after taking final leave from us. I too lost my dog Tafu two three years back. There loss is like missing a most lovely true friend. But the sweet memories of your Apollo would continue to live with you especially through this touching Poem. Love and best wishes always....Ravindra K Kapoor

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 6:14:00 PM

    An emotional write, well done.. Ken

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 6:12:00 PM

    A beautiful, heartfelt write, Andrea. It brought back memories of our beloved dog Beau, whom we were blessed to have in our family for 11 years. You must have so many wonderful memories of Apollo! Best wishes in the contest :)

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 1:21:00 PM

    beautiful but sad, my friend. Congrats on your wins : )