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Walking my dog differently PART ONE

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Walking my dog differently PART ONE

last Friday-evening as usual
a few minutes after half past eight
as always another walk
with my suddenly flu-like old dog

his 100 yards 
of pulling the leash
then sitting eager and glamorous
and receiving to carry it amorous

you went left or right
on our soft command
always checking  where we are 
while taking care of his own transfer

returning home
and waiting for his reward
first a piece of apple, pear or cucumber
then in his basket hours of slumber

this morning
his disappearing eye
his quizzical look
and search for a painless nook

two hours later
our biggest fear is real
his other eye broke
now our suddenly blinded bloke

our 21-minute last ride
his head on my lap
thank you my doggy friend
your last heartbeat under my hand 

never again
your too long 5th nail
tapping on the floor
wish I could hear once more

who will bark
in the middle of day or night
for invading frogs
or postwomen touching your mailbox

who will dry
without a word
the tears I cry
without ever asking why

you're walking alone
carrying all day long
your own leash in your beak
I'll walk on forever feeling your warm cheek

©Ellie Daphne

PS. For the 2nd time this year we had to let a friend go.. 
First 15 old Australian Kelpie Duke and only last Saturday 
very unexpectedly and suddenly 10.5 years old Australian 
Shepherd Digger... only 10 days before the arrival of his meant-to-be
playmate-puppy Australian Kelpie Captain Broome Uluru((CAP for friends)
CHECK OUT THE FOLLOW UP: SAME TITLE PART TWO!!!

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  1. Date: 12/24/2013 7:24:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!! Merry, Merry Christmas To You And Your Family!!! Sara

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/24/2013 11:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY Sara.. Have a nice holiday season yourself Dutch Greetings.
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 11:39:00 AM
    Ellie this is heart breaking so sad great pen congrats on fine win Shadow x smile hug

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/23/2013 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    There is a part two... Hope you enjoy that one too. Very inspiring situations which could end in a poem eventually. :-) Very appreciative Dutch Greetings
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 3:59:00 AM
    Enjoyed the write on the selected quote and congrats on the fine win, Ellie

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/23/2013 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY for your congrats. Best wishes.
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 8:50:00 PM
    Ellie, Congratulations on your awesome win... always~ LINDA

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/23/2013 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY Linda! Very apprciative Dutch greetings.
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 2:39:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading this again...congratulations on your win...

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/19/2013 2:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Donna.... Best Dutch wishes again :-)
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 12:54:00 PM
    congratulations on your win Ellie, I loved this the first time around xxx

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/19/2013 1:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY again for your congrats.. :-)
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 11:50:00 AM
    - Congratulations on your winning poem Ellie in: Relate your poem to one of these quotes, Contest - Sponsored by: Giorgio V. - Nice to participate - and enjoyable to read ALL winning poems! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/19/2013 1:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY Anne Lise.... for YOUR congrats. :-)
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 10:12:00 AM
    Congrats Ellie!

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/19/2013 1:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY TY :-)
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 9:14:00 AM
    Congrats on your beautiful poem and on your great win in my contest "Quotes" Thank you for your participation. Greek greetings! :) G.

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/19/2013 9:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    U made my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 3:16:00 PM
    Daphne I am sorry for the loss of your friendly pet. I guess you must acquire a similar dog, and love him like the late one. Beautiful and sad poem. 7 G.

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/19/2013 1:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Giorgio... read part two... Dutch greetings.. :-)
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 4:52:00 PM
    It is so sad when we lose a pet we adore, I have a 15 year old dog, and I can't imagine life without her, sending you healing thoughts, love hugs xxx

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/19/2013 1:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Read part two...... just a fun poem but anyway... Best wishes from the Netherlands. LOL
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 3:52:00 PM
    Very expressive and emotive work..I know the feeling..It is a very sad day when it happens..Thanks for the visit to my page with congrats..Sara

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/19/2013 1:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear sara! TY for another personal comment,coming form you! Greetings. LOL
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 3:43:00 PM
    A wonderful verse really took us there with you. I couldn't write one of these it would bring it back too much! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my verse. Light & Love

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/19/2013 1:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Debbie... TY for your comment with content.I'm Highly appreciative. Best wishes from the Netherlands.
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 1:44:00 PM
    Congratulations on this deserved win...I love my dogs too..I know exactly how you feel....God bless...and there are many many more to love...

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 12/6/2013 1:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY Donna. For your comment wth CONTENT. Only a few days for the arrival of his meant to be playmate for a couple of year, Australian Kelpie Captain Broom Uluru - also known as Cap) we had to decide..... You know what I mean. Pic of him on my facebookpage: facebook.com/elliedaphne.vanstralen
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 6:53:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning poetry xxxx

  1. Date: 11/30/2013 2:34:00 AM
    A very touching write Ellie Daphne! I love the title and how it's merged into the poem. You've made the poem come alive with the vivid descriptions and time line. Very well done!