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Dakota Contest

I was alone until I brought you home,
Just a pup who loved to chew on my shoes.
You've given me the sweetest love I've known.
Blue husky eyes keep vigil when I snooze,
Your gay devotion keeps me from the blues.

The years have passed too quickly, now you're old.
Right by my side you've stayed until the end.
Your worth in weight, much more than solid gold,
I could not let you suffer, my best friend.
Only time will help my broken heart mend.

8-22-19

English Quintain
Deadline: Friday, August 23, 2019 
29 poems of the maximum 35 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/19/2019 8:17:00 PM
Dear Connie. This is a sweet poem. I have not gotten a new dog since I lost my last one because of my age , I am afraid I would out live them. I found my poem in the contest. Hope you like. Love, Joyce
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Date: 9/8/2019 2:30:00 PM
A simple, but most expressive and touching poem. May you treasure the memory of your dear friend, and the sadness pass, Connie.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/8/2019 4:21:00 PM
Thank you very much Geoffrey. I have a granddaughter who loves to read my poetry which is one reason I write more simply. : )
Date: 9/8/2019 12:23:00 PM
Oh my goodness what a beautiful pup she was! Wow. Gorgeous tribute to her Connie. They still feel like they’re only really babes when they die. :-( xx
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Date: 9/8/2019 2:05:00 PM
I agree Nina. I was unable to put her picture with my poem, but I found a picture of a pop that looked very much like my daughter's dog. She was a real beauty and a therapy dog that brought joy to many patients. Thank you very much! : ) xxoo
Date: 9/8/2019 9:55:00 AM
Love the message and the cute picture. WAs it really a dog of yours? Congrats on this win.
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Date: 9/8/2019 1:50:00 PM
This photo looks just like my daughter's dog when she was a pup. She was so loving and beautiful. I miss her and of course my daughter still misses her every day. Thanks xxoo
Date: 9/8/2019 12:15:00 AM
NICE DOG-Shot there! My compliments to your win Connie--DESERVED (both) ~ Aloha always William
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/8/2019 1:51:00 PM
Thank you William. Dakota was my daughter's beloved pet. xxoo
Date: 9/7/2019 10:37:00 PM
Connie, thank you for your GREAT entry. Congratulations on your win. Janice
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Date: 9/8/2019 1:54:00 PM
Thank you very much Janice. Dakota was such an angel for my daughter, I feel I could never do her justice. She was a therapy dog who brought many convalescent patients happiness. : ) xxoo
Date: 9/6/2019 4:38:00 PM
Our pets become our family, it is so heartbreaking to say goodbye, a very emotional read-
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Date: 9/8/2019 2:03:00 PM
Thank you Michelle. I agree. She will always be remembered. My daughter had a portrait painted of her. xxoo
Date: 9/2/2019 9:18:00 PM
Was this emotional touching poem about your own dog? It is so sweet and complete with both the joy and sorrow a beloved pet gifts us. All the best in the contest and all else ... CayCay
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Date: 9/8/2019 2:01:00 PM
Thank you CayCay. Dakota was my daughter's loving pet. She was a therapy dog who made many patients happy. xxoo
Date: 8/27/2019 3:56:00 PM
Quite a beautiful dedication to a beloved furry friend, that has obviously been a champ. I know you miss such a beautiful being.
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Date: 9/8/2019 1:57:00 PM
I spent a lot of time with her when I would visit but Dakota was my daughter's dog. Dakota was such an angel. She was a therapy dog who brought many convalescent patients happiness. Thank you M. L. : ) xxoo
Date: 8/26/2019 12:37:00 PM
This has my heart for it is so hard to lose a pet after having them for so many years. Lovely poem. love phyl
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Date: 8/26/2019 9:28:00 AM
Hi Connie, this is such a beautiful piece, the picture of Dakota is absolutely adorable. I am always sure that we shall meet our pets on the other side. This one has to be a fave. This piece moves me deeply. May your pen ever run gold Connie. Have a wonderful Monday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/26/2019 11:46:00 AM
I feel that way too Mike. Dakota was a therapy dog and brought much joy to my daughter and to many of her patients (she is a nurse). Thank you for your most wonderful comment and Fave. I appreciate it very much. xxoo
Date: 8/24/2019 10:54:00 AM
I see Dakota was your daughter's dog for fifteen years. That's a good, long life, though it seems we always lose our pets too early. It's an adorable poem, Hon. Best wishes in the quintain contest! Hugs, carolyn
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Date: 8/26/2019 11:51:00 AM
Dakota was a true Angel who helped my daughter get through a lot of things. Thank you for your sweet comment Carolyn. Hugs, Connie xxoo
Date: 8/24/2019 7:00:00 AM
aww sweet poem and sweet puppy..
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Date: 8/26/2019 11:52:00 AM
Thank you Silent. Those blue eyes mesmerize don't they? xxoo
Date: 8/23/2019 7:22:00 PM
connie - this is just beautiful and very touching! best of luck in the contest...
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Date: 8/24/2019 2:34:00 AM
Thank you very much Ilene. Huskies are such beautiful dogs with their blue eyes. xxoo
Date: 8/23/2019 2:44:00 PM
A sad poem of a pet I shall never forget. recall his warmth and dedication to me in love until he passed away. he was as if my other child.
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Date: 8/23/2019 4:04:00 PM
I know what it feels like to love a pet that much Ralph. I am sorry for your loss. This poem is about my daughter's dog and her loss. Thank you for sharing. xxoo
Date: 8/23/2019 1:11:00 PM
Oh, Connie letting go is the hardest! I have been through that 14 times. My last cat dropped dead if front of me! I can't say it in another way. I was hysterical. And she was old and loving. How we love our fur buddies, Best Connie, Panagiota
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/23/2019 4:06:00 PM
I know exactly how you feel. Our cat could not be saved and I cried over her for three months. This poem is about my daughter's dog and her loss. I loved her dog too. Thank you my friend. xxoo
Date: 8/23/2019 11:32:00 AM
what a beautiful fur baby and what a beautiful write in his honor...even in its sadness it's beautifully penned... sorry for your loss, good luck in the contest my friend :) hugs
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Date: 8/23/2019 4:08:00 PM
This poem is about my daughter's female husky. I loved her too. Thank you for your kindness. xxoo
Date: 8/23/2019 10:04:00 AM
So sad when these family members must move on. So sorry for your loss. Such a cutie and yes beautiful eyes.
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Date: 8/23/2019 4:14:00 PM
This is about my daughter's dog Rick, and though the picture is not of her dog she looked very much like this one I got from the Internet. She was a wonderful angel who looked out for my daughter. I miss her too. Thank you very much. xxoo
Date: 8/23/2019 9:08:00 AM
Beautiful write Connie , and I understand your grief as we too had to let our spaniel go, they are part of your family and you do miss them. But it's the kindest thing to do and it's not until much later that you realise that. Tom
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/23/2019 4:10:00 PM
Thank you very much Tom. This poem is written about my daughter's dog, but I loved her too. xxoo
Date: 8/23/2019 8:38:00 AM
I remember all my doggies as if they were here today...A lovely dedication to a beautiful friend...
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/23/2019 4:08:00 PM
Thank you very much Arturo. xxoo
Date: 8/23/2019 7:31:00 AM
Wow, that began so happy and ended with such sadness. Being a dog person I understand. I have lost many in my life and each one broke my heart when they passed. Really nice Connie but such a sad theme. Best wishes in the contest
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/23/2019 8:46:00 AM
The poem is about my daughter's dog Dakota who lived 15 years which is very long for the husky breed. Thank you Chris. I wish our domesticated animals lived longer.xxoo
Date: 8/23/2019 7:31:00 AM
- You have a heart of gold ... beautifully written, Connie :) - Best wishes in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/23/2019 8:54:00 AM
That sweet dog belonged to my oldest daughter. Thank you Anne-Lose. I loved her too. xxoo
Date: 8/23/2019 7:20:00 AM
Your devotion to that old dog will hopefully turn to joy with a win in this contest. Hugs. xxoo
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/23/2019 4:11:00 PM
Thank you very much Victor. This poem is about my daughter's dog, but I love her too. xxoo
Date: 8/23/2019 7:10:00 AM
So sweet a poem this is! Every line filled with love..you say it well, Connie: Your worth in weight, much more than solid gold. This has all the sights and sounds of a winner.
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Date: 8/23/2019 8:52:00 AM
Thank you very much Vijay. xxoo
Date: 8/23/2019 7:02:00 AM
Ah, so beautifully done. A tribute to a wonderful, wonderful friend! There is nothing like a puppy who turns into an old dog. Letting them suffer is not okay, so I am proud of you but I understand your broken heart.
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Date: 8/23/2019 8:51:00 AM
I loved that dog so much. She was my daughter's dog and her constant companion for years. My daughter is a nurse and was working at a convalescent hospital at the time. Dakota was a therapy dog and she used to go visit the patients who loved dogs. My daughter was broken hearted when she died of old age. Thank you Caren. xxoo