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Fictional write - written purely for the contest 

 

Always by my side Together seventeen years Buried you today Silent tears fall like raindrops Why did my dog have to die? 02~08~15 Contest - Tanka Tears – Rick Parise Honourable Mention

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Date: 2/21/2015 8:45:00 AM
So sad. I have dogs and they are my children. We lost one last year to bone cancer and your poem speaks to the heart of every true dog lover. It brings back strong memories for me. Great write and a true fact!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/21/2015 9:15:00 AM
Thanks Tammy for your lovely comment:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/20/2015 6:15:00 PM
Grief expressed very warmly..Congrats..Sara
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/20/2015 6:59:00 PM
Thanks so much Sara:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/20/2015 3:47:00 PM
Congrad's on your win Light & Love
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/20/2015 3:59:00 PM
Thanks so much Debbie:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/20/2015 1:20:00 PM
Jan, congrats on your fabulous fiction winner!
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Date: 2/20/2015 1:21:00 PM
Thanks Dave:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/20/2015 5:32:00 AM
We get so attached to our pets Jan, that indeed they do become part of the family, hugs, James xx
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Date: 2/20/2015 8:18:00 AM
Pure fiction write James I don't have a pet:-) Hugs jan xxx
Date: 2/18/2015 9:55:00 PM
hi Jan, this is a sad tanka, the end clears it up...LINDA
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/19/2015 4:22:00 AM
Thanks Linda:-) Hugs Jan x
Date: 2/16/2015 12:32:00 PM
Block poet from commenting on your poetry I am in love with your lines... This is a great piece and I hope to spend more time on your other works. Thank you for the incredible share
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/16/2015 12:42:00 PM
Many thanks Funom - I hope you won't block me from commenting back!! Hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/15/2015 11:57:00 PM
Jan, Awesome Tanka Tears win. ~Skat~
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/16/2015 1:13:00 AM
Thanks Skat:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/15/2015 2:53:00 PM
Back with congratulations, Jan! You did well considering there was only a single 1st place and then the rest HMs. [as usual....my entry is in orbit:)...but at least was POTD!] hugs // paul
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/15/2015 3:02:00 PM
Thanks so much Paul - first time I've placed with Rick - I sympathise with you - I've had a POTD and got N/A too but as long as I get reads and comments I don't mind:-) Guess we can't win them all! Hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/15/2015 1:06:00 PM
Oh, Jan, I felt the same way with my last Yorkie. Tator was 15 years old health but blind, no teeth, and sense of smell gone. He died in his sleep it was very hard to take. Blessings dear friend & congratulations on your win 7
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Date: 2/15/2015 1:24:00 PM
Thanks Eve - its only a fiction write on my behalf but knowing how friends have suffered it is something i can relate to:-( Hugs jan xx
Date: 2/15/2015 12:36:00 PM
congratulations Jan on another fine win.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/15/2015 1:23:00 PM
Thanks Robert only the dreaded HM but its the first time I've placed in one of Rick's contests:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 2/14/2015 12:07:00 PM
May tender mercy be your friend. When you have to say goodbye in the end. Seventeen years is a long time. I offer condolence with this simple rhyme. Peace and love. :)
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Date: 2/14/2015 1:08:00 PM
It is purely a fiction write Robert I have never owned a dog but can relate to it with friends who have lost treasured pets:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/11/2015 9:42:00 PM
Oh, this is so sad especially for those of us who have pets. Excellent Tanka, my friend! Well done. Good luck in the contest! Pandita.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/12/2015 3:56:00 PM
Thanks so much Pandita:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/9/2015 10:29:00 AM
Hi Jan! Any animal lover who's had them for pets know what it means to lose a dear friend. You speak for them all. Our cat died aged 17 years; the budgie was 14 years...both are sorely missed. No more pets, I said...but here we are again with a tortoise, budgie, cat and java sparrow. hugs // paul
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Date: 2/9/2015 10:47:00 AM
It is an emotional write Paul when we lost our family cat Poshpaws we never got another pet - I am sure the menagerie of pets give you all and especially Valentina a lot of pleasure:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 2/8/2015 5:53:00 PM
Oh, you have given me an idea. I can write of the death of my dearest cat. I did not even think of it!!! This is a sad one, sweetie.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/8/2015 5:59:00 PM
I hope you credit me for inspiration lol - then again - you could always nick my poem and change dog for cat - sheer genius lol - miaowwwww must put my claws away! Hugs jan xxx
Date: 2/8/2015 5:28:00 PM
Jan, wonderful Tanka Tears lament! So happy it isn't real, but your words make it seem so. Best wishes for the contest. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 2/8/2015 5:32:00 PM
Thanks sandra I don't think it is sad enough to get placed - will wait and see:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 2/8/2015 2:18:00 PM
Jan, a sad write that took an unexpected turn for me, although you say this is fictional, it touches the heart of anyone who has ever loved and lost a beloved pet, well done and best of luck in the contest and thanks for the visit ~~
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/8/2015 2:21:00 PM
Thanks so much for the lovely comment - I am sure this poem will touch those who have lost a trusted and loyal pet:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/8/2015 12:50:00 PM
Touching... u have told the entire story of togetherness... best wishes... nad!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/8/2015 12:54:00 PM
Thanks so much Nadiya:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 2/8/2015 11:08:00 AM
A beautiful write my friend. Few words yet deep feelings expressed so well. I am sure it will do well in the competition. Love Shane xxx
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Shane Cooper
Date: 2/8/2015 12:20:00 PM
I am sure you will do alright.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/8/2015 11:37:00 AM
Thanks Shane - not sure it will place well as I don't think it is sad enough for a lament for the contest - but it is purely my take on the theme so only time will tell :-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/8/2015 10:31:00 AM
This was so lovingly depicted with such emotion that it entered my heart with a soft fussy feeling and nuzzled up next to my soul and it felt good. Emile. #7
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Date: 2/8/2015 11:35:00 AM
Thanks for the lovely comment and 7 rating Emile:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 2/8/2015 8:29:00 AM
Hi Jan. This poem prompted me to look up Tanka. I'm just starting to write and learn the craft. You have motivated me to give these a try- Thanks.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/8/2015 8:50:00 AM
I only started to write just a year ago Richard - writing has become my lifeline and I love trying new forms and entering the contests - I have been on an incredible journey and being to express myself through my poems is helping me through the most difficult year of my life:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/8/2015 7:57:00 AM
A friend gone is a disaster arrived! He/she will forever live in your memories, dear Jan!
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Date: 2/8/2015 8:48:00 AM
It is purely a fiction write for the contest Demetrios but I know from friends who have lost pets how traumatic it is:-( Hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/8/2015 7:04:00 AM
awe no, I am sorry, :( I get so sad when I lose a dog, they are so human, sometimes they show us we are more human than we do ourselves, I just lost my beagle, she was the beagle from hell, but I still loved her,
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/8/2015 8:47:00 AM
It is simply a fiction write for the contest Cynthia - i have never owned a dog:-) I agree with your comment - they can be the most loyal companions far more loyal than a human in some cases:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/8/2015 5:08:00 AM
Been there Jan..this poem alone will bring back so many memories to folk here on soup,,you truly are a gem aren't you...
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/8/2015 5:46:00 AM
Aww Harry you are too kind I simply write from the heart and hope people like what I say:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 2/7/2015 11:06:00 PM
A very sad write I have empathy for Jan. So very sorry to hear of your loss.7
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/8/2015 12:19:00 PM
I missed it. I just know how it feels to lose a beloved dog. Sorry I missed the note.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/8/2015 2:53:00 AM
Its pure fiction Connie I did put a note under the picture:-) Hugs Jan xx
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