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Ears pricked at car door closing in the street,
and focussed on the footsteps through the gate
she stepped into the hall, unsteady feet
they bounded forward, welcome couldn't wait.
Two forty pounds of fur, and sixteen legs,
four eager snouts and tongues shot through the air
her hands held up fruitlessly as she begged,
they brought her down, smothered her face and hair.
A canine/human ball rolled on the floor
propelled by laughter, barks and sudden shrieks
of love and longing, bottled up before
the time has come to leave, and no-one speaks.
Chorus of barking, followed by the whines
the front door closing for the final time.

R.i.P Angela Miles, passed away today but was allowed home
to see her Huskies last week for a couple of hours.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 4/20/2018 10:06:00 PM
Nice
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Date: 4/17/2018 6:21:00 PM
Great sonnet my friend. Such sorrow in losing that which we truly and so dearly love. I lost my beautiful dog, Midnight, back in 1992, he has not been replaced. MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL SO GRIEVED. A fav....
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Date: 4/15/2018 5:11:00 PM
Such heartbreak Viv. I hope your wife is okay; and glad she has you to lean on.
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Date: 4/15/2018 7:19:00 AM
Rrrrrufff!!!!
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Date: 4/14/2018 5:19:00 PM
Viv, oh I have tears, this is so emotional, I can picture the scene you created with your words, how wonderful that Angela got to say goodbye to her beloved dogs ~
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Date: 4/14/2018 10:25:00 AM
Such a beautiful greeting from such a bundle of life. At the end, little things mean a lot.
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Date: 4/12/2018 4:56:00 PM
A most lovely and touching sonnet, Viv. Final goodbyes always manage to bring tears to our eyes. Best regards, my friend. // paul
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Date: 4/13/2018 1:22:00 AM
Thanks, Paul, sad, but a merciful release. Regards, Viv
Date: 4/12/2018 4:30:00 PM
i recall that time when my vet told me.' let's put your dog to sleep', and i froze, cried... this is a most heartfelt, astounding piece coming from your core, viv.. so sorry about this loss.. huggs
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Date: 4/13/2018 1:22:00 AM
Thanks nette, at least she was given a little precious time with her 'babies'. Viv x
Date: 4/12/2018 3:10:00 PM
Awe, beautiful poem to your beloved dog, Viv. I could see it play out in my mind’s eye. I lost my beloved boxer last summer. I still have my lab. Dogs are the best!! Condolences to you and your family.
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Date: 4/13/2018 1:22:00 AM
Thanks, Laura x
Date: 4/12/2018 12:16:00 PM
May she rest in peace Viv.
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Viv Wigley
Date: 4/13/2018 1:23:00 AM
Thanks Tom, much appreciated.
Date: 4/12/2018 9:53:00 AM
O Viv, a beautiful emotive lump-in-my-heart write. A deep loving touching tribute. Exquisitely done. A FAVE. Line xx
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Date: 4/13/2018 1:23:00 AM
Thanks, Line, one of those occasions where you need to put something down in writing x
Date: 4/12/2018 7:51:00 AM
Viv, your beautiful, inspired and emotional poem strummed my heartstrings with sweet sadness and brought tears to my eyes. I felt your poignant poem deeply. Very soulful.. My heartfelt sympathy to you and her loved ones.. Warmest wishes and hugs.
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Date: 4/13/2018 1:24:00 AM
Thanks Susan, your kind thoughts are appreciated x
Date: 4/12/2018 7:32:00 AM
I have tears reading your touching poem Mr Viv, it was so wonderful Angela got to say goodbye to her treasured pets. my thoughts are with you and the family.:-( hugs hugs hugs Jan xxx
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Date: 4/13/2018 1:24:00 AM
Thanks Jan, now the darkness begins.
Date: 4/12/2018 7:29:00 AM
Oh my Viv, this brought tears to my eyes. I am sorry you had to say goodbye. My daughter's beloved husky passed on a year ago. They did everything together. xxoo
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Date: 4/13/2018 1:24:00 AM
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