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Murphy's Gone

My son called me at work to let me know Murphy was ill, he didn’t have long to go Then he called again later in the day To let me know Murphy had passed away Tears flowed freely in the afternoon Guess I never believed he would die so soon This dog brought joy wherever he went Unconditional love, a life well spent Sometimes I look at his picture and smile Sometimes, alone, I cry for a while I knew it would hurt when he had to depart But I can’t understand how it ripped out my heart Friend stopped me and asked “What’s going on?” In a barely audible whisper I said “Murphy’s Gone.” Dedicated to Murphy, my son’s Chihuahua Who died on May 21, 2010

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 4/27/2011 3:45:00 PM
Vince, a sad story... I wish u lived in Texas... I have two of them pups I want to get rid of... they r so tiny.... and look like them bobbing heads... and sorry about your sons. chi....... take care... p.d.
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Date: 4/14/2011 11:09:00 AM
Vince yes i am sorry. we both lost our Murphy in the same year, my murphy in march. so we both feel our hurts, it is tough. takes a while for the bad hurt to stop, but the rest of the hurt remains.
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Date: 8/3/2010 8:01:00 PM
Vince, I have been praying for your son and was so pleased to read your blog comment that he is going to make it. I've already commented on your poem, but wanted you to know how happy I am to hear your son is recovering. God bless you both! Actually, he already has. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 8/2/2010 6:09:00 PM
Awwww I lost my Cat Rocky this month too 19 years one of the most important males in my life for the last 19 years! HUGS!
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Date: 7/30/2010 4:10:00 AM
A lovely write Vince. Dogs can be sources of deep joy. All I had was an orange salamander who got eaten by the neighbor's cat. That doesn't count, does it? Thank you for this great write. May your dog rest in peace. Farah
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Date: 7/22/2010 6:53:00 PM
i understand compleatly. my dog was Friday, i never knew that he was a part of me. the day after i imagined i saw him running into my bedroom. i burst into tears and told God he took away a good friend. jhl
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Date: 7/12/2010 10:23:00 AM
Vince, I know well how you fee. That is why I don't have any pets. I don't need any more losses. I hope your son is improving. He is in my prayers. Beautifully written, God Bless, Cile
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Date: 7/6/2010 4:56:00 PM
Vince, how are things going with you and yours..Sara
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Date: 7/5/2010 8:02:00 AM
Vince, John Loving wrote a poem for your son today. I hope you'll check it out. It's very moving. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 7/4/2010 9:50:00 PM
I cried my eyes out when we lost our dog so I know how the heart hurts for your pet. God Bless Phyl
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Date: 7/4/2010 3:57:00 PM
Pets have always been like children to me, Vince, so it's understandable that the loss of little Murphy would be so painful. I'm sorry for your family's loss. You will always have him in your heart. God bless you. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 7/4/2010 10:05:00 AM
Condolences, Vince. I had to see what my old friend, Vince was doing the Fourth of July. I kinda expected a holiday poem, but love the tribute to your son's little Mixican friend. In case you're watching, here's wishing you a happy Fourth. Love, daver
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Date: 7/1/2010 9:06:00 PM
Sorry about your loosing your dog, Murphy. Thanks for sharing this well written poem to his memory. And thank you for your comments on my poem today. Caroline.
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Date: 7/1/2010 11:56:00 AM
I rem my cat reading this i held her in her last moments this was a lovelly write sarah x thank you for your kind remarks on my writes sarah x
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Date: 6/30/2010 7:56:00 PM
Wow, awesome tribute to Murphy, Vince Thank you for your comment as well rgds Wilma
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Date: 6/30/2010 7:02:00 PM
A nice dedication to Murphy
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Date: 6/30/2010 6:59:00 PM
I held my Golden "Babe Ruth" when he was put to sleep 8 yrs. ago....still chokes me up....jimbo
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Date: 6/30/2010 5:55:00 PM
Oh wow.....this one hit home. My daughter's chocolate lab "Stanley" died about the same time as Murphy, and although he was officially her dog...he had lived with us while she was in college...and gave us all uncondtional love for 13 years. We are taking his ashes up to our cabin in two weeks, to scatter in the lake where he chased geese, and loved to swim so much. What a friend he was...you have made me cry with your poem Vince...not everyone understands how it can be with a dog. Love, Carrie
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Date: 6/30/2010 5:10:00 PM
Sorry for your loss, enjoyed reading your tribute.
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Date: 6/30/2010 3:41:00 PM
Sorry to hear about Murphy. It's good, though, you can find comfort in your writing.
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