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My Best Friend

He was born in the bathroom
One tiny white ball of cotton
Baby breath like a perfume
Little black nose like a button

Swiftly, he was a growing puppy
Blundering limbs making haste
Almost the way of a young yuppie
Leaving his siblings during the chase

As he grew, my love for him flourished
I discovered that I loved him more
As his sustenance fulfilled and nourished
Helping him to develop into the one I adore

Soon, his siblings were gone to new homes
It was just him and me, two hearts, one love
Together we walked and he loved the roams
What we shared was heavenly, from above

Everyday he’d wait for me to come back
From my day spent working or doing errands
I would typically bring him some snack
That he would thank me for with his presence

He lived with me for thirteen years
Taking walks and sharing our life of hope
Always his love that was so very sincere
Forever helping me to find ways to cope

It was the hardest day of my life that year
When I waited as he moved on to heaven
Although he didn’t seem to show any fear
I felt as if my heart wasn’t about to leaven

Grace got me through my loss of his ardor
But I will always remember his friendship
When I think of going home it’s not harder
Being reunited with my dog will be splendid


September 11, 2019
MY HEART IS FULL Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Cindi Rockwell

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Date: 9/28/2019 1:42:00 PM
dropping back with my congrats in the re run contest and no i don;t have any pets:-) hugs Jan x
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Date: 9/28/2019 1:28:00 PM
This is heart warming and heart breaking at the same time. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 9/11/2019 1:09:00 AM
My eyes are misty with tears at your sweet tribute Regina, you must miss him so dearly but the final stanza is so uplifting that one day you will be reunited. good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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Regina Riddle
Date: 9/11/2019 3:04:00 AM
Thank you Jan... He was my angel dog... I should have added that somewhere in there :) He was one more special guy. Do you have a dog? I still have dogs, but he was my favorite. Hugs to you too and prayers of uplifting blessings.