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29th June 2006, 07:14 PM
My 10 year old daughter, Jennifer wrote this poem yesterday:


Rainbows, fields all around
Musical, loud, any sort of sound
A bark over here, a woof over there
Black, brown or white, any sort of hair
Poppies, daisies, loads of flowers
Too many superpowers
Kicking a ball, a game of footie
On four legs
No fancy dress
Love and happiness
Have you guessed?
It is no quest
Kicking a ball in a lovely place
Walking around and in no haste

Remember on four legs
No fancy dress
Please now guess
It is no quest
No more clues
I have some news
They are dogs
In heaven above
Kicking a ball
Never to fall
Waiting for owners
While playing a match made in Heaven.

Jennifer wrote this in memory of our dearly loved Declan, who went to the Bridge on 20th May and for Darcy from Canada.

I cried when I read it.

29th June 2006, 09:05 PM

You are such a beautiful young lady, what a heart of gold you have to write such a verse.

Someone has a very proud mum indeed. :flwr:

Alison,Wwilts, U.K.

29th June 2006, 09:17 PM
Please tell Jennifer that is a beautiful poem, she's obviously a very talented and thoughtful young lady.

29th June 2006, 09:34 PM
I must admit I cried when she presented the poem to me this afternoon.

The loss of Declan is still so raw, after nearly 6 weeks, and the poem is a great comfort.

At least he's playing football while he waits! :)

29th June 2006, 11:11 PM
What a lovely poem! Thanks for sharing.

29th June 2006, 11:50 PM
What a wonderful poem! Jennifer must be a real joy. Thank you and Jennifer for sharing it. I am sure it brought you loads of comfort. It brought tears to my eyes too. It is always so hard to lose one of our pups. They are part of our family although not everyone understands that. But the folks on the board do. I would like to think of my pups who have crossed the bridge in a place just like Jennifer describes!

Cathy T
29th June 2006, 11:54 PM
Wow! Jennifer's poem knocked my socks off....just beautiful!

30th June 2006, 12:20 AM
Oh how beautiful :) I think it's wonderful when youngsters can express themselves so well in poetry.

Jennifer obviously adored Declan and I'll bet he's looking down on her with a waggy tail and licky kisses.

Take care Misty and big hugs to you all. It's bound to still feel raw after your darling boy - six weeks is nothing really :( .

I don't understand anyone who doesn't grieve for their furbabies when they go to the Bridge, I think it hurts more than a human loss. xxxxx

30th June 2006, 10:43 AM
What a lovely peom, by a special little girl to a very special dog.... got to grab my tissue now... :(

30th June 2006, 07:17 PM
Tears, sniffing and blowing. What a lovely tribute to DeClan. Jennifer expresses herself so well and with such heart. Thank you for sharing such a personal and beautiful love story.


3rd July 2006, 04:57 AM
Thank you for sharing your daughter's wonderful poem. It is amazing how much insight young children can have even about such things as death. She just put everything so beautifully.
Julie and the girls

3rd July 2006, 07:47 AM
such an inspired work of love--comforting and joyful, reassuring and deeply understandng. just the right words at the right time.