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brotymo
14th July 2008, 04:17 AM
Your body held against my chest
long auburn ears fanned out in rest.
I look upon you long and deep
your image in my mind to keep,
and blink the tears that blur my view
of my last chance to gaze at you.

I long to feel you stir and wake
and watch you stretch and see you shake
and wag your tail and romp with me
but now you’ve gone where I can’t be.
I plant a kiss upon your head
and place you gently on your bed.

I do not want to lay you down
to dig the red clay Georgia ground
my tears to loose the stubborn dirt
each spade-full filling me with hurt.
But you deserve a proper grave
and my children need to see me brave.

Now one last time I hold you close,
caress your fur and kiss your nose
but your fading warmth says you’re not here
so with a sob and many a tear
reluctantly I lay you down
with part of my heart, in the ground.

Thank you for your loving heart
your gentle soul, your happy bark.
When I, too, go beyond this place
I eagerly will seek your face.
Then I will hold you once again
my precious dog, my loyal friend.

I still miss her so much and wrote this. I know there are a lot of poems that deal with losing a pet, but I just needed to express my sadness in my own words.

Cleo's Person
14th July 2008, 10:12 AM
That's a beautiful tribute. :hug: :hug:

Holly
14th July 2008, 12:54 PM
Oh my goodness- that made me cry! What a beautiful poem!

*Pauline*
14th July 2008, 02:56 PM
That was beautiful :hug: :hug:

Mom2Lola
14th July 2008, 03:18 PM
That was an amazing tribute! Made me cry!

frecklesmom
14th July 2008, 03:27 PM
ahhh...:cry*ing:

Sandrac
14th July 2008, 03:37 PM
What a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful girl.

ourempire
14th July 2008, 04:26 PM
That poem was really beautiful. Like many of the others I am tearful and crying for you and Pixie. :hug:

Claire L
14th July 2008, 07:02 PM
What a beautiful heartfelt tribute to your beloved Pixie.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us. You have expressed what so many of us have been through but couldn't put into words - Thank you.

:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:

Elaine 2
14th July 2008, 08:22 PM
Awww that's lovely and written from the heart, a beautiful tribute for a beautiful little girl, take care

arasara
14th July 2008, 09:11 PM
wow.. that was absolutely beautifully written and really tugged at my heart strings. You guys were so lucky to have each other :lotsaluv::flwr:*ng*l

cy1266
14th July 2008, 09:54 PM
That was such a beautiful, well-written poem. I started to tear up at my desk while reading it, imagining what you have been through with your little Pixie. She was obviously very loved and was a huge part of your lives. I'm so sorry that you lost her at such a young age; she was lucky to have such a caring family :hug:

Shelli
14th July 2008, 11:15 PM
Aww thats beautiful. It's obvious that you loved Pixie very much. You must really miss her. Hopefully in time it will get easier for you :hug::hug::hug:

Cathy T
15th July 2008, 12:14 AM
Aw jeez.....sitting here in tears. :cry*ing:That was absolutely beautiful. I hope it helped to write down in words what you've gone through. What a loving tribute.

Lani
15th July 2008, 12:18 AM
That was so loving and sweet. Your love of Pixie was so beautifully expressed in that poem. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. :flwr:

pippa
15th July 2008, 12:29 AM
Beautiful...

brotymo
15th July 2008, 02:28 AM
Hi all,
I guess you can tell last night was rough. It was the first night since Pixie died that I have been completely alone (kids at camp this week) and the loss of her and lack of her felt like a fresh wound. That poem was the result.
Thanks for sharing my loss and my poem.
You guys are great.

karenc
15th July 2008, 12:49 PM
Tears are shed here too, I can feel the pain of your loss and the joy of loving Pixie, in your words. Pixie was lucky to have been loved so much in her short life. Take care.

Cathy Moon
16th July 2008, 01:13 AM
OMG you have captured exquisitely in words exactly what many of us have experienced. You are not alone. I cannot read that without crying. I have been there, and I know that someday I will be there again. It is unavoidable when we allow ourselves to love. :cry*ing::hug:*ng*l:lotsaluv:

Cathy Moon
16th July 2008, 01:30 AM
I want to add:
Your poem is truly lovely and my heart goes out to you. It's beautiful how you have expressed your love for little Pixie. :lotsaluv:

brotymo
16th July 2008, 02:57 AM
I want to add:
Your poem is truly lovely and my heart goes out to you. It's beautiful how you have expressed your love for little Pixie. :lotsaluv:

Thank you, Cathy. I thank you, and all the others on this board for the heartfelt messages that so many have extended to me. It truly has made a difference for me. Most people in my everyday life don't understand, and this kind of hurt needs sharing. I truly thank you all for sharing it with me.

hbmama
21st July 2008, 05:08 AM
I just read your tribute and cried. It is beautifully written and lovingly portrays the special bond the two of you had. Will pray that you get stronger every day and that she will live on in your happy memories of her time with your family. :hug: