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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My Angel


The morning after Halloween ,
the leaves were scattered
on the ground,
the air was crisp,
the sky was a glorious blue.
I caught a glimpse
of Bella,
My heart stopped for a moment,
my thoughts caught up .
The beautiful Shorthaired Pointer,
walked with grace,
intention,
and beauty.
My heart longed for 
you Angel.
Your brown eyes filled with 
promise and pure love.
Your floppy ears swung
as you chased lizards and butterflies.
You ran in the fields,
you danced,
you looked for the light in our eyes
and you listened to our tender words.
You swam on endless summer days,
the sound of cicadas in the air,
you watched the fish swim by.
Our heart full of your memory
the life we shared.
Forever you will be remembered
and loved.



Our dear German Shorthaired Pointer passed away on February 2010. She was an amazing dog and a part of our family. I wrote this poem after seeing Bella, a neighborhood dog. Every time I see her my heart stops for a second because for that second I think it's Angel. Please join us here http://dversepoets.com/ where we share our thoughts and our hearts.

34 comments:

  1. oh it's tough to lose a dog-friend and companion... my boss hang up the phone the other day in the office, looked at me and said "the dog is dead" and he's really a strong man but i felt how tough it was for him....

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  2. I have never had a pet, Ayala, but one of my good friends lost her cat this past year and her pain was so palpable. She lost a friend and someone who loved her unconditionally. Sorry for your loss.

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  3. Soon will be four years since--and many of us felt your anguish, the pain. I hava lost pets--family-member-types. I liken the horrible experience to that of a parent who loses a child. They also bear a frequently painful, non-healing wound. "Why did I not go first, Lord?"
    PEACE, Ayala.

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  4. awww...i am sorry for your loss...dogs are part of the family....my best friend growing up was a hound named hobo....you have to smile at still seeing them though...and remembering the good times...

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  5. I know how you feel. I miss and still grieve all my canine friends that have been in my family. How can we not keep our beloved dogs in our hearts?

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  6. I'm sorry for your loss Ayala ~ I had only one pet dog and when he died, we never got another one ~ We'll always remember them ~

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  7. Growing up we never had dogs... or any pets. My husbands family did. The kids want one... but I'm not ready to add another addition to our family (and due to our lease we can't...) but I can only imagine the connection and the love you hold for your pup. xoxo

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  8. Still seeing her around must be tough indeed, but at least you had all th good times too at your feed

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  9. Oh, how I can understand this. I am sure seeing Bella, a reminder of your own loss, is both a joy and sadness for you. Dogs are part of a family, and I understand how you would still miss Angel. Even more after seeing Bella. Love is love!

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  10. This is a beautiful tribute to your dog Ayala! After my own Golden Retriever some dogs reminded me of him. Losing a loved pet can be very hard.

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  11. To see your beloved dog in another dog is so bitterweet.. there must be some comfort mingled with the sadness of a lost friend.

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  12. We humans get so attached to our pets - and we miss them hugely when they're gone.

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  13. Oh what a beautiful dog... and a lovely tribute. I always think I see my Sonny and the new puppy next door has such similar features I always feel a pang of sadness. A beautiful poem for your treasured friend. Lovely!

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  14. As you know, Angel will live on in your heart and your memories... lovely memories!

    dani

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  15. I can feel your love for your departed pet but, I believe they come to visit
    in quiet moments to remind us of the joy they brought.

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  16. oh this hit home Ayala..I lost my beloved Ellie last dec after 16 years of partnership. Recently I saw a video of an abandoned dog that looked just like Ellie and my heart stopped. I share the feelings expressed in your biittersweet poem.

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  17. Wonderful tribute. So glad we shall see them again at the Rainbow Bridge


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
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  18. touching and heart warming - send love and peace ~ Rose

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  19. Awww, I know the pain you feel. We lost our beautiful German Shepherd, Riley, just a few months ago. There's a neighborhood dog who I've never seen, but he barks sometimes...in the evenings, and, like you, my heart lurches because it sounds just like our beloved Riley. It's so hard to lose a four-legged family member. They carry our love and our secrets.

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  20. Such a tender, honest and beautiful write... Lovely! :-)
    -HA

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  21. such a tender and moving tribute to a lost doggie friend....not really lost tho...paws forever imprinted on your heart. xoxo ~jackie~

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  22. One of the finest dogs I had the privilege of knowing was a GSP...I'm a dog person too, Ayala, and I appreciate the moments you describe here. Nice work.
    Steve

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  23. What a beautiful tribute poem. Dogs are such wonderful people. We lost our Rusty, a red heeler, this spring. Still getting over it.

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  24. She must have had a wonderful life, being so loved! Lovely tribute Ayala :)

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  25. Ayala, you write of loss with such grace. Thanks for that.

    Pamela

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  26. i agree with flaubert. poignant write. i know what that loss feels like too. you nailed it.

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  27. Beautiful dog and a heartfelt tribute. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  28. Beautiful poem! Our pets can teach us so much about love and life.

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  29. That brought tears to my eyes, Dear Ayala. May the love you felt for her carry on each day in your heart.

    xoox

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  30. Such a tribute to what looks like the sweetest dog! Very touching.

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  32. This is wonderful. Made me cry, for sure. I still stop & stare when I see a smaller black lab even though mine's been gone for over 10 years. :-)

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  33. What a beautiful tribute. My cat Persia died 2 yrs ago, and I still have her childhood playmate Isaiah., a tabby, who is still healthy and loving and assertive-but every day I wonder how long he will be around.

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