Wednesday, 3 August 2016

ISWG AUGUST 2016:

 IWSG AUGUST 2016:
We all remember our first writing well
here is mine which goes back 25 yrs:
it was published 8 years ago:
REMEMBERING SHEBA:
You were a special dog, we had your sixteen years,
You grew up with the children through their laughter and their tears.
We had you as a puppy, whith big and appealing eyes,
That seemed to say"Take me home I'll never leave your sides".

Every morning by the window you would sit and wait.
To see the postman come along our road and through the gatden gate.
You then run to the letterbox and happily wag your tail,
Then with great delight you would snatch the mail.

Well known at the sweet shop, you loved your chocolate bar.
Everone adored you, they treated you like a star.
On that fateful day you sad eyes said it all,
You couldn't even stand, you just laid there in the hall.

Our journey to the vets, our words were very few.
We knew deep in our hearts that we were losing you.
It was the hardest thing to do but the kindest thing by far,
But we couldn't let you go without one last chocolate bar.

How you did enjoy it, it's a memory we shall keep.
After the final mouthful you peacefully went to sleep.
There's no-one here to greet us as we come home through the door.
There's an empty space in our hearts and will be forever more.

No dog can ever replace you,
You were the very best.
Sleep peacefully our faithful friend.
For you deserve your rest.

From the book "Negative V. Positive"
Copyright Yvonne Lewis:

24 comments:

  1. What a moving tribute to Sheba. Thanks for sharing it today, Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you Suzanne for your kind words.
      Yvonne.

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  2. What a sweet puppy. Beautiful tribute to Sheba.

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    1. Thank you Diane for your lovely comment.
      How I came to write a poem I shall never know because during my school days I hated poetry.
      Yvonne.

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  3. One great pup indeed. Great tribute.

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  4. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful dog Yvonne - thanks for sharing, though I must admit it's made me cry. Having lost two dogs of my own within a year (the second one was Sam last New Year) your poem has made me realise just how much I still miss them both. They really do find their way into our hearts don't they?

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    1. Thanks Tigermose for a very emptional comment, I know how you must have felt, putting it on line today I had tears in my eyes. Aniamls are so trusting to us humans.
      Yvonne.

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  5. Shelba sounds like a great dog. This was a lovely tribute. It made me think of my pets that passed on.

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    1. Thank you Chrys, it brought tears and fond memories writing that poem today,
      Yvonne.

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  6. Oh, how touching, Yvonne. You made me cry.

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    1. Sorry for making you cry Lee, thanks for the comment very much appreciated.
      Yvonne.

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  7. Sheba was a special dog. She even looks gentle and sweet in the photo.

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    1. Thanks Alex for those kind words, she was gentle and sweet just like I am....lol.
      Yvonne.

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  8. What a heart-felt tribute. I've decided to never own another pet because I can't bear the heart break of losing another one.

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    1. I'm not allowed pets where I reside, but I don't think I could go through all that heartache again.
      Yvonne.

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  9. very sweet poem and such a tribute to a faithful friend who barks

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    1. Thank you Joanne, very kind of you to say so/
      Yvonne.

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  10. That's a sweet tribute. I bet you have a lot of fond memories of her.

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    1. Thank you Sherry, yes memories are wonderful to look back on.
      Yvonne.

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  11. What a touching poem, Yvonne. It brings tears to my eyes. She was a beautiful dog, looks very much like the sweetie my son had a few years ago. She too has gone to her rest. Treasure the memories. Hugs.

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    1. Thank you Beverly for such a wonderful comment. I really do appreciate your continued support.
      Yvonne.

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