Black & White

Few things in life
are black and white--

so they say.

There is a small world, hidden and spinning,
that I call my heart.

It has days,
nights.
Black,
white.

Oh what I wouldn't give to see your trusting smile one more time.

I have a new friend,
and she's a gem--

better behaved than you ever were, at that age--

but I can't help this rocking with my arms around myself, sometimes.
Black,
white,
and this silly mama crying

because you are gone and I don't know how to be in this world without you.
______



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  1. oh, sweet dear. i know what you feel...

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  2. That is a perfect summation of how I am feeling right now as well.

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  3. I am rarely on line these days, so glad I had an opportunity to read this touching poem about your Bosco ... take care, Shay.

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  4. Of course this could be about a person as well as a dog--we miss them both terribly and sometimes the well-behaved, though appreciated, don't take us as strongly as the ones we knew when we too were younger and possibly less well-behaved. A very sweet poem, Shay. k. (Manicddaily)

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  5. Shay--Bosco was some dog. But it sounds like your new girl is carving a place in your heart.

    And there is no sweeter life than the life a well-loved dog leads.

    (In regards to the "no book" status, I could try and blame the postal service, but alas, I cannot. The blame lies on my procrastinating nature.

    I'll try to send it this week. Sorry.)

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  6. I know, Dear. You say what is felt so beautifully. Bosco will misbehave just right at the Rainbow Bridge. I'm counting on it.





    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>



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  7. The wrapping your arms around yourself got to me . . . glad you have a new companion and although they can't ever replace Bosco hopefully they bring a light of their own.

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  8. Humans and a beloved pet leave a scar when they are gone. We can live with a scar but it is always a reminder. I'm sorry for your loss but happy another dog is going to be loved.

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  9. Oh, Shay...this one grabbed my heart. It's true we do move on, but we don't lose the ones we loved and who loved us. They always stay in our hearts.

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  10. This is beautiful. Aw, great, now I'm crying!

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  11. oh, sweetheart! i can't help but shed a few tears, too ~ i know how you are missing Bosco. i'm grateful you have Skittles to help keep loneliness at bay.

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