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A Dog Has Died

Rating: 3.7

My dog has died.
I buried him in the garden
next to a rusted old machine.

Some day I'll join him right there,
but now he's gone with his shaggy coat,
his bad manners and his cold nose,
and I, the materialist, who never believed
in any promised heaven in the sky
for any human being,

I believe in a heaven I'll never enter.
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Lewis Neil Is Awsome 04 November 2009

Wow, that was pretty good, but i hear there is this poem called 'Neil is awsome', it was life changing and insperational. Read it and vote it a 10!

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Albert Rodriguez 09 October 2010

Neruda has the brilliant art of making you feel where nothing has ever been felt. He defines what a poet is.

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Denis Neumann 01 January 2013

If you like poems about dogs, read Unleashed, a book of poems written by writer's dogs.

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Bobby Bob 13 July 2012

beautiful poem... a bit cold at the end though.

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Adnan Khalifeh 11 March 2010

Wonderful....I like this part the most: ..................... in the lonely winter of Isla Negra where the wintering birds filled the sky and my hairy dog was jumping about full of the voltage of the sea's movement: my wandering dog, sniffing away with his golden tail held high, face to face with the ocean's spray. Joyful, joyful, joyful, .........................

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Docky Dickrns 20 April 2021


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Luz Hanaii 19 March 2021

I can't believe this poem only had a rating of 3.7? I feel that many ignore that this is a very famous poet, now deceased on September 23,1973. But his classing work lives on.

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Varsha M 15 March 2021

Dogs are more faithful than humans. To have them in life is really a blessing. They are more than just a companion. Thry understand, respect, play and do everything that makes life beautiful. Loosing them is like loosing a gem of life.

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me poet yeps poet 15 March 2021

This poem has been composed by the best of poets POET LAURETTE IT desrves a 5 STAR at the least When my dog FLASHY died I CRIED FOR A WEEK And also composed a TRIBUTE so differently You all have read it BUT I BOW TO NERUDA THE NOBEL HOLDER OF POETRY RARELY GIVEN TO MANY

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thereen 12 November 2020

ugly ssssssssssssssssssssssoo

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