poet Jemarie Ragudo

Jemarie Ragudo

An Empty Space

He waits for me
Like royalty
Each day when
I get home
His wagging tail
And endless barks
A pledge of
His affection
And when his age
Has made it hard
For him to
Move around
He still waits
In that tiny space
In front of
Our main door
And even as
He lost his sight
He waits for
My return
He knows that
When the mistress comes
She’ll hug him
All the more
Now of course
That he is gone
I stay at work
Much longer
The house is big
And far too empty
Without him
At the door

Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 28, 2007
Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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  • Patrice James (12/25/2007 6:54:00 PM)

    I could really rely on this one...cause i know how its feel to have an empty space...since my wife died its not same anymore. thanks for sharing

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  • Adeline FosterAdeline Foster (12/13/2007 12:39:00 PM)

    Great free verse, lovely emotional thought. Our animals are really part of our families. Funny how no one says “You must get another, ” when we lose a child; yet think it appropriate when we lose a pet.
    Adeline

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  • Ben Gieske (12/1/2007 3:35:00 PM)

    Very touching. A dog certainly offers a lot, not as much as a cat which we have, but we would not have it otherwise for now. We did have a dog once. Not glad that you find youself working longer. Hope you get another dog soon.

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  • Ivor Hogg (11/11/2007 5:24:00 PM)

    Unconditional love is a rarity to be cherished M Lady
    The empty space left by the loss of an old friend is very hard to refill.
    friends advise get another pup but do not really understand how deep is your sense of loss

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  • Moriah Cyr (11/9/2007 9:36:00 PM)

    My two English Mastiffs are my biggest supporters. Always, are they faithful... they give so much for so little. A great tribute to Mans Best Friend.

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  • rajagopal haranrajagopal haran (11/8/2007 3:31:00 AM)

    beautiful poem-empty space fills the heart

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  • Paul ButtigiegPaul Buttigieg (11/8/2007 3:31:00 AM)

    So Sad for me.........my dog is my life too......10/10 from me

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  • Ewigi Liebe (11/8/2007 2:24:00 AM)

    Its very beautiful piece Jemarie.
    Best regards,
    Mary

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  • Sim Dan (11/7/2007 7:40:00 AM)

    we learn gratefulness from these animals - and with their unfailing show of affection we do tend to miss them. I miss my scamp and understand how you feel. Human beings get tired but these pet occupants of our home and hearth somehow get into a special place in our hearts - the vacuum is terrible. just love your poem. and thanks for your appreciation

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  • Sandra Fowler (11/2/2007 5:08:00 AM)

    When they go, they always leave an empty space. Very touching.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra

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  • Diane Violet (10/30/2007 10:01:00 AM)

    This is a beautiful tribute to a much loved friend! Hugs, Diane

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  • Kee Thampi (10/29/2007 11:17:00 PM)

    I love the way you tell on him....more than a real life....
    He knows that
    When the mistress comes
    She’ll hug him
    All the more
    Now of course
    That he is gone
    I stay at work
    Much longer
    The house is big
    And far too empty
    Without him

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  • Raveendran . (10/29/2007 11:43:00 AM)

    Nice presentation of the 'real' space that makes life worth living

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