Della Perry

Gold Star - 4,929 Points (Kingswinford)

Bottom Step - Poem by Della Perry

A shivering child on the bottom step
Tears on red, sore cheeks
Shattered childhood
Unspoken words
Parents love ripped apart
Cruel fate of death.
A wet tender nose
Sad big brown eyes
Sloppy lick of salty tears
A whine of shared sorrow
Timid wag of a black tail
Warm and musty smell
A comforting touch of fur against skin.
When nothing was fair
No human was there
You were my friend
My solace
My brother
My chum.
Your animal magic helped me to smile again.

Topic(s) of this poem: grief , pets

Poet's Notes about The Poem

When Dad died suddenly, missing my mother's comfort (which didn't come) my dog, my friend was always there to listen and comfort me. I will remember him always, so much more than just a dog, or a pet, he was my family, Mick he was called.As well as Mick these dogs touched my heart through the years too; Mitzie, Bruce, Jay, Sue, Duke, and Jake x I miss them all.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 3, 2015

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