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My Old Friend

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My Old Friend

Well old friend, it's come to this,
As I thought it might someday.
Life is short and often sad
When things turn out this way.

I used to dread this coming day
When I was just a boy.
And wished that it might never come,

The end of all my joy.
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Cristy Upshaw 04 June 2009

dogs are such marvelous creatures. they are wonderful to have as friends and family. beautiful write.

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Elaine Oxamendi Vicet 26 April 2009

I was carried to the time when I was a child and when we lost a pet the whole family made a ceremony of it, sincere tears, the service in the garden; we learned early to value life and to treat life with respect, no matter whose it is and what form it takes. Beautifully written GW62.

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Max Kuvaev 06 February 2009

This is one of the most touching poems I've ever read. It deals with emotions so personal that it is just not appropriate to analyze it. I only say this poem is wonderful.

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Halima Ahmed 26 November 2008

This is a great poem! Thanks for sharing! Keep writing and please keep me posted :)

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Sathyanarayana M V S 15 October 2008

Very very moving. You could maintain the mood throughout the poem so beautifully taking the reader into your world of emotions.........Great piece Sir!

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<font color=black>Nagourta 04 September 2008

Though I don't beleive I relate to this poem, it was surely a pleasure to read, you're quite the poet.

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Marilyn Lott 30 August 2008

Most of us have laid to rest a beloved furry friend. So difficult to do and you put it very well. I love your rhyming style. Best Wishes, Marilyn

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Bob Gibson 23 August 2008

You are a wonderful poet, i enjoyed this poem immensely i have got to go through your poems again to find the tribute you wrote to Edgar Allen Poe, i thought that was fantastic to, you are an inspiration to us Greenwolfe, regards Bob

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Con Nie 20 August 2008

What a moving poem. Sorry for the loss of your old friend. I know animals always have had a special place in my heart and I can see that your old friend had a special place in your heart, too. Beautiful. Sincerely, Connie Webb

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Tailor Bell 12 August 2008

Awhile back I inquired with several people if they remembered a great lament for man's best friend. I looked for some time and read some fair pieces but never the one I had originally read on the post pages. I am elated to have found this work of yours, again, and for good reason. Shortly after I read it for the first time, my own dog has passed on, and I have not been able to muster up a poem of my own to reflect my feelings over the loss. Yours is all that is needed. So thanks, GW! -Tailor

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