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Old Dog

That old dog labored and jumped to his feet
As his angel of mercy pulled in off the street
He managed a few barks, staggered about
With gentle coaching he even went out
And for the last time he stood in the sun
Though the days were past when he would have run
His hazy old eyes reflected the light
And he looked ready to give up his fight
Though his tail wagged and his ears stood alert
He stoically hid confusion and hurt

As if to protect us from worry still
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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: animal,life and death
Kelly Kurt 06 November 2015

*Human existence has been improved because of dogs. Great poem! I want to thank you for mentoring my dear friend, Ayman. I hope to see more posts by you both.

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Nance Butterworth 06 November 2015

I learn as much from Ayman as he does from me. Thank you for your kind comment. I am honored that a popoet of your caliber enjoys reading my work.

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Wow an awesome well rhymed narrative on man's best friend written in sentimental lyrical way that is so commendable. Yay nice to reminisce as u have done poetically on an old dog passed away. Kudos. Pls do review my latest poem too titled pop goes.....

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Ayman Parray 22 May 2015

There is a place for every creature in heaven. Beautiful poem. Thanks Nancy for caring and sharing.

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