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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

RIP my Friend

I posted this poem four months ago today, sharing the excitement, the eagerness that my roomate's dog Lucky always showed in every moment spent outside.  This morning she got out and ran for the 'Freedom of nature' that I spoke of in the last stanza, eager to chase the scent...  She disappeared faster than we could follow.  While we were out searching, trying to catch a glimpse of her whereabouts, she met with a dangerous road.  Unfortunately, she did not navigate the nearby busy street well enough in her eagerness this morning.  My roomate found her a short distance from our home, beyond help.  I thought it fitting to repost this poem as she is now chasing scents and living the 'Freedom of the hills and fields' with our other friends whom have passed on.  Rest in Peace my friend, rest in peace.  You will be dearly missed!

Lucky Dog Dreams

We walked, eyes wide open into the vast space,
You stand aware of each breath of wind,
Each voice hidden in tiny spaces, searching the day,
Trespassing through the rose bushes, catching scents,
You stand aware of each breath of wind.

Ears perked, listening to the whispers of the frog,
Head cocks to watch the flame-like leaf swirl,
Fluttering downward, catching a breath, twirling,
It lands in the lifeless bed, flames laying down to ash,
You stand aware of each breath of wind.

Wings flutter past, catching your wide open eyes,
You spring forth, the excitement welling up, eager,
The bird dances in the air above, only to land beyond,
Beyond the length of your leash, just beyond hope,
You stand aware of each breath of wind.

Moments of Guidance, reminders of all that is close,
Excitement burns within your soul, eager to see,
With eyes wide open, to see the Freedom of nature,
Desire burning within to chase after rabbit scents,
You stand aware of each breath of wind.

Petrina Lesko
December 2010


Jerry said...

So sorry for your loss. Excellent poem.

thingy said...

I'm so sorry. Sigh.

V. Furnas said...

I am so sorry! You got me in tears, what a beautiful tribute to a friend.

Kay Irvin said...

So very sorry for your loss. Lovely tribute.

Margaret said...

!!! It is hard to understand. So VERY sorry.

anthonynorth said...

A lovely tribute rightly reposted. Sorry for your loss.

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Beautiful tribute to Lucky... so sorry for your loss.


art2cee2 said...

This is so sad, but a beautiful tribute to a good old friend. So sorry for the loss

Aayushi Mehta said...

The poem is so beautiful and real.

Sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I miss my cuddle buddy.

Old Ollie said...

Lived through this 2 years ago. RIP indeed.

John McElveen said...

All I can call up are TEARS. We lost one to Cancer!



Teri C said...

A beautiful poem for a beautiful dog. So sad to lose a 'friend' like that.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

So sorry for your loss. May he be in happy dog heaven.

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

vivid delivery of your loss.
bless you.
stay strong.

girl dreaming said...

Love comes through so clearly... may this love comfort... Beautiful tribute indeed.

Friko said...

I am so sorry. It is hard to lose a loved pet.


I did not know Lucky but as a dog owner and lover of dogs, I know it is difficult to lose the bonding relationship of a loving pet. -- barbara

Lolamouse said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Lovely tribute. This is the second poem I've read today for the loss of a dog.

Southwest Arkie said...

So very sorry for your loss.

Grandma Coco said...

Your poem is beautiful. So sorry for your loss.

lucychili said...

sorry dogs are special people