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care for those age’d until the end


Meet my new dog Sissy. She was dumped in the Van Nuys animal shelter, 12 years old, but still loving life. Jeanine of Bichons and Buddies pulled her for me, put a lot money into her Vet bills and I will take care of her for the rest of her life. I don’t understand how anyone can dump their dog, especially one that is old, they’ve had for a while, who has been a loyal friend. This is about dogs like Sissy, who are dumped by their owners for being old, sick, cancer ridden injured etc.

care for those age’d until the end

care for those age’d until the end
especially your lifetime friend
do not be one who walks away
let your giving spirit transcend

don’t let compassion fade away
acts of kindness should not decay
when friends get old and need some aid
send them a flowery bouquet

a good friend should never be betrayed
left for dead in a dark stockade
horrified, dazed and full of fear
suffering, ailing and decayed

her big sad eyes shedding a tear
never again to consider cheer
never having wished to offend
wishing your love had been sincere

care for those age’d until the end
especially your lifetime friend
do not be one who walks away
let your giving spirit transcend


Written for:

FormForAll: Rubaiyat Quatrains

Also posted on:

Wordless Wednesday

We were supposed to write a  “rubaiyat quatrain” which has a AABA format and preferably written in iambic tetrameter. I managed the tetrameter, my iambs, as usual, have much to be desired, but I’m an American Engineer, and should be forgiven for these transgressions. Robert Frost’s Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening is the most famous one that I know.

Photo credit: Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2012 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.

If I could have just one wish

The hand of an unknown monkey at testing facility, grasping the side of the trash can after they discarded her for dead.

If I could have just one wish

in a world-field
of possibilities
achievement begins
in my mouth
is fulfillment
crushed by nature
a singular duality
purchased finality
no longer missing
only needing
to have one


Written for:

A ray of hope flickers in the sky –  Prompt # 137

Also posted on:

I is for……….Inlinkz

Photo Credit:  EvolutionaryParenting – Facebook Page

elephant slave

Heavy ~ GeeeO on Deviantart

elephant slave

she is at my back
talking to my shoulder
bubbly in the morning
yet she mourns

bereaved family
uncontrolled loss

yet the world
has lost its sorrow
and i am told
she will bounce back

tears will cease
with formula
and copious

never forgets


Written for:

Imaginary Gardens

Kerry’s Wednesday Challenge

Also Posted on:

The Poetry Pantry Is Now Open! – # 86

Also posted on:

E is for Easy

Photo credit:  geeeo on – George Nova on Deviant Art