Final Goodbyes

September 25, 2017
By mftoeppner BRONZE, Clarkston, Michigan
mftoeppner BRONZE, Clarkston, Michigan
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Holding her tight in my embrace,
I breathed in my dog’s scent,
Feeling her soft black fluffy fur against my skin for the last time.
I squeezed her tighter,
Knowing this would be the final time I could hold  her.

I tried to hold them back,
But I could taste salty tears run down my cheeks
And onto her fur.
The seconds she was in my arms
Felt like hours.
I prayed in my head,
¨ please may she be ok, and please may she never forget us”

Casey´s face was expressionless,
With eyes blank as paper.
Her heart was racing,
She seemed so scared, as if she knew what was going to happen.
I could tell she was in blissful pain because
Her body was shaking, and she was panting heavily.
She couldn’t even lay down,
She was too weak.

My tears streamed down harder.
In bitter silence,
I wondered how much longer I would able to see her like this,
And soon it was time.
Going through my head a million times
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before my mom had to take her to the vet to get put down was,
“I love you, Casey”

I finally let her go
The dog who’s been with me my entire life,
I loved her unconditionally and she loved me back
No matter how many times I said goodbye
It would never be enough to forget her.

The author's comments:

 My whole poem is an explode a moment of the minute I was holding my dog before my mom took her to the vet to be put down. I chose to do this explode a moment to dig deeper into my thoughts and create a deeper, stronger poem.


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