Hershey | Teen Ink


March 12, 2010
By JohnO. BRONZE, Smithfield, Virginia
JohnO. BRONZE, Smithfield, Virginia
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A dog and his boy walked the fields.
Where the dog once stepped there are no prints.
No mud framed paws to recollect.
the trace of his existence gone, except
a little hair between couch cushions.
Safe there where no vacuum can ever reach
marking the spot where he once chose to sleep.

His family named him for a candy bar.
The name was silly but it stuck.
He didn’t go fetch, roll over, or play dead.
(i)If you have legs, you can get it yourself(i)
he would grin and think but never say.
Like every good dog he loved the snow.
In a blizzard you could see him from miles off.

There are too many memories for written page.
There isn’t an adventure he wasn’t on.
we ran through forests; shoes, paws, and claws.
As a woodland explorer he was braver than me.
He’d run ahead on the trails but sit and wait.
His black tail would wag impatiently.
So smiling at him I’d laugh and say,
“Hershey, don’t wait up for me.”

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This article has 7 comments.

on Mar. 29 2010 at 8:09 am
I like it :)

JohnO. BRONZE said...
on Mar. 27 2010 at 8:50 pm
JohnO. BRONZE, Smithfield, Virginia
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thanks, everyone.

on Mar. 27 2010 at 12:09 pm
Nikiblue PLATINUM, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Stupid Is As Stupid Does." -Forest Gump (;
"No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude."

Awe, this is so sad. I had to put down a dog because she had cancer in her leg, and if I lost either of my two dogs now, especially my baby Sky, I'd break down completely. Good job Johnny.

on Mar. 27 2010 at 12:04 pm
Fredwardness SILVER, Romeo, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"The stars are blazing like rebel diamonds cut out of the sun" -The Killers (Read My Mind)

"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." -George Harrison

The last line really made the poem. It was really good and heart felt. You did a good job.

on Mar. 27 2010 at 12:03 pm
all_boys_hate_me BRONZE, Miamisburg, Ohio
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Wow this is really good

JohnO. BRONZE said...
on Mar. 23 2010 at 7:33 pm
JohnO. BRONZE, Smithfield, Virginia
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thanks I appreciate your comment. :)

on Mar. 23 2010 at 5:50 pm
Vivallaa PLATINUM, NYC, New York
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Favorite Quote:
\'Before you stalk and overrun, you can\'t devour anyone.\'

I almost cried. I would die if I ever lost Max.