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Pugs and Rainbows

January 27, 2014
By CarolynRose GOLD, Ringoes, New Jersey
CarolynRose GOLD, Ringoes, New Jersey
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The diameter of a his collar is 18 centimeters

dark blue with a fuzzy rim

a little buckle to tighten or loosen

bone shaped tag engraved

addressed to the owners

18 centimeters. 9 years.

a loyal companion

once young and spry

running from gate to gate

chasing around toys

by my side

helping me over come such a fear

and giving me laughter

when I needed it most

now the collar lays down next to my bed

reminding me at every glimpse

reminding me after every smell

that a collar is more than 18 centimeters

it’s 9 years of memories

loved and missed

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem about my dog, Jack who was my entire life for 9 years. He passed away a little over a year ago on valentines day. I wrote this for a class and made everyone, including my mom, cry.

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PugBoi said...
on Feb. 4 2019 at 10:35 am
PugBoi, England, Georgia
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Great job! I used this in a project and I think you should write more about dogs. Thanks!