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My Mate
by David J Delaney
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He was one of the family our Border Collie.


I remember I lost a good mate some time ago.
Was so dam hard to give the nod to let him go.
Brought him home to a spot I knew he would like.
Placing him in the ground was a wrenching sight.
Burning his name on a post, before it got to dark.
It will last a long time, this remembrance mark.
Remember, I sure will, the words that he heeded.
When it hurt inside, when discipline was needed.
The games we would play, oh! So much fun.
A walk down to the park, or a good long run.
Or when he wasn’t looking, I’d hide in tall grass.
Hearing him circling until he pounced, oh I would laugh.
Playing with an empty plastic bottle, and lasting for ages.
Until enough was had, he would lay while I read papers.
And on a balmy summer night always etched in my head.
Us, resting on the driveway, his head resting on my leg.
He’s memory in my heart, I will hold so close, so near.
As do my family, he was one of us and so dear.
He still is talked about today, and every now and then.
Someone will tell a story, at how he touched them.
I know I can’t write all the humorous times in his life.
The fun, the laughter, from myself, Daughters and Wife.
This is a tribute to him, the memories that won’t abate
This bloke that gave unconditional love, our four-legged mate.
 David J Delaney
Winner for the month of September 2007, awarded by “The Creative pen” worldwide poetry web site.

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Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat

This is so touching and heartwarming and reminds of "my mate" that I just lost. He was a wonderful feline friend.

Reviewed by George Carroll
A dog or cat can become part of the family and when you lose them it's like you lost a good friend but you have had vivid memories that will keep him alive in your heart for many years.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
VERY NICE!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
David this touched my heart and brought back memories of some special friends and "mates" I've laid to rest too. A wonderful tribute to man's and woman's best friend.
Reviewed by Poetry Deborah
David, this is so beautiful, what a wonderful tribute to your pet. Hurts like a son of a gun when you must say okay ... time to go. I love you always. BJ was my best friend for 16 years. Slept with me, greeted me EVERY SINGLE TIME I came home. I still miss him and he passed in July 2006. He was my beautiful boy. Thank you, David, for visiting my den. Cheers, Deborah :o)))
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Tears flow while reading this as I know only too well how difficult a decision it is to let go. God bless you for such a wonderful piece, a tribute to your collie......

Be always safe,
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