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Adak
by Rebecca S Russell

Monday, September 20, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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He was
A big, beautiful boy,
Playful, mischevious,
Eerily intelligent,
And the pride
Of my father's heart.
Though he lived
A mere five years,
He filled each day
With unabashed joy,
Harrassing his penmate,
Chasing birds,
And meeting my father
At the gate
With laughing blue eyes,
Always eager for a walk
Down the lane,
Across the fields,
And through the countryside,
Pulling his favorite person
As if he were 
The lead dog
In the Iditarod.
He seldom barked,
Often howled,
The long, mournful notes
A primordial call of the wild
That raised goosebumps
On those who heard them
From the safety
Of their homes.
He was
One of God's many gifts
And we called him Adak,
Named
For that blustery
Aleutian isle
That suited him
More than
The hot and humid south,
A name we now mourn
As he returns across
That rainbow bridge,
No doubt eager
To explore,
Tightly curled tail
Wagging happily,
Eyes once more laughing,
Free as he never could be
Here on earth.

 

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/21/2010
Rebecca,

I'm sorry for the loss of your furry friend. He runs free, with the Northern Lights ... beautiful memorial poem. Five years is too young. :(

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 9/21/2010
Rebecca,

It always touches when someone writes about a beloved pet that has passed. I've been there. He sounds like a wonderful dog and I'm sure you miss him very much. Fantastic tribute to his memory.

Mary
Reviewed by John Flanagan 9/20/2010
I feel as if I know Adak, Rebecca, such are your strong feelings and fine descriptors; a true beauty.

John
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/20/2010
Oh how beautifully your words sail in remembrance of this revered friend. Yet how sad he left so soon to romp and paly in the heavens above. Deeply sorry for the loss of one so special...

Be always safe,
Karen



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