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Our KELLY GIRL - R.I.P.
by Paul D Berube

Friday, July 27, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The story explains it all.

Abandoned and chained to a tree
When you were but a little one
Still, old enough to understand
By man to you this deed was done

After they found you, you were sent
To the pound to await a home
But for the horrors you'd been through
You wanted to be left alone

You cringed when someone came too close
It was man that was cruel to you
After sixteen weeks of waiting
There was no more that they could do

Scheduled you to be put down
In three days time you'd be no more
But God had other plans for you
The day I walked in through their door

Searching for a dog I could love
I came upon you in your pen
Shaking with fear you watched me close
But seemed to sense I was a friend

When told I could not adopt you
I angrily asked them "Why?"
They said that you hated people
And that you would soon have to die

I refused to let them do that
Without holding you close to me
I asked to be alone with you
I felt our love was meant to be

They put us in a room alone
But you cowered in a corner
So softly I explained to you
"Lighten up or you're a goner"

I approached you very slowly
As they watched us through a window
Hesitantly you crept up to me
Then licked my hand as if to show

Those looking on we were okay
A tad frightened but doing fine
Then you went home with me that day
You seemed happy to be all mine

We became one big family
You'd sigh when we rubbed your belly
Don't ask me why.... it seemed to fit
Together we named you Kelly

You remained a little timid
When strangers came nosing around
The hairs on your back stood right up
And you'd give them a warning growl

But slowly you learned to trust again
You made everyone your friend
Such a loving dog you became
Right up to the very end

Fourteen years you were our Kelly
Your golden fur bright as sunshine
You brought us affection and love
Kelly Girl, you'll ever be mine

Yes, I know you are now at peace
Even though you are not with me
Play with your friends at Rainbow Bridge
I'll see you in Eternity


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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/3/2012
This brought my tears. I'm so sorry for your loss but so glad you found her fourteen years ago. I too believe in the rainbow bridge.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/29/2012
I COULD HEAR YOUR SORROW BUT THEN THE ACCEPTANCE AND HOPE OF SEEING HER AGAIN...TOMORROW. WELL DONE, MY FRIEND AND THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 7/28/2012
Filled with emotions, love and warmth, Paul, that catches a reader up feeling their own pet lives combine with your memories. Bittersweet and poignant.

Erin
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/28/2012
A lovely story and a lovely memory of that lovely dog that was part of your family. Thank you for sharing.

Ron
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/27/2012
A most moving and heart warming offering, Paul. Thank you for sharing it. My sympathy is with you. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/27/2012
((((HUGS))))) and prayers; I am so sorry for your loss, Paul! Beautiful tribute to your Golden Girl!~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/27/2012
Sorry for the loss of Kelly, Paul...she sounds a wonderful companion...I hope u can find PEACE in her passing...e
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