by Ruan Mills Burke
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A True Story
At one time she had pride of place
Complete with cosy wicker bed
Her memories of love-filled space
Of home, where she could rest her head
Her mind goes back to parkland walks
Of trotting close to owners feet
Furry friends and doggy talks
A regular canine spot to meet
Then one day riding in the car
She now recalls her owner’s tone
Was something wrong? They drove so far!
She's suddenly left all alone
Huddled, scared, in iron crate
So damp, so cold, and so forlorn
What happened, she can’t contemplate
Her loyal heart, so sorely torn
Depressed and frightened. Time is near
There’s no more love. It has been weeks
The walk of death, the stench of fear
Her tattered heart completely breaks.
She waits no more.
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|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|It's a damned shame what we're doing to Man's Best Friend today, all around the globe. And they truly deserve far better from us. I keep looking at Mark Barone's paintings, and my heart saddens a bit more every day now.|
|Reviewed by Amor Sabor
|Excellent work. Keep giving them a voice.|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|We have a throwaway consumer society. Most of us don't consider that sending more than a commodity we can buy, sell, or dispose of any way we want. It's our way of being free and, one day it will come back to haunt us.
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS HERE. INSTEAD OF LOOKING FOR ANOTHER HOME OR EVEN A SHELTER...ONE CHOOSES TO COMPLETELY ABANDON...? I CAN'T UNDERSTAND IT...SO VERY SAD. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
|Ruan ~ her face is so sweet and too so sad..prayers for this
tiny little girl in heaven.. Thank you for this true story for so
many dogs wait. Lady Mary Ann
|Reviewed by Diana Legun
|The more people whose faces burn from your poignant words, the better our world really is. ~~ Diana|
|Reviewed by Diana Wiles
|Oh how this tugs at my heartstrings...You are doing a great job in raising awareness...
|Reviewed by Budd Nelson
Wonderful, you speak very well for our small friends. I could not conceive of Mia not being here with me. Far too many do as your verse states..it is the ones who do this that should be left alone without reprieve or love.
|Reviewed by Linda Hill
This breaks my heart. I have a precious little dog that I would not take anything for. To hurt him I could never conceive. This is a reality check because so many animals are out there cold and hungry and WAITING. Thank you for this...