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  She's Gone, Still Here
by Charles B. Neff
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Latte, a yellow lab, was born to play. And not much else. But that was more than enough. Other dogs guard or are comforters, faithful companions. Latte's lot was simply to buoy spirits around her and in that task she had no peer. Her spirit still inhabits all the places where she cavorted.


 

She's Gone, Still Here 
(for Latte)
 
 
 
She would not have wanted to leave us today
(For there could be no party without her at play)
She would have gone on playing night and day
If she just could have kept on wagging.
Playing, wagging, and waiting to play again,
Were her life, her happy task, played out for us
Until a weight far stronger than all her strength
Stilled her tail and she could wag no more.
Now she’s somewhere else and yet still here,
Awaiting her treat by the bed or by the door.
Enter any space where she’s been before
And you smile, you pause and watch her:
Wagging.
 
(Written in typeface Perpetua)

 


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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
I'm sorry for your loss, Charles. :( A loving, beautiful tribute to her in verse. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
A beautiful and heartfelt tribute,take care

Edwin
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
A beautiful tribute to your pet. She'll always be in your heart. I lost my beloved cat, but he's still with me.

Mary
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