Join | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Karen Epp, iBino Pires, iKeith Rowley, iSage Sweetwater, iDoug Boren, iTobias Roote, iPatricia Hilliard, i
  Home > Pets/Pet Care > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Charles B. Neff

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 90 titles
· 276 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
Member Since: May, 2005

   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

· Fractured Legacy

· Dire Salvation

· Hard Cache

· Peace Corpse

· Patriot Schemes

· Hidden Impact

· Reimagining The New Year

· Procrastination

· Balancing Act

· Intelligent Life

· Clan Reunion

· Your Words Reach Me

· Moving On

· Paradise Improved

· Cute!

· A Random Thought

         More poetry...
· Neff Novel Praised on Goodreads

· Midwest Review: Neff Impressive, Highly Recommended

· Amazon Top Reviewer Praises Charles B. Neff's FRACTURED LEGACY

· Neff's Thriller Highly Recommended By Leading Blogger

· Neff, Fractured Legacy, A New Thriller

· Island Books Celebrates 40 Years on November 3

· Seth Gordon on Neff's New Thriller

Charles B. Neff, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

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

Share   Print   Save Become a Fan

Recent poems by Charles B. Neff
•  Reimagining The New Year
•  Procrastination
•  Balancing Act
•  Intelligent Life
•  Clan Reunion
           >> View all 84

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:
(Written in typeface Perpetua)



Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/21/2008
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 11/21/2008
A beautiful and heartfelt tribute,take care

Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 11/20/2008
A beautiful tribute to your pet. She'll always be in your heart. I lost my beloved cat, but he's still with me.


Books by
Charles B. Neff

Fractured Legacy

Buy Options
Kindle, Amazon, more..

Dire Salvation

Buy Options
Kindle, more..

Hard Cache

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Peace Corpse

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Patriot Schemes

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, more..

Hidden Impact

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

(Pets/Pet Care)
  1. De-Stress with a Pet
  2. We Are Their Voice
  3. My Sammy-boy Makes Me Smile
  4. Waiting Is The Hardest Part
  5. Guardian Angels
  6. The Victims of Our Cruelty
  7. Another Innocent Soul Out In The Cold And
  8. Their Love and Loyalty Deserve Ours
  9. Thank You Mr. Ed
  10. Save A Life - Adopt A Mutt
  11. My girlfriend Miss Onnie...
  12. Over Five Thousand A Day Are Dying
  13. Our dog Rufuz...
  14. End of Year Ponderings
  15. Nine Years Ago
  16. Walkin' The Dog

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.