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Thanks for the Smiles
by John A. Mayer
Monday, March 07, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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In Memory of Sadie

I rode my bike to Johnson Avenue
And stopped to visit your grave.
The ficus tree is getting bigger every year
Nourished by your essence.

You were such a good listener.
I could tell you my deepest secrets,
Bare my inner soul, reveal my fears
And no one else would ever know.

I need you to comfort me once more
And snuggle up to my ear.
Look into my eyes and turn the pain
Into just another chew toy.

You were an eighteen pound female
Terrier with an attitude and could always
Make me laugh when I was down.
Thanks for the smiles once again my old friend.

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Reviewed by Chanti Niven
Dear John,
Until the last stanza I didn't know you were talking about a terrier. The words 'Look into my eyes and turn the pain into just another chew toy' did give me pause (or should that be paws?) for thought. A clever write. Thanks for sharing.
Looking forward to more...
Reviewed by jude forese
wonderful tribute ... a delight to read ...
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader)
Beautiful! They have a way to turn that pain into a chew toy I love that. The beauty of them brings the beauty back in us.
A Very Loving Tribute To a Very Special Sadie, : )
always there for you.
thank You for the smiles.
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
make for the best friends for sure!!!!
Sadie my dog name too
she was shinny black and (dark reddish brown in some places)
bullmaster/sheperd mix
powerful protector :)
Reviewed by Michelle Mills
This is lovely. May God bless you again, with such a friend. Michelle
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Delightful, whimsical tribute, John. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
This was nice. Pets are our best friends. They can even give us comfort when they're dead.

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
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