General Poetry posted September 18, 2019


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The death of a pet, family member is never easy.

Her name was Rusty-girl

by HarryT

Her name was Rusty-girl, a tawny Airedale
A true member of our family, slept with
Played with, and protected the children.
 
She loved to run, chase her ball
In winter she pulled the kids
On a sled round the backyard
 
She was a big dog, our Rusty-girl
But, she loved to cuddle, we believed
She was confused, thought she was a lap dog
 
If one of the family, sat in a comfortable
Chair, she would nuzzle an arm
Hoping to be invited onto one’s lap
She was a good dog and much loved
 
A great injustice in this world is that
Dogs live relatively short lives
Our hearts were broken and tears flowed
When our Rusty-girl had to be put to sleep
 
But yet today, twenty years from that date  
Our children remember and still speak of
Their loving dog, our forever, Rusty-girl

 


Death of a Pet writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a POEM in any style about the DEATH of a PET, up to 20 lines maximum. e.g. eulogise your companion; describe your feelings; say goodbye.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.


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