The following poem was written as an English 12 assignment. The poem is of the author’s first heartbreak when his dog was given away because of a new addition to the family.
I remember the scent of your thin fur as you smiled your way through the living room
I can still hear your paws prancing on the marble floor at lunch time
I still remember the feeling of joy when you were the first thing I saw as I opened the front door.
To some this is just a thorn in their foot; I wish it was the same for me.
For I did not know what I had until you were gone.
I remember how you comforted me, how you would lick my hand after a petting.
I loved you, always being the first to run towards me when I scraped my knees
Never leaving my bedside at night,
And all you asked for was a piece of my danish, nothing more
I wish you didn’t go
Because when you did, you dragged a piece of me away.
One bright morning I woke up, but where were you?
You never left my side until that day, until my mom brought me the news.
“He is with a new family now.”
Standing there numbed with tears, I couldn’t believe you were gone.
Without a warning, without a care in the world, you were sold away like property
I remember the bland days go by.
It only hurt more when I scraped my knees, knowing no one was coming for me
Eating the whole danish
Having a quiet lunch time
It just wasn’t the same, like there was a hole in my heart
I always wondered if you felt the same way.
Until the next life….RIP Buck.