The love of a Dog.

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You are so tired your pain is tangible it breaks my heart to see you struggling. You are so brave you insist on your walk no matter how it makes you suffer.
Your breathing is so laboured as you walk, well wobble, you limp on all four legs.
Your wound still weeps as I do as I watch you. We both hide our pain as we know your Daddy is denying your struggles…he knows but it’s unspoken.
You may have weeks, months or days I just pray you are happy.

As you sleep do you dream of youth?
Puppy play and training to assist.
No rest, training starts young in truth
So much expected of you the heaven kissed.
You served, you worked , we gave you play.
We loved you from afar until the day
You came to live with us
We hope you have enjoyed your retirement
A princess among dogs we love you
Our children and their children love you too.

© willowdot21

Stay as long as you can but don’t suffer please.
Suit yourself this time, don’t worry about our ease.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 405 BARE and Fruit.

Ronovanwrite’s..

I have used the synonyms of Naked and Berries for Bare and Fruit.

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Pexels.com

Naked together
Juice of berries excites us
Ecstasy awaits.

This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge.

Wordless Wednesday. Ruby.

© willowdot21

MarySmith’sPlace ~ #CancerDiary#46 #TheLastPost

The very sad news of our friend Mary Smith’s passing.

The post that no one wanted to read.

Please read here.

Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas and a Safe, Happy and Healthy 2022.

Its Christmas Day and I want to wish you all, every single one of you, a wonderful, healthy and happy Christmas. Be safe and enjoy yourselves. 🎄🎄☃️☃️🥂🥂🎁🎁🌟.

In other news we have had a phone call yesterday afternoon from the Noel Fitzpatrick Oncology Vetinary Hospital to say that Ruby, our old girl, Labrador is doing great and we can take her for short walks and her wound is looking excellent. Hubby and I are now qualified Vets after all the time we’ve spent dressing her wound.

© willowdot21.

So lets all raise a glass in praise of a Happy Christmas for each and everone of us and a happy New Year.

I LOVE YOU ALL .

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 389 DRIFT(s,ed) and Haven.

Ronovanwrite’s

light drifts through the blinds
moonlight or hosts of heaven
the earth can be saved.

THIS IS PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY HAIKU CHALLENGE.

Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 84: (LEARN) in the D rhyme line.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

image by Paul Militaru

When we are young we rush and race.
No time to watch the flowers grow
Or count raindrops as down they flow.
Everything was done at fast
pace
We had style and we had such grace.
Then as we age we slow right down .
Our efforts to catch time a frown
You’d think that over time we’d learn
But no we simply crash and burn
We try to fly but slowly drown.

THIS IS PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY DÉCIMA CHALLENGE.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 6, 2021

Badge by Shelley Krupa.

Here we are on Saturday and our host LindaGHill has set up our SoCs prompt : Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “close eyes and point.” Grab the closest printed material to you when you sit down to write your post, open it up (if it’s a book, flyer, etc.), close your eyes, and point. Whatever your finger lands on, use that as your prompt. Have fun!

Thanks. The nearest printed matter was a card from our middle son. I followed the instructions to a T. What I ended up with was THANKS. Well what can I do with that I asked myself, well I can celebrate it. Funnily enough it’s cropped up a lot this week. Firstly the card.

From our middle son, thanking us for helping him achieve something he never thought he might.

Then there were the flowers from hubby as a thanks for looking after him while he has been unwell.

Then there was the phone call from eldest son who said Thanks so much for being an ear and shoulder while he got through isolation and Covid the other week, miles away and on his own.

Just when I thought I was thank you’d out I got this what’s app from youngest son.

[05/11, 07:48] Hi Mum, I was thinking you of you this week. Especially when I was ironing the boys school shirts
Thanks for doing mine for all those years 😊

Well I thanked them all and I have to admit they all made me feel a million pounds, so I made sure I thanked them back .

Such a tiny word
Yet it means so very much
It lifts the spirits.

THIS IS PART OF LINDAGHILL’S STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS.

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 248, #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME NoTO COLLEEN CHESEBRO’S TANKA TUESDAY!

Sangeetha, from MindFills selected the photo for this week. It’s her personal photo, so please add the image credit. Remember, we can see what’s in the image, so write your poem using the image as an inspiration.

Don’t just describe what you see in the image. Think about metaphor and allegory. Don’t forget to use imagery in your poem. Just remember to check what form you’re using. Some of the Japanese forms frown upon the use of metaphors. 

Tilini – The Himalaya, 2021 photo credit – sangeetha

I am the wild flow
you are the stay and anchor
we are stuff of life.

*******

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 241, #SPECIFICFORM: TANKA PROSE .

It’s the fifth Tuesday of the month! This is our chance to work with a specific syllabic poetry form. Take this opportunity to learn more about the particular form.

This week’s form is: TANKA PROSE.

© willowdot21.

The Tree

Dark skies, so cold I pull my coat about me, glad of its warmth. I hear you, calling to me. Suddenly the empty space around me is full of people, strange people. Scared of crowds I make for you, you call and guide me. My fear of crowds heightens my senses. I reach you and feel your strength and your knowledge. At last I am safe.

so deep are your roots
unlike me, shallow, flailing
I’m blown back in time
drawn back through millions of souls.
To you, to love, to the truth
.

This is part of Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

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