Dog haiku

The dog bed sits empty
Dog bed sits empty
in a house sitting quiet.
Sadness fills the void.


Notes:

 We came to the conclusion it was time to have our nearly 16-year-old poodle euthanized yesterday.  It was a hard decision, the way these things usually are.  But he had grown deaf, blind and quite feeble.

Otis was a wonderful family pet.  He accompanied us on many family hikes and adventures.  He was an every present part of our family life as our kids grew up.

Now,  with no good reason to step our for a walk, I may forget to fetch the mail.

Rest in peace, Otis B. Ball.

Otis B. Ball (Otie)

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Bobby Ball

I love poetry. But I'm picky. No one pays me to read and write poems. It's more of a labor of love. I guess that puts me in good company. This is a project to discover why some poems strike you deep, deep down, while others leave you cold. I've got some ideas, and I'm eager to learn. I'll show you some of mine. Maybe we'll learn something new.

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