Eloida Capuno


My Dog Has Died


She passed away today
My dog of nine years
She went quietly as she
did when I first had her on a box
With her pleading eyes
And gentle stance

I may not be able to write
As beautifully as Neruda
In paying tribute to this
Faithful friend
Who kept watch over us
Day in and out
But the lesson I learned
I will forever keep in my heart

She maybe gone for good
And I will not be able to
Return the goodness of a beast
Who kept loving till the end
While i remained untouched
Cold and distant

My dog has died
And she was buried
Along with the sadness
I saw in her eyes
I knew I gave her less
Than she deserved
But she will always be
Remembered with fondness

Submitted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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  • Goldheart Bird (10/3/2013 2:49:00 PM)

    It is very sad.... I still remember our 2 dogs who passed away. It was the most sadest day in my whole life. Even though I didn't really loves Megan, I still was sad, she was my father's best friend. And Cutie dieded from skin cancer. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (9/1/2013 11:48:00 AM)

    a lovely poem about your dog. Our little dog passed away to. He was like another child in our family. We still miss Teddy. love your poem (Report) Reply

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