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  • English Bulldog Poetry: Contest Winner!

    Here is the winner of the May 2011 4 Paw Member short story contest!
    It is a poem written by Libra926, about her beautiful bulldog Vegas.

    Must move.
    I don't want to, but I NEED to.
    I can't think.
    I can't see.
    I can't hear.
    Where is my mommy?
    I can't see my Daddy!
    I feel her hands.
    Her gentle touch.
    My mommy's smell.

    I can see..but I'm not sure what I'm seeing.
    I can hear..but I'm not sure what I'm hearing.
    I can smell..but I'm not sure what I'm smelling.
    I'm confused.
    Why am I on the floor?

    I can smell. I smell my mommy crying.
    I can hear. I hear my mommy praying.
    I can see. I see my mommy kneeling.
    I can think. I think my mommy is hurting.

    I smile.
    I stand.
    I stumble.
    I fall.......
    But I persevere.
    I am a bulldog.
    I have epilepsy.
    I am loved.

    I stand.

    --by Libra926
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. JAKEISGREAT's Avatar
      Most deserving. Beautiful words for a beautiful bully. Thanks.. Libra 926
    1. savemejeebus's Avatar
      savemejeebus -
      Very moving. Absolutely fantastic job!
    1. Bella'sMom's Avatar
      Bella'sMom -
      awwww my pick, so touching. Love you Vegas
    1. goobers mom's Avatar
      goobers mom -
      So moving and probably so true thank you for sharing
    1. GatorRay's Avatar
      GatorRay -
      That is the one that made me and I mean like a Congrats on winning....that is a beautiful poem.
    1. KMARINO's Avatar
      KMARINO -
      Loved it, that was my pick. Congratualtions!!
    1. Libra926's Avatar
      Libra926 -
      Thanks everybody. I'm honored to win this award...this poem was written after watching Vegas's seizure video YouTube - ‪Bulldog seizure....epilepsy.‬‏

      I can only imagine what it feels like before, during and after one of these seizures. So often...he's blinded and the was he seeks out comfort is by burying his nose into you and smelling you. On more than one occasion..my husband and I are both by his side helping him thru it. Once the seizure is over..he buries his nose into my hands, only to move and bury his nose into my husband's side. It's very emotional..and that's where I found the words for this poem.
    1. LariP's Avatar
      LariP -
      Congrats Libra, it really is a lovely tribute and hands down the best entry, although the others were fun to read too.
    1. BruceP's Avatar
      BruceP -
      @Libra926.... Congrats!
    1. Davidh's Avatar
      Davidh -
      Congrads, great poem and love the pic. beautiful bully.
    1. Terry's Avatar
      Terry -
      It made me cry, but smile to know that Vegas has so much love.
    1. Dieselbaby's Avatar
      Dieselbaby -
      That is beautiful, congrats!!
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    1. mabel lou's Avatar
      mabel lou -
      That is such a pretty poem and how ironic that you would understand exactly how it is to have a seizure from watching him and then put it into words.
    1. Rural mystic's Avatar
      Rural mystic -
      Very poignant. I Appreciate