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  • Fromm Family Foods Bulldog Poetry Contest Winner

    Congratulations to @Libra926 for winning the Fromm Family Foods Poetry Contest

    And a big thank you to all that participated.

    That Day

    I close my eyes
    As I remember that day
    So much has happened
    So much left to say.

    I thought I was helping
    When I answered that call
    Never truly expecting
    How hard I would fall.

    The moment I saw you
    My heart skipped a beat
    "You're Gorgeous! Sweet Boy!
    Wow! Look at your feet!"

    Your eyes - so soulful
    Your heart so pure
    You are full of love
    This one thing I'm sure.

    You mean no harm
    You are just misunderstood
    Never having a home,
    on the brink of boyhood.

    You're skittish, you won't eat
    You're a scared little boy
    You perk up! You light up!
    "Is this a treasured toy?"

    "A laser? You want this?
    Can you give me a kiss?"
    Excitement! So Joyous!
    You're in heavenly bliss!

    You jump and you play
    Like the puppy you are.
    Never once was I afraid
    that you would leave me a scar.

    With your olive nose
    And your alluring green eyes.
    The day finally came
    When we said our goodbyes.

    Your look - Sweet Aldo
    That you gave me that day,
    It haunts me. It kills me.
    I didn't mean to betray!

    It was a home! Your home!
    I had not a clue.
    I wouldn't have sent you
    If only I knew!

    I drop to my knees
    With tears in my eyes.
    I beg your forgiveness
    For these half truths and half lies.

    There are stories and more stories
    Of what happened that day.
    Half truths and untruths
    With a single soul left to pay.

    So precious. So stunning.
    15 months and a day
    When God called you up
    Heaven's beautiful stairway.

    RIP sweet baby boy
    Sept 1st 2011 ~ Dec 2nd 2012

    Comments 12 Comments
    1. bullmama's Avatar
      bullmama -
      Congratulations @Libra926, I cannot read it without more tears, it was written so perfectly, every single word. I am truly sorry you had to win, becuase first you had to break your heart to do so
    1. NigelsMom's Avatar
      NigelsMom -
      Congratulations! Such beautiful words for such a beautiful bully! I love you Aldo!

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      Congratulations! Such beautiful words for such a beautiful bully! I love you Aldo!
    1. JeannieCO's Avatar
      JeannieCO -
      Cheryl, I don't have to say, you already know, how I feel. Your poem was a tear jerker and the pain you endured was heartbreaking. I am very touched by your words.
    1. dolphin's Avatar
      dolphin -
    1. Texas Carol's Avatar
      Texas Carol -
      I just asked GOD (again) why life has to be so painful, so much unfairness,
      good people deserving better, suffering while POS seemingly prosper...

      I know the Bible, I know the pat answers but somedays, it is not enough for
      me (ever the rebellious one) and I rage, I curse, I cry.

      I cry for you, Cheryl and for Aldo...your poem is awesome, thank you for sharing
      it with us. Please forgive yourself...how could you know this unfathomable thing?
      He was happy with you and he is happy now. GOD bless!
    1. Ftse 100's Avatar
      Ftse 100 -
      Congratulations Cheryl
    1. Petra's Avatar
      Petra -
      This is so heartbreaking and unfair I'm so sorry such a good person as you Cheryl had to go through this, but at the same time I'm glad for Aldo, now he knows what real love is and he will forever live on the moments he spent with you<3 The poem is beautiful, I cried right from the start
    1. mavsfan4life's Avatar
      mavsfan4life -
    1. Davidh's Avatar
      Davidh -
      Congratulations Cheryl, what a great poem, it brought tears to my eyes, as I know he was happy and knew love while he was with you. My heart still aches for him. Thank you Cheryl, great job and a very well deserved win.
    1. JAKEISGREAT's Avatar
      A beautiful tribute to a most beautiful Bully..
    1. TomVan's Avatar
      TomVan -
      Congrats! Very very moving.
    1. Vikinggirl's Avatar
      Vikinggirl -
      Congratulations, what a beautiful poem. I cried reading it. I don't the story behind it, or what you and Aldo went through, but you can tell from your words how much you loved Aldo, and him you, and you can also tell that this was very painful for you. I'm sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers.
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