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  • English Bulldog Poetry: That Day

    **2013 Bulldog Poetry Contest Winner**



    That Day

    Author Libra926

    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!
    Ah....
    "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 15 Comments
    1. Ftse 100's Avatar
      Ftse 100 -
      That is beautiful Cheryl and I love that photo of both of you.
    1. bullmama's Avatar
      bullmama -
      Such a beautiful poem dedicated to a beautiful boy. Thank you Cheryl for letting us into your heart and sharing your beautiful words.


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    1. dalmatina38's Avatar
      dalmatina38 -
      That is a beautiful poem. Absolutely beautiful.
    1. Chumley's Avatar
      Chumley -
      I love it.
    1. 2BullyMama's Avatar
      2BullyMama -
      This is such a wonderfully written tribute to a beautiful boy.... flipping the calendar yesterday was very bitter sweet. HUGS Cheryl!
    1. Davidh's Avatar
      Davidh -
      Cheryl, a very touching poem for a beautiful boy. Well done Cheryl, great job. I could tell it came straight from the heart.
    1. goobers mom's Avatar
      goobers mom -
      Absolutely beautiful
    1. savemejeebus's Avatar
      savemejeebus -


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    1. Bruno and Gidget's Avatar
      Bruno and Gidget -
      I looked at the calendar last night and said a prayer for Aldo. Taken from this earth way too early.
    1. Rural mystic's Avatar
      Rural mystic -
      A heart full poem.
    1. Vicaroo1000's Avatar
      Vicaroo1000 -


      An owner's creation
      Not the pup's fault at all
      Take heed new Pack Leader
      You've got the ball

      Sorry. Wait. No I'm not sorry at all.
    1. Libra926's Avatar
      Libra926 -
      I just reread my poem and it makes my arm hairs stand on end. Thank you Vickie.....your poem was sweet. @Vicaroo1000

      Whether a creation from fault
      Or a creation from love
      It's a creation of honor
      And knowing who waits above.
    1. Diane Brizendine Slocum's Avatar
      Diane Brizendine Slocum -
      This still hurts that he is gone when it shouldn't of happened
    1. Diane Brizendine Slocum's Avatar
      Diane Brizendine Slocum -
      Aldo Aldo Aldo, most beautiful bully I have ever laid eyes on. So thankful he had you to love him if only for a few days
    1. sweetpeasmom2008's Avatar
      sweetpeasmom2008 -
      It still makes me sick when I think of what happened! It will always be something I remember! Great poem made me tear up!