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    It will be a year since Aubrey died on May 4th. It gets harder the closer it gets. I'm a couple semesters away from earning my M.A. in English and Creative Writing, so I had to take a poetry course last semester. I wrote a poem about the loss of Aubrey and the guilt I felt when we first got Aubie Shug.


    A Paw-Printed Heart

    Footfalls silent against the aging overgrown trail
    Spurred by nature's breath singing a lonesome song.
    Drifting numbly forward to forlorn emotions frail
    And no softened ground catching my upcoming swoon.

    Pale fading petals shrivel and shed
    Blanketing stone brushed by paw and palm
    A steadfast symbol always I dread
    Heartbreaking past hostile to care and calm.

    Love buried in the ground,
    too soon gone to mother earth's bed.
    Pain sings in the sound
    We knew she was loved, they said.

    Furry little missile zooms through the garden
    Explosion of energy booms then dies.
    That toothy terror begs for a quick pardon
    Mischievous yet innocent big brown eyes.

    Similar browns once stared back at me
    Now long gone but never replaced.
    Guiltiness slows with time and now she
    Helps heal my heart, shame displaced.


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    Beautiful
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    simply beautiful

    they are always with us... memories and in our heart
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    No guilt! Aubrey sent an angel to you. Only for love....never for pain.

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    Touched my heart.
    Abbey is looking for a forever home

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    Such talent & love in your touching tribute to Aubrey.
    I am sorry for your loss.


    Thank you for sharing this with us.


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    What a great poem! I am so sorry for your loss but so glad you have another bully to fill your heart in only a way a bully can!

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    Sending a big bully hug. That is so beautiful... they really do know how to make an impression.

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    Wonderful. Truly wonderful.

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    What a touching tribute.
    Aubrey wouldn't want you to feel sad or guilty though.
    She wanted to give you nothing but love and smiles.
    And I'm sure she had a paw in sending you Aubie Shug to bring them when she couldn't anymore.

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    @AubreysMom I'm so very sorry! I honestly couldn't read your poem because I knew the would start flowing.
    Please know we are with you in spirit to support you.

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    Default Re: On May 4th... sigh...

    This is beautiful. I feel the pain in your words, having lost so many wonderful fur kids.




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    filling an emptiness we didn't even know we had."




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