Sunday, March 12, 2006

Goodbye Rodeo

I’ve had losses before in my life.
The kind that takes your heart,
rolls it inside out,
ties it to the back of
a Jeep Wrangler, and
runs through a cactus farm
seeing how many needles it will hold.
Never thought I’d grieve
like this over a dog, though.

(all rights reserved Pat Paulk 2006)

23 comments:

Aurora said...

Sorry for your loss, Pat.

Queen Neetee said...

I'm so sorry! Here's my goodbye to Rodeo too. "So long pal".

steve said...

A very real loss. Sorry to hear that, Pat.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

it never ends, does it?

Maddy said...

I know that pain. I'd take
needles anyday instead.

Maddy said...

(gasp) you linked me.
I was going through your
links for new poetry sites...

Thankyou!!!!
Honored!

Carol said...

Writing helps to deal with the losses of life. My condolences for your loss of Rodeo.

Borut said...

Goodbye... I remember a saying: There is no completeness without sorrow... It goes deep.

floots said...

been staring at the screen for five minutes
don't know what to say
(maybe that says it all)
so sorry man
(i lost "pincher" last year and know how it hurts)

cheers

Pris said...

When our first dog died, the agony was unbelievable. Can relate to your loss and send my condolences.

Pat Paulk said...

Thanks everyone. Your words mean alot.

ardi k said...

So very well said. My last post was of the same vein. See Kadi. The feeling was as I've never felt before. It does get better though--remembering the life and the love.

Eric said...

my childhood friend died when i was a teenager. very traumatic. haven't been able to have another dog since . . . :(
but the poem, as always, is well done and uniquely your style.

Marc said...

Fantastic imagery to illustrate your pain.

My sympathies.

Marco

texas haijin said...

hard poem, but i enjoy your poetic work, my friend pat.

Pat Paulk said...

Ardi, Eric, Marco, & Dustin thanks!

polona said...

so sorry for your loss. had a poodle once, so i know how it feels...
a good poem, though.

its_baxter said...

so very sad

bre said...

So sorry dad, she truly loved you too...Hang in there...Very good write.

Pat Paulk said...

Polona-Thanks.

Ruthanne-Yes it was.

Mandy-Thank you.

David Herrle said...

Wow. I wish you sorries too, but...this piece is great.

Janet said...

Good poem. But sorry from me too. :(

Pat Paulk said...

Thanks David and Janet. I really didn't intend to blabber my sorry in blog world, but it was the only thing I could write. Theraputic i guess.