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Under the eaves of Heaven
in a place of quiet
my dog laid down to die

I am sure he didn't know
it would end this way
when the evil one poisoned him

I am sure as I sit here
he convulsed with the poison
in his lungs and struggled
to live a few minutes longer

I hope he didn't think to miss me
like I miss him
I have searched and searched for him
in the woods and fields
by the ponds and fences

There are days I feel like
he's the only friend I had
and he's gone, and I won't get over it
God let me find him
and I will bury him
where he is.

Lord, I've loved him like I haven't loved You.

I'm sorry.
I hope You get over it.


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The following comments are for "The Lesson"
by williamhill

through Spring meadows..
run

real and right

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: April 26, 2012 )

mystery to me
round 2 I'll wager about Red Ranger. What puzzles me is you know your dog was poisoned but you can't find him. Perhaps it's because I don't want to think too long and hard about why you know. Don't bother with any answers on this because it's not like I'm asking a question .. just listening intently as it's appropriate.

May you find your friend soon.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: April 26, 2012 )

Grazon
My neighbor who borders my property for 3/4 of a mile purposely sprayed Ranger in the mouth with a herbicide called Graz-on. The man hates dogs. He admitted he sprayed my dog several days after the dog disappeared. I can't find him because I own 240 acres of woods and fields and ponds. I truly do want to find him and lay him to rest. Anger is not the word to use when speaking of my neighbor's crime. I am in between mourning and trying to decide what to do about the evil Bastard.

Thanks all for being friends. charlie.

( Posted by: williamhill [Member] On: April 26, 2012 )

disheartening
Charlie,
I know what I would want to do..

I hope you find Ranger..though his spirit/soul has departed, leaving behind the temporary (material) vehicle- transcending this mundane world.

To Ranger,
salut!

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: April 27, 2012 )

Eternal Love
Oh Charlie...my heart goes out to you..I've lost two dogs in my lifetime... both of whom died of old age.....and after many decades, still miss both of them...as do my children.

I don't know how I could cope losing them the way you did. It's unconcionable that this evil person is allowed to go on, perhaps inflicting this unspeakable pain on other creatures he doesn't like!

You absolutely should do something about this...you owe it to your other neighbors, not to let this demented person strike again.

Alert the authorities at once...you definetly owe it to Red Ranger if nothing else!

Peace be with you!

Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: April 27, 2012 )

The Lesson- My Comments
Dear respected Williams,

When a stranger puts biscuits
The poor dog might eat it
Police dogs are trained finely
They never take other food
Just enticing a faithful dog
Is tantamount to real poisoning
In India, a dog is a Guard
Of Lord Shiva the destroyer
When Akbar asked Jester Birbal
To bring the most faithful
And also the most unfaithful
Birbal's daughter advised former
To take his dog and son-in-law
And Akbar got damn convinced
You are indeed a great soul
And this will melt God's heart
I pray for you and your dog.

With best wishes, Thanking you, Yours truly,

mvvenkataraman

( Posted by: mvvenkataraman [Member] On: April 28, 2012 )

Rage & Outrage
I can remember how gutted I felt when I discovered my brother stole my parent's life savings. The pain the rage the black hole we'd rather not know. That there are people such as these who populate the earth keeps people like us unable to be forgiving.
Gallwashed indeed.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: April 28, 2012 )

aching words
very stark reminder that when it comes to animals we humans are the care takers. I, too, had a dog poisoned, but in my case we were hinking and he found some old left over coyote poison that a rancher put out...which is illegal in most states now.

Fortunately we were able to get him to a vet, cost a bunch of money and to this day he has a very sensitive stomach, can only eat certain food.

I hope you can find your dog, and if you do I hope you will notify the law, as I believe animal cruelty is against the law everywhere now. If proof can be found that your neighbor is storing poison -- I think you can deal with him from a legal point.

BW

( Posted by: BWOz [Member] On: April 29, 2012 )

Thanking 5 more
Brian, my dog was on the neighbor's property. I'd get laughed out of court. I just want to find my dog and bury him even though as Bobby says, he has transcended this earth.

Robert, Not to bait you or anything, what is it you would want to do? I bet we are on the same page.
oui?

Pen, Gallwashed is all I could come up with through tears. thanks. ps. I am still forgiving, God charges me on that. He will get the Bastard for sure.

Bless your heart Katara.

Granny Bea, I need a hug.

Love you guys, one and all.
charlie.

( Posted by: williamhill [Member] On: April 29, 2012 )

Rage and Regret
Stopped in, saw this, read this:

"Lord, I've loved him like I haven't loved You.

I'm sorry.
I hope You get over it."

Then sniffled a bit. That's rage and regret for you, the effluent of sorrow. Lovely.

( Posted by: manatee [Member] On: April 30, 2012 )

The Lesson
They say all dogs go to heaven.Sorry about what happend to him.

( Posted by: michaelpatrick [Member] On: May 3, 2012 )





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