last whisper, a tribute

This is a difficult post. My friends Tom and Jeanae have rescued and fostered hundreds of senior pets over the years. Their hearts are bigger than their bodies combined. They help these beloved dogs find new homes, and many times, they help them live possibly their best lives unfortunately near the end of their lives. And with each one that crosses the rainbow bridge, it does not get any easier; but with an abundance of love and dignity they walk them to the gate.

The Last Whisper

I am crying for my dear friends at yet another loss, Sidney. But I assure them, that all the pups they have loved and cared for will be there in perfect health and wagging their whole bodies to greet them one day.

“sidney”

last whisper
remember me pal
rainbow bridge

 

P.S. His full name is actually, “Sidney James aka Chocolate Coconut Bon Bon Bunny aka Practically Perfect Puppy aka Baby Boo.” Who could not love that face and the entire name!!

 

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weight of sadness

Weight of Sadness

I met Serbian photographer, Perović Veljko on Instagram. He has granted permission for the use of his photo here with my poem. Follow him on Instagram at Perović Veljko.

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lay me down

 

unwinnable
like the Vietnam war

no homecoming for the innocent
shame the prosthetic

toxic
seething
a gangrenous rage

oozing
like a warm pungent cheese

counting years
like yesterday
no separation
not even death

forgiveness
without repentance

lay me down
by peaceful waters

 

© 2018 SL Prielipp-Falzone – www.TheOwlPoet.com

My spiritual place on earth where I find peace.

Video: Ludington State Park, Ludington, Michigan

 

 

 

Mothers of the Fallen

Mothers of the Fallen

Willows bending
Along the banks
Of life’s flowing river
Forever mourning
So great a loss
Of sons and daughters
Whose bravery’s call
So gallantly answered
Their indelible spirits
Drift upon the current
Toward heaven’s sea
One by one
An unbearable toll
For freedom’s sake
Sorrow shades the joy
Reaching for one last touch
Memories reflecting
What could have been
Immeasurable love and pride
Shines brightly as the sun
For they will never be forgotten

© 2016 Sheri Prielipp-Falzone

(This poem has been re-posted from The Blogging Owl dated May 27, 2016.)

 

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