passing the vets

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it could be summertime

but when I pass that place

it is winter in my heart

where I spend most of my tears

to purchase forgiveness

for my unavoidable decision

of not wanting my beloved canine friend (Angel)

to suffer anymore


I could take another route

but I don't want forgetfulness 

to take hold.

I need the memories of him

so badly 

despite their punishings.


The only thing 

I want to forget


is the word


◄ jeez mum! stop wearing teenagers clothes!

gallimaufries ►


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Rose Casserley

Thu 28th Dec 2017 13:13

oh, that unrecognised state even words cannot rescue us from Big Sal! because there the pain is too deep and too personal and lasts so long.

My thanks.

Rose ?

Big Sal

Thu 28th Dec 2017 12:43

Gone too soon; when words seem to heal the pain and move us forward beyond recognition.

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Rose Casserley

Sun 17th Dec 2017 22:37

then you have my sympathies Patricia and Stef. Ta so much

Rose ?

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 13th Dec 2017 20:52

heartbreaking is an understatement, Rose.We personally know exactly where you and the other guys here are coming from.

P&S xx

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Rose Casserley

Mon 11th Dec 2017 20:44

from all,you guys say I don't think I need to tell you how painful parting from your pets can be and you each have my sympathies and thanks

Rose ?

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Sat 9th Dec 2017 13:58

The penalties of loving pets is that final visit to the vets Rose. The sad thing is that they can never say goodbye .


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Fri 8th Dec 2017 23:10

naming your dog Angel says a lot, Rose.You have my sympathies and thanks for sharing

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Hannah Collins

Fri 8th Dec 2017 21:03

Beautifully written on a very sad subject.
I too went through this with my cat.
Animals are so blameless and we have to take these big decisions.
Thank you for writing this.


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Jemima Jones

Fri 8th Dec 2017 19:06

oh, Rose! I was near to tears reading this poem. I also have gone through the trauma of this terrible situation so I know perfectly well just how you are feeling.You have all of my love and sympathy.Thank you.Jemima.

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