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A Poem for Lilly

November 12, 2010
By shoelessjoe GOLD, Highland, Michigan
shoelessjoe GOLD, Highland, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when ther are footsteps on the moon"
"Instead of waiting for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain"
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"

It started with a picture online.
Then it became a wagging tail through the doorway
Lilly stuck to my heart

On the like of love, and she slowly burped her way
Into the love of the family.
Lilly was something to look at

She was a hazel-eyed-super-shedding-big-lug-of-sleeping dog.
Now my puppy has, shed (more) and
Turned into a… Lilly.

Each day I see the dog that walked in two or so years ago now with a bigger smile.
A smile that says anything I possible
Coming from a rescue off the streets mistreated and abused until someone found

Once or so a month we sit and drive miles.
Miles to woods and a home away from home.

A place that can make anything, human, or animal alike
Happy, and oh-so happy.

Lilly is the light of my day, she was just
A flower in the win, but now she is mine.
Lilly is a gift, she has grown to be

A colorful bouquet alive with all the passion in the
To be my best friend.

The author's comments:
Because all of it is so true and this really is a poem for Lilly the dog

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on Dec. 4 2010 at 1:43 pm
marshmellow.jacket BRONZE, Brighton, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
I am not afraid of storms, I am learning to sail my own ship -Louisa May Alcott
I never thought of Snoopy as my pet, more like my friend -Charlie Brown

Cute personification! Lily is adorable!

r. moxie said...
on Dec. 2 2010 at 7:40 pm
:) Keep it up! Very sweet *upbeat* piece :)