Monday, December 3, 2012

IGWRT's Sunday Mini-Challenge, "Moxie"


Moxie

My daughter's heart stolen
by a bit of fluff carried home;
all tongue and puppy ears, chosen
this cuddlesome
pooch, by a small girl, now a young woman.

Her tender heart breaking
to see her companion in pain
by her side, 'tis no mistaking
she will maintain
hugs, kisses, worry, and lots of waiting.

by Margaret Bednar  12-3-2012

This is for IGWRT's "Sunday Mini-Challenge - Rossetti" We are using a format used by poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti.   It is hard for me NOT to be cheesy when being restricted to rhyme and syllable count... Yes, I'm a lazy poetess.

We had to take our 8 year old dog, Moxie, to the vet this weekend.  Hours AND hours later (not to mention $), we find she has pancreatitis and she is still in the doggie ER.  UGH.   it is so hard for me to watch my daughter grieve so...

28 comments:

Hannah said...

Oh, this touches on a tender note for me...my baby is fifteen and every day I just wonder when and how...she is the best dog I've ever had. Ugh...my throat is tightening.

I love your poem, Margaret.

EG CameraGirl said...

How sad that Moxie is not well, I hope Moxie is better soon and that your daughter smile again.

Marian said...

awwww.

Abin Chakraborty said...

so sweet and cute.lovely stuff.

Heaven said...

How sweet is her heart ~ I hope her dog gets better ~

Kerry O'Connor said...

I'm right there with you, Margaret. It's the grief of the children that kills me - let alone the loss of a dog that had become like a child. I'll never know why we do this to ourselves.

Mary said...

So sad for Moxie and your daughter and everyone. Hope that Moxie is home soon...in your daughter's loving arms.

ReBelle said...

I've watched more pets go down than I care to remember. Sad event.

Helen said...

Cheesy?
Lazy?
Never!

A very tender, sweet poem for the most difficult of challenges (imho.)

Ginnie said...

I totally agree with Helen. I have a feeling your own heart is breaking as much as your daughter's?!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh this is heartbreaking. I hope they can pull Moxie through, as she is still so young. Let us know, okay?

TexWisGirl said...

i'm so sorry. i hope she will pull through.

Ella said...

Oh,this is so tender and sad..I so hope she pulls through...yes, please let us know~
Thinking of all of you and hoping for the best~ (((hugs)))

Green Speck said...

This is so sensitive and emotional .... well conveyed !!!

Mama Zen said...

Oh, this breaks my heart! Lovely job with the form, Margaret. Hope Moxie will be okay!

Susan said...

It helps me to watch the film Shadowlands when I grieve, for the lines about the end making the entire life more precious. OK, so that won't help your daughter, but your beautiful poem does the moment justice.

Susan said...

PS: gorgeous pic!

Laura said...

your poem is tender, not cheesy. We just went through a recent experience with our daughter's cat Nefi... and amazingly this ol' girl pulled through... not pancreatitis... but a mysterious infection that caused her face to swell, eye to bleed... and on and on... and $$$... love is love right?

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

This just tears at my heart strings. I have a ten year old pooch and my daughters brought her home as a Christmas present 10 years ago. They are grown now, and still love her to pieces--

Margaret said...

I don't think it is going well ... and I dread tomorrow morning speaking with the Vet. ...and then calling my daughter. UGH

Thank you all for your kind words. It means the world to me.

Margaret said...

I may need to watch the movie as I think Moxie has taken a turn for the worse.

sreeja harikrishnan said...

Very adorable... that grief is part of loving hearts....

Laura said...

Good morning Margaret, please stop by my blog, something special is waiting there for YOU!

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Kim Nelson said...

I understand the reliance on sentiment when confined by imposed form, Margaret. I also understand the need to release emotion when challenged by times you now endure. Well done.

http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/12/03/therein-lies-the-answer/

Brian Miller said...

first a smile at how a pups can def steal your heart and lighten your world....then a bit of pain and hearing he is suffering a bit...glad he has her to love him...

ND Mitchell said...

This is both heart warming and heart wrenching. Lovely bittersweet poem.

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

That's love at it's most simple basic form. As it should be
What a great pic!

Kay L. Davies said...

Your daughter is lovely and the dog is adorable, Margaret. I know how you must feel. It's never easy, this sort of thing.
K