Sunday, October 4, 2009

Never to be Forgotten

You were my everything;
a smile in sadness,
the tear shed in strife.
You were my own;
a blackberry thief,
and protector of our castle.
An explorer of the world,
lover of the rain.
The risen gates
have opened for you,
a beautiful legend
in your own right.
Always beside me,
even now,
never to be forgotten.
I'll love you forever;
my companion,
my listener,
my best friend.

25 comments:

Gina said...

I'm so sorry! That's awful. Bodie must have been a wonderful dog (right?)


Is it crass that I am instantly reminded that we read poems about the death of dogs two years ago?

Bela said...

Yeah...she was the greatest dog anyone could ever as for. Bodie the Wonder Dog :) We'll miss her.

Huh. Don't think I remember that...but it certainly isn't crass. Explain?

Gina said...

At CWP-- one of them was really sad & involved housetraining... and another one was really removed and about how the guy was thinking about how it would make a good poem...yeah.

And I haven't been doing much of my homework yet because I keep reading more Vonnegut... they're SO good! And all of them are so different. It's craziness, I tell you!

Bela said...

Hm. Strange. I guess we all hurt, eh Gina? Just in different ways.

Do tell! I'm thrilled for you, yet shocked at that mature excuse of irresponsibility :) I APPROVE

Kenzie/Noodle said...

Awww im sowwy Bodie died! ooo ya i remember that poem!

Bela said...

Thanks, Noodle :)

Maria said...

My condolences... this is a sad moment

Maria said...

By the way you need to listen to Pomplamoose.

And my word verification is unhope! How cool/terrible is that???

Bela said...

Thanks, Maria...and will do. Hmm is that a word?

Maria said...

I doubt it. Or else there are some really sad words out there.

Word Ver: Ovischid. Sounds unpleasant.

Gina said...

It is a word if you're speaking Newspeak instead of English.

Bela said...

Newspeak. Huh. I approve of this reference. =)

Gina said...

Yes indeed--did you read 1984? I'm currently at the beginning of Dracula, which is pretty interesting so far. I didn't know Dracula had a white mustache! Hahaha.

Bela said...

YES I DID! Last year...so I have to read it again soon. But I don't think I've read Dracula. Is it worth reading?

Bela said...

Oh, and my Tobias Fulner story is taking a bit of a Steinbeck turn. Have you ever read, "The Chrysanthemums"? (Short story) Like that story, I feel as though mine doesn't have a specific ending, but more of a lesson...or maybe the correct word is fact. Yes, that's it. It's shedding light on a fact. Somewhat...

Aliana said...

Haha I'm mad that you're working on it so hard... I have a short story due for creative writing early next week about whatever we want, so I'm writing about an American man whose obsession with ancient Irish rituals starts taking over his reality...in theory. I haven't actually begun the piece yet, of course :)

I read the first 100 pages or so of Travels With Charley when I was in 8th grade, which I found deathly boring, and I haven't read any more Steinbeck since, although I suppose the rest of his writing isn't like that.

And I'm on around page 50 of Dracula, which is pretty good so far, and surprisingly educational: I learned stuff about some of the history of eastern Europe! How interesting.

Gina said...

Wow, I forgot that Maria was signed in on her account. That was my comment.

Maria said...

I loved Dracula. Parts of it were better than others, but it has a very good overall message: It'll take a little time to kill the monster, and you'll need some smarts and experience, but you can do it!

Yay.

Word Verification: hothomis
Interesting

Gina said...

They say life imitates art-- the latest short work we had to read in Spanish class was "Un perro ha muerto" (a dog has died) by Pablo Neruda.

Bela said...

Huh. Why was Maria "Aliana"? Confusing :)

Of course...another Dracula theme could be eternal love, not getting what you want, etcetera. Haha!

PABLO NERUDA IS CHILEAN! ...Like me :) Well, culturally, anyways =P

I actually like Steinbeck, believe it or not. I find his writing style...soothing. Well, it's poetic, which I love!

Maria said...

Aliana Dare is an alter ego we use online sometimes. You know, when someone wants a name to register you for some site.

Bela said...

I find that brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

I approve of your methods =)

Aliana said...

I was conceived as a way for my users to use AOL's blogs for preteens & other kids :) I had a blog called Tigerberries. Maria wrote in the identity of my sister Sarah Dare.

Gina said...

Hey, kids! Check out my new story on the CWP blogs.

Bela said...

Hmm...inspiring! Whee I shall possibly copy your methods =)

YES! I will, my little-Gina-who-happens-to-be-older-than-me!