A Tough Lady

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics:  Dia De Los Muertos
(Day of the Dead)   Posted by Mish

"Write a poem about a loved one you have lost."

I still hear that infectious
laugh echo in my ear.  Kind,
generous, a lover of dogs,
you carried dog treats
with you even when you no
longer had a dog.  Every
time you encountered one, a treat
was at the ready.  Lightning
quick sense of dark humor;
sarcasm flew from you mouth.
The more biting the remark, 
the more delighted you were, 
even if the person 
had no idea what you meant.  
It was enough that you knew.
I wish you a rapt audience,
and a plethora of dogs.
But, I wish you were here.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to A Tough Lady

  1. Helen says:

    I hear a tremendous sense of loss ….


  2. How you must be missing her! What beautiful memories you have.


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