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Koda

White dog, family pet

Tears of sadness fall

On cheeks young and old

Hearts mourn your presence

As death takes you

Leaving us to grieve

Elegy-Syllabic Verse

In Memory of Koda-a beloved family pet

#NaPoWriMo—Day 18–Today, I’d like to challenge you to write an elegy of your own, one in which the abstraction of sadness is communicated not through abstract words, but physical detail

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Posted in July 2018, Rhyme, Syllable Lune

Slipping Away

Fading red rose

Each day you were here

Your presence

Envoked me to cheer

But now I’m trading

Cheer away

Fragrance fading

Color growing dim

Life ebbing

Losing all your vim

I am losing you

Never more

To be within view

With a tear in my eye

My sweet rose

I bid you goodbye

Your petals I’ll keep

As they fall

Like tears I weep

Rhymed Syllable Lunes