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Poems for Poetry Month

I’ll be posting some original poetry for National Poetry Month. They will range from somber to silly. Here is a more somber selection.

I have been asked by many children to write poems about dealing with grief after losing a pet. Here is a poem I wrote shortly after our dog Chip (13 yrs old, loyal family dog) died. This is for every child that has lost a pet. As parents we often try to distract kids from their grief by trying to get them to play, promising them pizza or fun things, etc.. Sometimes they just need grieving time.  The loss of a pet leaves a hole.

I Don’t Feel Like….

My dog died yesterday and I don’t really wanna play

I don’t feel like eating pizza when my dog ain’t here to share.

I don’t feel like riding bikes or digging worms or telling jokes.

I don’t feel like much of anything. This world just isn’t fair.

I don’t feel like making friends, and I don’t feel like making forts.

I don’t feel like going searching for a big, ol’, ugly frog.

I don’t feel like watching movies, I don’t feel like eating candy.

I don’t feel like much of anything but playing with my dog.