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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This Poem is from my forthcoming book "Friends Forever."



I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU HARRY BLUE.


By day he hid, he travelled by night.
His life had been sad, so well he might.
Trust is something he has to learn again.
He didn't deserve to suffer such pain.

Harry is a beautiful Beardie boy, only eight months old.
Like all Beardie puppies he has a zest for life and a heart of gold.
His foolish new owners didn't understand the breed.
They treated all his natural puppy ways very cruelly indeed.

He was beaten, he was starved of food, he was left outside at night.
The poor little dog didn't understand, he wagged his tail but shook with fright.
He remembered all the happy times with the litter and Cora, his mother.
Then he was sold and travelled from one end of the country to the other.

Harry ran away and decided to go back home to find his mum again.
He travelled by the side of motorways through the cold and wind and rain.
He ate food from service station waste, his instinct was getting him through.
Driven on by his mum's loving goodbye words, "I will always love you Harry Blue."

33 Days and 200 dangerous miles later he was almost back to where he was born.
Lionhearted Harry was weary, skinny, dirty, exhausted and forlorn.
In the meantime his cruel owners had contacted his breeder and lied.
Not wanting to say why he ran away they said that Harry Blue had died.

The good breeder lady was very upset; she took Cora for a walk down the lane.
Cora kept giving her knowing looks that told her they shared the same pain.
Then in the distance they saw a wonderful sight, they could not believe their eyes.
Whenever the breeder recalls that moment in time, without fail, she always cries.

Standing in the lane slowly wagging his tail was the bravest Beardie ever.
He had found his way back to his birthplace, a feat miraculous and clever..
Though hardly recognisable they both knew he was Harry, their Blue Beardie boy.
They hugged and kissed and rolled around on the ground, a trio of sheer joy.

They Lady took him home and bathed and fed him, then he drifted off to sleep.
She told Cora he was home to stay, this time he was their boy to keep.
The determination of one so young to get back to his Mum was something new.
As he slept each of them watched over him and quietly whispered.........
"I Will always love you, Harry Blue."

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Joe....I need more tissues...that is so lovely !

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I don't usually like poetry but perhaps its because of the subject matter - I love al I've read on here. This one got me quite emotional.

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Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

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Sad and wonderful, at the same time

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Joe....I need more tissues...that is so lovely !


me too!

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Sad and wonderful, at the same time


Totally agree.....just had to scrabble for a tissue

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Oh Jo..... Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

You can't tell me Joe, you dont have a tear in your eye when you write these fantastic poems, that was a stomach wretcher, as with all poems you just imagine the picture that comes with it......brilliant x

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:34 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Chook wrote:
I don't usually like poetry but perhaps its because of the subject matter - I love al I've read on here. This one got me quite emotional.


Me too, not really a poetry fan, but I knew i shouldn't have read this one Crying or Very sad Embarassed Embarassed Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh dear, crying again....knew I shoudnt have read that, but it was lovely. Has anyone ever read "Hurry Home Candy" - cant remember the author but it was American, 1950s....? Happy ending, too Sad Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

That's brought a few tears to my eyes Sad Love the name Cora, it was my mum's name.

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Reg the Ledge wrote:
You can't tell me Joe, you dont have a tear in your eye when you write these fantastic poems, that was a stomach wretcher, as with all poems you just imagine the picture that comes with it......brilliant x



Hello Jane,
Yes, some of them get to me quite a bit, but I think that if you can't feel what you are writing then you can't get the realism that you seek.
One poem in particular always springs to mind, it is called "A Beardie Still" I wrote it some years ago for "The Bearded News."
It was a true story about a Beardie called Clare who was basically left to rot in a shed because her breeder owners no longer required her for showing or breeding, poor Clare was also blind but she was saved by two dog loving people who found out about her plight.
Her breeders were banned from breeding for 5 years, it should have been life.
Another two that got to me whilst writing were "Runaways" and "Blitz" (The story of a hero)...These two were not true, just a couple of "Story" poems from my imagination.

Best wishes, Joe x

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Pretty much all of them make me cry Joe....sad or happy ! Because they all touch a chord...but I would have to be in a very 'good' place to read the one about Clare Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Brilliant.

Really like this. It's so well paced. Takes its time, doesn't hurry, but picks up a bit of speed when needed. It's one I'd love to hear read. Feels a little like the kind of storytelling you get from 'storytellers'.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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Pretty much all of them make me cry Joe....sad or happy ! Because they all touch a chord...but I would have to be in a very 'good' place to read the one about Clare Crying or Very sad



Hello Jill, all poems sad or happy are written to hopefully be read.
If you would like me to post "A Beardie Still" I will.
Best wishes, Joe x

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I have read this one of Harry before Joe and cried, was it in Bearded news?
What about posting a happy one "The Best of Friends", Apologies if you have already posted it Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

DanaC wrote:
Brilliant.

Really like this. It's so well paced. Takes its time, doesn't hurry, but picks up a bit of speed when needed. It's one I'd love to hear read. Feels a little like the kind of storytelling you get from 'storytellers'.



Thank you Dana, I too would like to hear this poem read and after hearing you read a poem on one of your videos I think that you may be just the person to do it justice, if you fancy having a go please feel free to do so, I would be delighted, I bet a few FBC-ers would be too.

Best wishes, Joe x
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kathryn wrote:
I have read this one of Harry before Joe and cried, was it in Bearded news?
What about posting a happy one "The Best of Friends", Apologies if you have already posted it Rolling Eyes



Hello Kathryn, yes I did have "Harry Blue" in the Bearded News last year.
Yes of course I will be pleased to post "The Best Of Friends" for you.

Best Wishes, Joe x

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Joe, please, please, please post your poem "A Beardie Still". Would love to read more. And please tell me about this Beardie News cos I feel I'm missing out on something!

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DanaC wrote:
Brilliant.

Really like this. It's so well paced. Takes its time, doesn't hurry, but picks up a bit of speed when needed. It's one I'd love to hear read. Feels a little like the kind of storytelling you get from 'storytellers'.



Thank you Dana, I too would like to hear this poem read and after hearing you read a poem on one of your videos I think that you may be just the person to do it justice, if you fancy having a go please feel free to do so, I would be delighted, I bet a few FBC-ers would be too.

Best wishes, Joe x
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Har! I'd love to. Unfortunately my little casio camera with its youtube video record function has comprehensively died. My super-duper can't go wrong, fool proof, DSLR camera can only record images but no sound. D'oh!

So I am currently unable to do readings.

Also: reading through it. I think that's a poem that would work best with a Scottish accent, and especially a male voice. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

DanaC wrote:
The Poem Man wrote:
DanaC wrote:
Brilliant.

Really like this. It's so well paced. Takes its time, doesn't hurry, but picks up a bit of speed when needed. It's one I'd love to hear read. Feels a little like the kind of storytelling you get from 'storytellers'.



Thank you Dana, I too would like to hear this poem read and after hearing you read a poem on one of your videos I think that you may be just the person to do it justice, if you fancy having a go please feel free to do so, I would be delighted, I bet a few FBC-ers would be too.

Best wishes, Joe x
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Har! I'd love to. Unfortunately my little casio camera with its youtube video record function has comprehensively died. My super-duper can't go wrong, fool proof, DSLR camera can only record images but no sound. D'oh!

So I am currently unable to do readings.

Also: reading through it. I think that's a poem that would work best with a Scottish accent, and especially a male voice. Smile



What a shame, never mind Dana, thank you for your suggestion, although a very nice idea it isn't exactly what I had in mind.
Thank you anyway,
Best wishes, Joe x

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ah well. Maybe when I (eventually) sort out a camera that can do videos with sound I'll do a reading :p
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I must get my eyes tested...my visions gone all blurred!
Another lovely poem Smile
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