Garden of White Flowers Part II Duncan

Part II of a series of six poems in the form of a cherita.

II. Duncan

You were a scared and skinny cocker, afraid of your own shadow.

You were rescued and given much love and gentleness.
You were the apple of your daddy’s eye saving him from being alone.

Seasons passed and you grew old, feeble and blind.
One day he discovered you curled in your bed, stiff with death.
He buried you in his garden and planted white irises on your grave.

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. oldegg
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 00:15:36

    Dogs give so much love to their owners but sadly their lives are so short. What a beautiful Cherita this is.


  2. Kerry
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 04:48:01

    I always plant flowers on my beloved pets’ graves.


  3. Marian
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 10:15:19



  4. Sherry Marr
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 10:54:45

    So tender. I can see him, and love the white irises on his grave.


    • kanzensakura
      Nov 11, 2018 @ 11:13:53

      I felt you would like this one in the series. He still had his tail, he hadn’t been docked. It took him two weeks to get used to me because I would always be so gentle and still around him. One of the sweetest dogs I have ever known.

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  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 10:56:17

    The faithful dog… what a wonderful poem


  6. annell4
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 11:02:28

    Yes, our pets can fill our lives, and they love only you!!! A wonderful poem.


  7. anmol(alias HA)
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 11:06:49

    Oh yes, the dog and the white irises make for a compelling picture of companionship and bonding. ❤


  8. magicalmysticalteacher
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 11:11:00

    What a touching tribute to a faithful companion!


  9. sanaarizvi
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 16:21:41

    This is such a beautiful tribute to Duncan, Toni. ❤


  10. Donna@LivingFromHappiness
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 16:23:39

    What a beautiful and heart wrenching story….I love the garden you planted for him.


  11. Mary
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 18:52:06

    This breaks my heart, but then I am a softie for dogs. At least if he is buried in the garden he is close; and I am sure you will meet again. I just know that heaven is filled with dogs!


  12. Margaret Schaff Bednar
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 21:59:17

    Flower gardens are lovely memorials and burial places for our pets. We have a goldendoodle who is 14 and slowing down … it won’t be long. It breaks my heart as he grew up with the kids… but what great memories. They enrich our life. Sweet poem, beautiful photo.


  13. KB
    Nov 12, 2018 @ 02:23:07

    I lost my Cocker last Christmas. She was the dog love of my life


  14. Vivian Zems
    Nov 12, 2018 @ 09:24:55

    A time for life and a time for death. So sad 😦


  15. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Nov 13, 2018 @ 06:53:02

    There’s something particularly touching, and very right, about those white irises.


  16. Kira
    Nov 13, 2018 @ 22:42:14

    Dogs are the so loyal and bring so much joy to our hearts. This is a beautiful poem celebrating a faithful friend!


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