Poetry Contest

The cover photo on this page is a picture suggesting that all pets go to heaven (Photo prompt by Marcella Leff, administrator)

You may write a poem in any style or form ONLY about pet death. Post the poem only. Explanation about your poem is permissible. No other photos. Poems with photos will be deleted. You may post as many poems as you want but comments are counted per poem only.

Winner will be judged by the most original comments. One person can make many comments but only counts as one comment for winning at the end of the time limit. Your own comments do not count because you cannot judge your own poem.

Contest will be from March 31 until April 7, 9:30 pm. All members are invited to enter this contest. You can add your friends to join. Challenge them.

Administrators may post examples of poems but are not eligible to win. Administrators can like your poems but their comments do not count.

A new prompt will be posted every week. This is the second in the death and dying series for National Poetry Month for April. Other weeks will feature grieving and the afterlife.


A brand new home

Country serene

Beautiful trees

Beautiful greens

Mushrooms in hiding

Swing set in place

A sandbox in waiting

For our feet to place

Then one day arrived

The school bus was stopped

The driver was walking

Where we sat and talked

He said with a gentle voice

He talked with new tears

He said things had changed

Our home was not here

I sat in silence

As I took in what he said

Then I thought of our collie

My Gus, who lay on my bed

I cried and then screamed

As I raced off the bus

I ran towards the crowd

And straight for my Gus

My mom reached out

And took me in arms

She consoled with her words

She did the best with her charm

I lay awake each night for weeks

Remembering the words from Kevin

I miss my best friend

Who is now living in heaven.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd



4 thoughts on “Poetry Contest

    • At first I wasn’t sure what you were speaking of; but then I think you were referring to the photo and not my poem. The photo was not picked by me but the administrator of the group of poetry

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