Saturday, November 19, 2011

Shattered



Shattered

Lethal injection,
to stop a beating heart,
shattered mine like glass.

My decision-
to end the life
of my sweet friend.

I hold myself accountable.



Word of the Day: heart-rending. (adj) causing much grief or mental anguish.

11 comments:

  1. oh my..that's not easy..we had to do this to our dog...and my heart was bleeding..

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  2. this is heavy...to bear responsibility for friends death...i imagine it to be a brutal thing...and you accomplished it in so few words here...

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  3. not an easy decision to make...nice one ~

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  5. I am quite certain the kitty thanked you for an amazing life, tons of love and affection, and making the end much easier.

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  6. This is fearsome to me,
    how can you decide to end life of your friend?

    it must be a hard one.

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  7. Powerful prose. I'm sorry for your loss. While I don't equate animals to people, they are still part of our lives and families. And to many of us, they are our best friends.

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  8. Powerful words and heart-rending. Takes nerve of steel. Great haiku!

    Hank

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  9. Heart-rending, yes. Well penned.

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  10. I'm so sorry for your loss, for this change. Your poem is heart-felt

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