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A Distant Dream

That feeling you have after a worst fear was realized and you've become accustomed to your new normal.

By Donna Fox (HKB)Published about a year ago โ€ข Updated about a year ago โ€ข 1 min read
A Distant Dream
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Its been a month

Since she left us

Since her pain was relieved

Since we've accepted our new normal

It doesn't feel the same

It doesn't feel right

It doesn't feel real

I still hear her paws on the floor

I still see her waiting to greet me when I get home

I still miss her

It feels like a distant dream

It feels like she's been gone forever

It feels like it only happened yesterday

Time is fluid

Time is irrelevant

Time is what came calling for her...


It was her time and I wasn't ready, I'm still not ready. I didn't know it would be this hard with you, Belle.

We miss you everyday!

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About the Creator

Donna Fox (HKB)

Thank you for stopping by!! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฉต

If you are interested in longer works by me, I have two books published on Amazon.

Jogger's Trail and Fox in The Hole.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran11 months ago

    I'm so sorry for your loss ๐Ÿฅบ I lost my cat one and a half years ago due to his illness. This poem hit home. It's exactly how I feel. I wasn't ready at all. Love this poem!

  • I love my pets and I loved this poem. Great writing

  • Manikanda Ramanabout a year ago


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  • Ammu about a year ago

    heartfelt one.. loved it

  • Harmony Kentabout a year ago

    Heartfelt and moving, Donna ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  • Vairamani Sabout a year ago


  • Novel Allenabout a year ago

    The new challenge is a great opportunity to tell Belle how you feel. Talk about the good times, the not so good times, laughter, pain. Heartfelt stories are the best ones. Gives u a chance to get closure by bidding goodbye in the end. u should try it. Belle wants you to be happy and move on, She is in happy place. Remember the good times.

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  • Furkan Ceylanabout a year ago


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