#1
For Patrick. I'm sorry, this is all I could do.


"sir saint Patrick, ii"

you know,
you never would lie next to me on my bed
but when i needed it the most.
i felt you there, that night,
as i wept and begged you to stay.

and when you told us
it was time,
and that you had to go,
that your duty was done;
that i was ready and
god had greater things for you,
i found it funny that
you still found it relevant
to act like a dog,
in a place where we bring dogs to die.

and i think it’s true,
what our friend ben said:
that love is watching someone die.
i remember laying with you
throughout the night, your breathing heavy,
your paw pads hardened by rough times.
rolling into me, you adjusted your position
and we spoke with our eyes--
you had stolen my voice;
would not allow me to cry.
“cory, man, it’s time for me to die.”

and when we finally sent your soul away,
to sail across the seven seas of the sun,
to soar on high to your place within the seraphim,
mother chanced one last look, crying,
across your gilded form,
and saw what you wore for so long,
those white wings on your shoulders.
“they look just like angel wings..”
she’ll never know what you were to me.
マリ「しあわっせはーあるいってこないだーからあるいってゆっくんだねーん 
いっちにっちいっぽみーかでさんぽ
 さーんぽすすんでにっほさっがるー 
じーんせいはっわんつー!ぱんち・・・


"Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear." - from Tao Te Ching

#3
when I saw you had posted something, considering the PM you sent earlier, I knew it was going to be along these lines.

I've been trying to think of something to say.

I haven't yet.

#5
and i think it’s true,
what our friend ben said:
that love is watching someone die.
i remember laying with you
throughout the night, your breathing heavy,
your paw pads hardened by rough times.
rolling into me, you adjusted your position
and we spoke with our eyes--
you had stolen my voice;
would not allow me to cry.
“cory, man, it’s time for me to die.”

this is the first stanza in any piece of poetry besides my own and one other piece by Drummundo (about his dog's death that he wrote like four years ago) to ever make me shed a tear. I always wanted to use that Gibbard line but never found a way how to.

****. **** **** ****.

goddammit that you were put in a position to write this.

#8
i have never been moved by anything here, ever, until now. I am literally balling my eyes out as i write this. and also you used possibly the most beautiful line from the most beautiful songe ver, and did not put it to shame. in fact, I think you infused a new beauty into this. My god, this was something else.
#9
i don't really know the context. i'm assuming most of the other users do as they seemed terribly moved by the piece. i like a lot of it. some of it feels a little hokey and that is really what i wanted to say is that sometimes it is hard to not feel the need to write about something as drastic as someone or something's death. (i can't tell if you're using the dog metaphorically or not.. might just be the beers and pot though.) you do a really good job establishing the sorrow and happiness associated with whatever it is and i admire and praise you for that.
#10
Jimmy, thank you sir. I hope you're doing well.

Corey, <3. It's nothing compared to yours, but I tried..

D-Mal, thanks man. Post more.

Dylan, I love you.

Zanas, thanks a lot man. I wish you the best with your ball and chain.

Mat, <3.

kd, thanks so much man.. I don't know what to say.

pixies, the only person who would know is Corey. Yeah, I know some of it feels hokey.. and to be honest, I couldn't write this until now. So, it's recent, but it's not, sorta. But, I know what you mean. Thanks for reading man. I greatly value your opinions sir.

Thanks everyone.
マリ「しあわっせはーあるいってこないだーからあるいってゆっくんだねーん 
いっちにっちいっぽみーかでさんぽ
 さーんぽすすんでにっほさっがるー 
じーんせいはっわんつー!ぱんち・・・


"Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear." - from Tao Te Ching

#12
Thank you sir.
マリ「しあわっせはーあるいってこないだーからあるいってゆっくんだねーん 
いっちにっちいっぽみーかでさんぽ
 さーんぽすすんでにっほさっがるー 
じーんせいはっわんつー!ぱんち・・・


"Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear." - from Tao Te Ching

#13
This was pretty brilliant.
You're probably my favourite writer here.
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#14
I wanted to post on this because I thought I should. You already know what I think.
This is not a pipe
#16
This is absolute, Cory.
I've read this, I don't even know how many times now.
Quote by #1 synth
goddammit that you were put in a position to write this.
mmhmm.
There's a road that leads to the end of all suffering. You should take it.


- Jericho Caine


secret, aaaaagent maaan.
secret, aaaaagent maaan.
#18
this is about my 5th time reading this over; it's absolutely excellent. i'm not a "dog person" per se, but this was heartbreaking even for me.
#19
i have absolutely no idea what this is about, but i cried man.
i cried like im watching forrest gump.
i cried like i knew what you meant.
absolutley beautiful.
Im sure a savior's born every day, they just learn to stop caring before anybody gets saved.

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#20
Amazing. Simply amazing.
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#21
I read it first and I agree with the posters above me. I read it another time and decided that I don't like the line 'sail across the seven seas of the sun', for sense's sake.
There's only one thing we can do to thwart the plot of these albino shape-shifting lizard BITCHES!