Luc - by Kylie Brigman
Kylie recently wrote this poem as a part of a high school assignment to emulate the style of an Elie Wiesel poem titled "Never Shall I Forget."
While Wiesel's poem (click here for that poem) offers a clear indication of the horrors of the Holocaust, Kylie's poem offers a juxtaposition in that humanity can reach an endearing love, not only for another, but for other living beings who share our planet. Poetry can be very illusive in meaning, etc. but Kylie captures the pleasures of meeting a new friend and family member for the first time. Enjoy!
Never shall I forget that day, the day we got our puppy Luc, that gave my family the laughter we didn't know we were missing.
Never shall I forget that excitement on the lengthy drive to pick him up.
Never shall I forget the smile that spread over my face as I gazed out the window toward him.
Never shall I forget the warmth of the tiny body as he was placed into my arms.
Never shall I forget the most memorable drive home with him in my lap.
Never shall I forget those tiny legs running through the grass once we arrived home.
Never shall I forget those things, even when his fur turns grey.
3/14/2021 09:20:47 pm
Dan, your daughter is an amazing writer and I absolutely LOVE what she has written. I felt ever single emotion and felt every single feeling she felt with the meeting of Luc all the way to when she got him home and every feeling beyond that.
3/15/2021 11:26:40 am
This really brings Kylie's feelings to MY heart! What an expression of love !! Even without the pictures, I am deeply touched and loving this precious little puppy. Kylie's love is evident throughout the poem, and I now share her love for this sweet canine boy!
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