Monday, February 11, 2013

To The Memory of Marley Terrier

In December, we lost a dear friend, Marley Terrier, on Twitter and in the blog world.  If you didn't know Marley and his TerrierTypist than you missed out on a truly remarkable friend.  He was always there for everyone - welcoming and introducing new pals to each other and writing funny posts about his adventures on his blog, Marley and Lola's Border Terrier Life.

When Marley went OTRB, my good pal Ollie (@theGObros) informed me that all the friends were contributing letters, photos, anecdotes, etc. to a book for Marley's family.  Ollie made a special request of me...to write a poem for the cover of the book.

I held this poem from my blog since then so that Marley's family would be the first to read it and I now have permission from them to share it here.  So I present my elegy:

 
To The Memory of Marley Terrier
 
Goodbye, the often heard "ello for you",
We now sit and wonder, what do we do?
Whether morning, afternoon or evening,
There'll never be such a sincere greeting
To lift our spirits and cheer our hearts
And help new furiends with their Twitter starts.
O too soon! over the Rainbow you soar
In a proper sit, we still wait for more:
Big news from the weekend, weather reports,
Latest in food, teasing Lola for sports.
In with the typist, curled up in a lap.
Out in the garden, where you sneak in a nap.
But puddles of sun need not a canine
To bring in warmth and continue to shine.
A noble Border, one never afraid
To help a terrier who may have strayed.
Such generous gifts, to help dogs in need
Let all be inspired, no matter the breed.
Once more, ello; our goodbye and farewell,
Oh how short here, in this life you did dwell.
Let your bit broken heart beat and bound;
In fields o'er the rainbow as you race around.
 


52 comments:

  1. Lovely poem pal. Tears again!

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    1. Thanks. It always makes me teary-eyed when I read it.

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  2. Leaky eyes here as well...Marley made a huge impact on the hearts and lives of so many...he had the most generous spirit and a wonderful sense of mischief...I miss him...

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  3. We did not know him on twitter or his blog...so sad but what a great tribute;.

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  4. That was so.....well, sweet, Oz. I didn't know Marley, but he must have been one of the best.

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    1. He was definitely a fine gent, Sage! You would've loved him.

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  5. What a beautiful poem OZ... Very lovely.

    Have a great day.

    hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

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  6. What a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  7. Very sweet poem Oz! Sorry about the loss of your friend.

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    1. Oh Oz - on an unrelated note, I am waiting to hear back from the lady at HooRag about your prize, sorry for the delay.

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    2. Not a problem, Ann. I am patiently waiting.

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  8. Oh Oz, that was a beautiful poem my friend! I agree with Rohan...tear!

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  9. That was a lovely poem Oz and it brought mommy and I to tears this afternoon while reading it. I think that it is great everyone is contributing something in remembrance of him.

    XO,
    Ralph

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    1. Hi Ralph. Thank you. The book is wonderful - 48+ pages of letter and photos and poems all for Marley.

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  10. So beautiful! Brings tears to my eyes.

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  11. i am so sorry you lost your friend....that is a beautiful poem....

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    1. Thanks Rem. And glad to see you back in blogville.

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  12. So sorry about your friend. What a beautiful rememberance.

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  13. What a lovely tribute to Marley.

    Sheba.

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  14. So sorry for the loss of your friend. What a lovely tribute.

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  15. That was a very nice tribute. :)

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  16. Great tribute to your friend, Oz. Surely Marley is smiling at the Bridge.

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  17. Oh Oz, you are the sweetest furend!! I'm sorry abouts your buddie, butts I thinks this will be very special to his pack.
    Gots a snot rag?
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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    1. Thank you, Ruby. *Passes tissue box*

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  18. Marley was such a special woofie. I know he's at the bridge, watching over us all (and sending me the occasional angelic THWOCK)

    Such a lovely tribute, my sweet friend. You're very talented.

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    1. BOL d'Artagnan. I forgot about the THWOCKS. He was very special indeed. Thank you.

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  19. That was a beautiful poem. I have never heard of him before, but I feel so bad for them, this is so sad. I am off to visit their blog right now.

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    1. Thank you, Kirby. Marley was very young, only 6, when he went OTRB.

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  20. What a lovely poem, Oz. Leaky eyes but smiles in remembering the good times too. x

    Nicola x

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    1. Yes, there are lots of smiles when one thinks of Marley.

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  21. I did not really know Marley, but that was such a beautiful tribute.

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  22. Oh that is just the sweetest!!

    Big wags,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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