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Random Poem:

The Ballad of Candy's Dog
joekearney

Candy’s dog was old and smelt,
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He could not eat, his teeth had all gone.
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It was ill and couldn’t be helped,
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He had no friends, except for one.
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Carlson said he’d be better off dead,
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For it was frail and almost blind,
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It wouldn’t feel a thing, being shot in the head,
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Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind.
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Candy had owned the dog for such a long time,
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He refused to let his dog die,
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Killing it now would be a crime,
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‘Let him live!’ was Candy’s cry.
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He was persuaded it would be for the best,
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Carlson would kill him, it was agreed,
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To let his old pal be at rest,
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Carlson then led him outside on a lead.
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Candy lay still on his bed,
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Staring up at the ceiling,
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Knowing his dog would soon dead,
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Gave him a really bad feeling.
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A shot was heard, the deed was done,
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Candy was sad, but knew it was right,
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Carlson came back and cleaned his gun,
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The silence went on into the night.
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