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The Emperor Is Dead

Discussion in 'Hermit Crab Obituaries - In Memory Of "Skip".' started by Kali_Ma, Jan 7, 2005.

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  1. Kali_Ma

    Kali_Ma (Small Crab)

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    Alas, Poor Norton, I hardly knew ye:
    You were the saddest little crab I'd ever seen.
    Your shell was crack'd, you could not hide,
    Your feet were broken, missing leg.
    It hurt you to walk.
    I saw you in the store and couldn't leave you there to die.
    So I brought you home.
    I fed you. I gave you the waters of life.
    You left your broken home and entered one anew,
    But then you sat, and stared, and ate no more.
    Two miserable, suffering weeks you lingered,
    And then my houseguest saw you,
    Naked,
    Dragging your pitiful body through the tank,
    You painfully, slowly climbed into the sea water
    And there you sat.
    But you would not reshell, and you lingered
    In the twilight time between life and death for another long day.
    But there was no mistaking your passing
    The odor from your shrinking remains was unmistakable.
    And so I wept
    For you, the crab I never got to know.
    Farewell, you poor, doomed beast.
    Farewell.

    Kerie
     
  2. pblove

    pblove (Micro Crab)

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    Oh that dear little angel, rest well Norton, may you never know pain again.
    You were loved.
    I was just looking at your pictures last night Keri, was going to ask you today how he was doing. I saw the picture when you first got him in that terribly cracked shell, poor little dear one.
    I am sorry for your loss Keri.
     
  3. SuperMom

    SuperMom "First Molt In Progress"

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    So sorry to hear about Norton. {{{HUGS}}}
     
  4. osippi

    osippi Hi, I'm New Here!

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    I almost cried reading your sweet poem. Im so sorry for your loss, although, atleast he was loved very much in his last moments... [​IMG]
     
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