the remorseful escort
you did not hear her last cries
trapped inside the carrier case
the confusion in her eyes
penetrating my mind
and weakening my spirit
as I attempted to justify
why the end must be near
as we drove away I wondered
if she really had reached
her ninth and final life
or would the ultimate solution
transport her someplace special
where there is no pain
and love is everlasting
Missy Kitty – Born 1999
twenty-four may two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved
Nice poem, made me tear up a little
Sent from my iPhone
Thank you Norma…it’s funny (strange not haha) how poetry comes a little easier when it comes directy from the heart.
Aw, nice poem! Reminds me a little of what Neil Gaiman went through with his dog: http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2013/01/the-power-of-dog-cabal-2003-2013.html
Thank you Millie. And thank you for sharing the wonderful story of Cabal. It made me think of our family dog Sadie–a beautiful Samoyed who left us when the kids were in their teens.
Oh I don’t want to hit like on this. Sorry to read of this. Pets can be very dear companions, non judgemental and often a source of comfort. Often not realizing the gravity of their loss until we suddenly look for them and they’re not there.
Thank you Rhonda…I’d have a hard time “liking” this one too. We certainly appreciate your sentiment. Thank you once again.
My eyes welled up. Your poem reminds me of my cat, Sassy, who is up in the sky right now… Thank you for the beautiful poem!
Thank you, Miwako.
So sad !! Must have been really hard for you to take the kitty on a final trip .
Thank you for your support, Lola.
A heartbreaking but loving decision- still so difficult to let go of a sweet companion. My heart goes out to you and your fam – K
Thank you, K.
I am SO Sorry for your Loss 😦
Thank you, Bonnie.
So sad to hear about that Miss Kitty. A cat becomes a family member but we outlive them way to often….
Thank you for the comment, Björn – she will be missed by many.