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poetry by j matthew waters

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
Missy Kitty – Born 1999

twenty-four may two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
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16 thoughts on “the remorseful escort

  1. Norma Waters on said:

    Nice poem, made me tear up a little

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. 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.

  3. Rhonda L. Brockmeyer on said:

    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.

  4. 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!

  5. So sad !! Must have been really hard for you to take the kitty on a final trip .

  6. 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

  7. cyberbonn on said:

    I am SO Sorry for your Loss 😦

  8. So sad to hear about that Miss Kitty. A cat becomes a family member but we outlive them way to often….

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