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BLADE....A poem for you.

July 23rd, 2007, 01:33 AM
When it all started-

Milestone of sort-

No answers -

I miss you Blade,

Twelve years ago an angel came to me
Full of life and love, an orange tabby
You came into my heart and made yourself a home
In every fiber of your being, an angelic glow was shone
Unconditional love, you gave by the ton
I thought we had forever, me and my fur son
The years flew by as they usually do
Those wonderful days with Quincy, Dudabug and you.
The days marched on, days into years
Soon from my dry eyes out would flow the tears
A sudden illness, it caught us by surprise
My greatest fear I did soon realize.
That evening, Iíll always recall
I came home to find you, not doing well at all
I held you tight as we went for care
And tried to wipe from your eyes, that distant stare.
Test after test after test we ran
Trying to find what was at hand
The Doctors were all puzzled
We didnít understand
For a few days at least, you were feeling better
Only for more test to run and more storm to weather.
And as your little body gave way, your spirit held strong
For three weeks my Blade, you held on
During this time of medication and test
Your glorious personality never did rest.
June 22, 2007 was the day you let me know
That it was our time, for me to let you go.
As I prepared to make that decision, the one I knew Iíd regret
You had one more act of kindness, one more blessing yet.
In one final act of courage, you spared me that decision to make
As it was you that decided, when your last breath to take
Thatís just like you, so courageous, so loving, so smart
Even in your last breath, you were more worried about my heart.
And then the silenceÖÖÖ it was abound
I just wanted to hold you tighter but my knees hit the ground.
I shook and I cried from a place deep inside me
My God no! Iíve just lost my orange tabby..!
I donít even recall that drive home
How I got there, its beside me
I just remember being alone
Me and my empty pet taxi.
Those first few days without you were just a blur
Because around each corner there was no orange fur.
There is now a void in our life as you are not home
Twelve years together, one month since youíre gone.
I miss you my ole boy, you know that I do
Iíd give my next ten years for one more with you.
And Quincy doesnít use the window perch anymore
As it was built for two
Seems she would rather lay on the floor
Than to perch without you.
I know our days today are sad
And they may last that way for awhile
But I know one day soon
Iíll think of you and smile
Thank you, my ole boy, for choosing me to care for you
I hope you realize, I did the best that I could do.
In my life, I suppose in time
New paw prints will be made
But in my heart, none will replace
The paw print left by my Blade.

I love and miss you my Blade

July 23rd, 2007, 06:56 AM
Shane that's beautiful,Blade is smiling down at you:cat:
Writing can sometimes be very therapeutic,even if it is through tears and yours is a wondeful tribute to much loved Blade.

July 23rd, 2007, 07:02 AM
What an amazing tribute to Blade, you had me in tears from the first line.

Your poem should be printed and framed and placed in a spot where you can see it and remember the good times!

:rip: sweet Blade

July 23rd, 2007, 07:31 AM
Very nice poem.

July 23rd, 2007, 08:46 AM
That was a beautiful poem. When my cat passed away on Christmas Eve I wrote her a poem too and yours just made me remember all of that. You had me in tears! Blade is always going to be a part of you, I can tell you that for sure. It's been 8 years since my little one was hit and I still cry at night every once in awhile when I get to thinking about her or read my poems to her. You should rest knowing he knew you gave him a wonderful life :)