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Monday, October 22, 2012

Tribute poem for Diamond


For Lyn

She said, almost casually
over a cup of tea at the Halifax Cafe
'My cat died last week
I just got the ashes'
There was a tightening around her eyes
I might have missed it
The conversation scarcely missed a beat
As I left she said
'Oh yes, I miss him dreadfully'

It was not the time
to take her in my arms
and weep with her

Joy Allen

13 comments:

Princess Jasmine said...

Awwwww Diamond we miss you so much too. Big hugs to those you left behind. Until we meet again xxxx

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

That was an amazing poem. Purrs to you.

Nicola Carpenter said...

Lovley poem. Lots of purrs to you xxx

the Paw Relations

kimluthy said...

It's a beautiful poem; time will help too Lynettea, I know because I lost my 12 years old car Jake in May. I still feel the tears when I think about him but not like how it used to be, my other cat really help us dealing with Jake's passing as well.
Ps I'm a fan of your blog, but rarely comment

kimluthy said...

After six months I still cannot bear to spread Jake's ashes in his favorite places on the back yard.

Kari said...

We suffer terribly when we loose them. We try to be brave but our sorrow is just under the surface.

meowmeowmans said...

What a beautiful poem. We miss Diamond, and can only imagine what you are going through, Lynettea. We send you many heartfelt purrs, prayers and hugs of comfort.

Keisha said...

That is very kind.

The Island Cats said...

We know there is a Diamond size hole in your heart. Purrs to you....

Brian said...

Hugs, hugs and more hugs from all of us.

Stacy Hurt said...

Oh I love that poem. So very spot on.

xoxo
Ms. Stella O'Houligan

Katie and Glogirly said...

Such a beautiful poem.
We're so sorry for your loss. We know how hard it is.
xo
Glogirly & Katie

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

That poem is truly touching....Diamond lives on in your heart and is sending you purrs from heaven xx