Here is a sonnet I wrote for a friend with an aging cat

@mcat19 (1358)
United States
June 18, 2009 4:35pm CST
Don’t run to watch the birdies any more; don’t sit and watch them from the window sill; don’t eat the food in my dish on the floor; just want to lie in sunlight and be still. Don’t run to her each time I hear her voice; don’t sleep with her up on the big soft bed; I want to, but I just don’t have a choice; my bones are achy; I’ll lie here instead. I think back on the years I spent with her, remembering the playtimes and the fun; remembering her hand touching my fur; remembering the time when I was young. I know that soon I need to go away, I’ll stay a while so she can face that day. ©2009MargyO
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
18 Jun 09
made me cry again for Nino
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I hope they were healing tears.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
18 Jun 09
probably too soon to heal
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Every tear helps healing, but I'll send you hugs instead.
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@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
9 Jul 09
Thank you for sharing that sad but tugging poem. I hope she can stay for the comfort and joy of living life...for her own self too. :o) But you have a way with words. Purrs to the older cat of your friend's.
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
9 Jul 09
Thank you for your kind comments. I have a whole book of poems about cats called Cat-House Sonnets, 100 poems celebrating cats. Check it out at http://www.jorlanpublishing.com/Cat-HouseSonnets.htm or at Amazon.
@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
10 Jul 09
Good for you, And I'm sure you're very proud of your accomplishments publishing your own book. Congrats. :o) Meows to you.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
19 Jun 09
Awwww…I am crying as I type! My baby is 13 and I hope he will stay with me a long while yet because I love him so much! I love your poem mcat it touches me very much and I think it is the things that touch your heart and leave you with something that are so special. Well done it is a lovely piece!
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
19 Jun 09
I'm sorry I made you cry, but I'm thrilled that you like my poem. I have funny ones in my book Cat-House Sonnets, 100 poems celebrating cats. Those don't get sad until the end of the book.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
20 Jun 09
My cat is sick at the moment and I will be taking him to the vet tomorrow. I am quite worried about him so I won't read any sad ones just yet! You obviously have a gift, good on you, you are talented! Wish me luck at the vets!
19 Jun 09
Hi mscat19, That is so beautiful and yet so sad, reminded of my smudge, she lived for 23 years and she just got old and just sat in one place till she had to go away, just brought my the memory of Smudge, my black ande white cat. Thanks. Tamara
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Smudge had a very good life with you, now she lives forever in your heart. Twenty-three is very long for a cat. You must be a wonderful cat-mom.
19 Jun 09
Hi mscats19, I have two cat now from a kitten age and they are bot 10 years old but behave like as if they are still young, Tom always chases me round till he catch me and roll about for a tickle and play hide and seek with me, Baby my female cat chases a small ball of paper around and even tries to catch her own tail, lol! they are bot so sweet, love them. Hugs. Tamara
• United States
19 Jun 09
awwwww that's sad and yet sweet at the same time. makes me think of my "kids" when they got old. damn,i'm gonna cry now.