Thursday, June 28, 2007

For Buzzerbee, but mostly for his family

The Last Battle

it should be that I grow frail and weak,

and the pain should keep me from my sleep,

Then will you do what must be done,

for this, the last battle can't be won.

You will be sad I understand,

but don't let grief stay your hand.

For on this day, more than the rest,

your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,

you wouldn't want me to suffer so.

When the time comes, please let me go.

Take me where my needs they'll tend,

only stay with me till the end.

And hold me firm and speak to me

until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree

it is a kindness you do to me.

Although my tail its last has waved,

from pain and suffering I have been saved.

Don't grieve that it must be you

who has to decide this thing to do.

We've been so close, we two, these years,

don't let your heart hold any tears.

-- Author Unknown


jcfloresinc said...

That's a wonderful tribute. He is a very handsome cat.
Samantha & Tigger

Daisy said...

Oh, that made my eyes leak. I am so sad about Buzzy.

DEBRA said...

This is a beautiful poem, and very touching. We're gonna miss Buzz too.

~Abby(very very sad)

Marilynn said...

What a beautiful poem. It reminds me of one in a condolence card a friend of mine gave me after I had to make the decision to help my beloved Pluto to the Bridge. (I hadn't had to make a decision like that in over twelve years, and it was almost impossible.)

It's very sad, but it's also the right thing to do. It's just very, VERY hard.


Skeezix the Cat said...

Sadie - We definitly shood combine forses for the 4th of July berthday bash!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

aw, sad. it is a brave and loving thing to do, just sad.

Chairman Mao said...

Such a bee-yootiful tribute. I am sad about Buzzy, too.

Sendin' kittyhugs and purrs.

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

What a beautiful poem and tribute to Buzzerbee. All our eyes are leaking for him.

Caesar and Princess said...

what a sweet poem, and a very beautiful remembrance that we must not be afraid to let go.

our hearts are with Buzzy's family

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

it's a very lovely poem, and it made our Lady extra extra leaky.

Eric and Flynn said...

A beautiful poem and it gave us all leaky eyes.