Tuesday, June 7, 2016

You Walked Away

We lost a good friend on the Homestead last week.  I have been trying to think of how to honor a cat.  Missy has been in our lives for 19 years.  She has been an outside cat all of those years. 

She has been on many adventures with our family.  A few years back, she rode to town in the engine of my husband's truck.  After spending a few days roaming around town, she ended up on the back porch of a former neighbor's house.  We were so happy to have her back with us.


To honor our dear friend, please enjoy this poem written in her honor.





You Just Walked Away
By Sherone Taylor
 
You just walked away
No notice, no words
Orange tail twitching.
 
A splotch of white
In a field somewhere
Under a fallen limb?
 
No noise to tell us
You might need help
With your dying.
 
Nearly twenty years
You meowed “NOW!
Feed Me Now!”
 
Today, you walked away
No notice, no words
To save our sorrow.