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Poem for Ann, as well as everyone here - please read!

post #1 of 13
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I found this poem on the internet when I lost Romeo. I wanted nothing to do with getting another. This poem change my mind. Ann, Maybe print this out and give it to hubby. I cried my eyes out but it is SOOOOO true. Okay gotta go, gonna cry again. Damn it.

Room in Your Heart

Sorrow fills a barren space;
you close your eyes and see my face
and think of times I made you laugh,
the love we shared, the bond we had,
the special way I needed you -
the friendship shared by just we two.

The day's too quiet, the world seems older,
the wind blows now a little colder.
You gaze into the empty air
and look for me, but I'm not there -
I'm in heaven and I watch you,
and I see the world around you too.

I see little souls wearing fur,
souls who bark and souls who purr
born unwanted and unloved -
I see all this and more above -
I watch them suffer, I see them cry,
I see them lost, I watch them die.
I see unwanted thousands born -
and when they die, nobody mourns.

These little souls wearing fur
(Some who bark and some who purr)
are castaways who - unlike me -
will never know love or security.
A few short months they starve and roam,
Or caged in shelters - nobody takes home.
They're special too (furballs of pleasure),
filled with love and each one, a treasure.

My pain and suffering came to an end,
so don't cry for me, my person, my friend.
But think of the living - those souls with fur
(some who bark and some who purr) -
And though our bond can't be broken apart,
make room for another in your home and your heart.

by Caro Schubert-James
post #2 of 13
Janet - that was indeed beautiful and something to remember. Noone can replace our lost fur angels, but we all can make room in our hearts for another creature to love when the time is right!
post #3 of 13
Thank you so much. We will get another kitty, but I'm planning a lengthy trip to go to see my folks and maybe a few other trips as well. But when we come back, Then I'll start working on it.
post #4 of 13
Oh that is so beautiful!
post #5 of 13

that was so touching it is such a lovely poem
thank you
post #6 of 13
Beautiful, Janet, just beautiful. Thank you.
post #7 of 13
Thank you for sharing that with us!! I'm one to keep every beautiful poem I can get. And that one is also going in Forrest's keepsake box.

Forrest's Mommy
post #8 of 13
Thats how we ended up with so many after my precious Snowflake passed. Our love for her and the love for animals she instilled in our family grew to take care of, TNR and/or find homes for more than 30 cats. Seven of whome found homes with us.
post #9 of 13
That was so beautiful Janet.

Thanks for sharing it with us.
post #10 of 13
That was so lovely, but so sad. Thank you
post #11 of 13
Thank you
post #12 of 13
That was so true. Thank You
post #13 of 13
That is so true. My friend just lost her cat of 16 years. She swore she would not get another kitty. Now that she's had some time, she's decided to get a new kitty in the beginning of April. Yay! It will be an older shelter kitty, so that will be one life saved! Great poem.
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