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