An Ode to a Friend

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jpettit
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An Ode to a Friend

Post by jpettit » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:54 am

I fell in love with a smile, and a pair of murky green eyes, and the kindest being on the planet.

Waking up was no longer a choir: it became a garden of heaven, bearing the fruit of joy and the nectar of triumph. It was a friendship of mortals allowed to dance in the houses of the Gods. Singing the sonata of spirit, stars lit brihgt a universal stage -- a stage for two.

The rhythm was fast, light and timeless, but not timeless enough.

The garden is now overrun with a desolate river of tears. Stars fade from view; the sonata becomes an elegy. The universe is shroad in blackness, the empty blackness of a silent grave. But through it all that smile remains.

I would give up years of my life to keep you here for but another week. All wordly goods would be cast into the fire but to hear your voice serenade me for just one more hour. But you, you just smile, saying everything is fine even as the colour fades from eternity.

The midnight hour strikes. How do you say goodbye? I just cling tighter. There are no tears left, just a smile; the smile of the greatest friend ever, one who I had no right to know.

But I do know you. And I will never forget the happiness you gave this poor little soul. And I grieve for you.
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Today, my cat lost the big fight. He was with me since I can remember, and the memories were all warm and happy. It was all quite sudden, and I was in no shape prepared for this. It was 'only' a cat, but he was best friend, my one constant in life, and now he is gone. I'll be back when the grief stops. Thanks for your support.


RIP Joey. I miss you already. Where's my purring pillow when I need him most?

kcollins
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grief is not the best subject

Post by kcollins » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:08 pm

one can only sympathise with grief - life is full of ups and downs but the loss of a loved one human or animal has an incredible effect on the living - being human is to know and grow and hopefully not forget all that has gone before - always be respectful and humane. as everyone knows or will know what you are going through at this moment - it will get easier and please in time help another pet have a wonderful home - time as they say.... - for all those lost loves rip

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Re: An Ode to a Friend

Post by ferdyrojo » Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:15 pm

jpettit wrote:I fell in love with a smile, and a pair of murky green eyes, and the kindest being on the planet.

Waking up was no longer a choir: it became a garden of heaven, bearing the fruit of joy and the nectar of triumph. It was a friendship of mortals allowed to dance in the houses of the Gods. Singing the sonata of spirit, stars lit brihgt a universal stage -- a stage for two.

The rhythm was fast, light and timeless, but not timeless enough.

The garden is now overrun with a desolate river of tears. Stars fade from view; the sonata becomes an elegy. The universe is shroad in blackness, the empty blackness of a silent grave. But through it all that smile remains.

I would give up years of my life to keep you here for but another week. All wordly goods would be cast into the fire but to hear your voice serenade me for just one more hour. But you, you just smile, saying everything is fine even as the colour fades from eternity.

The midnight hour strikes. How do you say goodbye? I just cling tighter. There are no tears left, just a smile; the smile of the greatest friend ever, one who I had no right to know.

But I do know you. And I will never forget the happiness you gave this poor little soul. And I grieve for you.
__________________________________________________________

Today, my cat lost the big fight. He was with me since I can remember, and the memories were all warm and happy. It was all quite sudden, and I was in no shape prepared for this. It was 'only' a cat, but he was best friend, my one constant in life, and now he is gone. I'll be back when the grief stops. Thanks for your support.


RIP Joey. I miss you already. Where's my purring pillow when I need him most?

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Post by mgomdysey » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:13 am

i wish you a quick recovery losing someone you love even if it's 'only' a cat is hard..just work hard and you ll get through it..coming from someone who has cats and birds as pets
i wish you the best
mgomdysey
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Post by jjones » Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:19 am

Jonathan,

You have ALL my sympathy...you and I have talked about our animals and I now how I felt wehen my first cat had to leave this place...devastated!
I understand and you know that I am here for you if you need to talk and Im with you more then I can put into words!

You will recover, my old friend
Love

Jeff

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Post by davidswhite » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:16 am

Jonathan, I know too well what you're going through,and you have my
profound sympathy.
Last December 27th my Maltese of over 14 yrs.,Sammy,died in my arms.
Like your Joey was to you,my Sammy was my best friend.
Unlike you I had months to prepare and,believe me,I would have preferred
sudden.
The pain does lessen though and I wholeheartedly endorse an earlier
respondent's suggestion that you consider enriching another cat's life.
All my best,
David

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