In the earliest days
When the cat-blogs were new,
I knew ALL the cats,
and the losses were few.
As the cat-blogs increased
and the days sped away,
My friends all grew older,
And I'm sorry to say,
That the losses grew frequenter
My heart became weakier
By seeing some friends leave this Earth
And then it was weekly,
It seemed so routine
To see a good friend
O'er The Bridge it did seem.
And now it seems daily!
And I stop this rhyme. It is becoming so hard to hear of one friend or at least known cat after another passing over the Bridge. I can hardly bear it. I can only leave what seem to me to be such inadequate few words of comfort. I sit and cry each and every time, but my comments seems so lame, saying so much less than I want to say, but not knowing how to say more.
I (and we all) know how much the loss of the dear friends mean to each and every one who has lost them, and I apologize for not being able to create a grand and loving farewell to all the kitties who mean so much to me (and especially their Beings) and deserve better comments from me when they travel to the Bridge.
I can't type through the tears.
How creative can you be when you just can't see the keyboard anymore? And remembering your own losses while trying to think of good words to those good Beings sufferring a new loss?
I'm a guy, and I don't have much experience at this. When I was younger and a friend lost a loved one, it was a tentative "tap on the shoulder and I'm sorry, dude". That was enough between us. But put into words as a comment on a blog, it sounds so lame.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that I wish I could say more specific things to each person who has lost a beloved cat about that ONE cat and the loss you are feeling, but I can't. I keep having to push the keyboard away to save it from the tears that are falling like rain.
The tears like rain are what I can offer. You won't see them, but they are there. Constant, unstopping, a tissue-box full. I can't show them over the computer, but they are here, So know that when I mention our "Best Purrs of Comfort", there is a lot more behind the simple words.
I am crying with you, for you, of you, to you, and knowing your pain of loss. I know (as most of us but the luckiest do) the pain. Just forgive me if I can't put THAT part in words at the right time as well as I would like to.
I listen to Connie Francis singing "I Will Wait For You". I'd give a link but it just keeps going to some amateur youtube video...
For Eric... Forever...