Friday, December 26, 2008

We Don't Know What To Call This...

Twas the day after ChrissyMouse, the place was a mess,
There was paper and mousies and treats we both guess.

The papers were shredded, the the mousies afloor,
We'd eaten our full of the treats; said "no more".

The Big Thing appeared with a smile so bright
Our eyes were detracted to slits from the light.

He sat down beside us, and stroking our furs,
Said "It's all just us now. Your mine, and I'm yours".

A New Year is coming and life goes along.
We honor the old and we sing them a song.

Of the love we have for them and the kitties we miss
But we must move on bravely, no tears and no hiss.

He spoke us a list of the cats came before
And told us "reflect on their lives" and adore.

"Cats come and they go, and the Beings the same"
The years may be difrent, but one thing remains.

The bargain continues from ages of old.
When cats met the Beings who sheltered from cold.

That cats caught the mousies who ate of the grain
And Beings provided the shelter from rain.

That Beins would love us and we would love them
As equals and peers; like diamonds and gems.

Unlike other critters, domestic and prey,
We cats have connections the others can't say.

The others are taken, for food or for work,
But we, the grand cathood, are not of that quirk.

We stay, when we want to, as choices we make
But leave, when we want to, our freedom to take.

The Beins will love us, as always they must,
But time comes upon us to have wanderlust.

Or stay around when times get hard, the choice is up to we
Who bridge the gap twixt house and field, so freely easily.

But let us thank them for their care, because sometimes we gain
The quiet soft release at last, relieving us of pain...

The Rainbow Bridge does call too soon, until we meet again.


PB 'n J said...

That was wonderful! We will bookmark it furrever!

We're super glad that you liked all the Secret paws stuff - that stinky goodness is one of our favorites, so we're glad you liked it :-)

We hope you all had a wonderful Christymouse!

Pearl, Bert and Jake

Everycat said...

That's beautiful Mark. Really lovely. Could it be called...

"Song of The Grand Cathood" ?

We wish you, LC and Ayla a very Happy New Year

Whicky Wuudler & Family

Parker said...

That was beautiful.
Well done. Well said.

Sassy Kat said...

That was really nice. I am telling Opus to head over and read this, I know he will like it too as his sweet brother, Roscoe, went to the bridge in September. This was a nice way to remember all that have gone. Moth had tears in her eyes when she was done reading it.
Bleessing to LC, Ayla, and the family during this holiday season.

The Cat Realm said...

What a lovely poem, thank you so much for it! Our maid's eyes are leaking all the same - but I think it is joyous and wonderful!
Happy Holidays

Cheysuli and gemini said...

A lovely boxing day poem. How about Of Cats and Beans?

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a lovely poem.

Except when we read it, we think of "But we must move on bravely, through tears and a hiss." Because there are tears, no matter how brave one is or tries to be. And because both laughter and tears are part of loving another person or furry.

Hug the ones you have, because you're right, they leave too soon.

Angus Mhor said...

I like that! TBT has such poesy in him.

Teri said...

Lovely poetry, you brought our thoughts to words

Teri and the cats of Furrydance

The Island Cats said...

Great poem! Thanks for sharing that with all of us!

Gretchen and Mike said...

That was a very lovely poem. I'm glad you all had a good Christmas.
We've had better, but it was stil a good Christmas. The snow is still with us and makes it really hard to get out. Pa Bean got out for the first time in a week. He was very worried about his feral kitties that he feeds and they were very, very happy to see him today. Thank goodness someone else gave them head rubs and some scraps. They are good mousers so they didn't really go hungry.

Holiday Hugs...Gretchen, Mike and the Mom Bean

The Fluffy Tribe said...

Oh Ayla and LC I gots my Secret Paws from you and it was so special. I loved all the wrapped pressies and the feffers were sooper. I just luv the fluffy mousie. I buried my nose in it for a long time and carried it off. Mom promises she will put up picatures this weekend so you can sees. Luvs-Ko Ko of the Fluffy Tribe