This is a work in progress. T.J., our most beautiful kitty (my avatar) is in his final days as we prepare to release him to his next adventure at the Rainbow Bridge with his old friend, Buddy Guy, and his predecessor, Bingo (aka: King Bing, The God Cat). The poem came to me today out of the blue. I might fine tune it, and I might leave it as it is, raw, like my emotions tonight.
Susan "Susie Squillions" Lynch, March 8, 2010
Susan Ayres Lynch, March 8, 2010
T.J. is the cat with the shimmering fur
Who rumbles a big, strong, leonine purr.
He has the most smashing, magnificent coat
Colored in shades of brown, gold, peach, and oat.
He rattles the rafters with greatest effect
You’ll know what he’s saying, oh yes, you can bet!
His meow is the best that you’ll ever hear
Whether it comes from quite far, or quite near.
The day that we met he leapt into my arms
And wiggled right into my heart with his charms.
A heart that was broken from saying goodbye
To a another wonderful, special, fur guy.
I swore that Bingo had tossed him to me
As if to say, “This is the one meant for thee.”
T.J. and me, we couldn’t have fought it
We were meant to be, there's no doubt about it.
I became Momcat and he was my fur son,
I didn’t know then he’d become Number One
Within my heart in the blink of an eye,
I thought he was just sent to silence my cries.
But he was the one who helped me to heal
And filled me with love that was ever so real.
He taught me that, yes, I could open my heart
And that loving him was the best way to start.
Now he is the one who is breaking my heart.
The time has now come when we have to part
So he can go on to his new life above,
But I know he’ll surround me with all his love.