Pearl The Wonder Cat by Carrie

For my “Babygirl”

I would give everything I owned
to see you one more time
to hold you purring in my arms
to feel your tongue licking my nose
as I wake slowly into the dawn.

I would try everything I could
to feed you that tunafish
to throw that furry mouse
to feel that tail hitting my face
as you walk proudly on my shoulders.

But I will do everything I can
to be strong and not crumble
to pay tribute to your memory
to love even after I’ve lost
as you’ve loved me for so long.



Pearl The Wonder Cat
17, April 2002