Shiloh by Alicia

You close your eyes and see my face
And think of times I made you laugh
The love we shared the bond we had
The special way I needed you –
The friendship shared by just we two.
The day’s too quiet the world seems older
The wind blows now a little colder.
You gaze into the empty air
And look for me but I’m not there –
I’m in heaven and I watch you
And I see the world around you too.
I see little souls wearing fur
Souls who bark and souls who purr
Born unwanted and unloved –
I see all this and more above –
I watch them suffer I see them cry
I see them lost I watch them die.
I see unwanted thousands born –
And when they die nobody mourns.

These little souls wearing fur
(Some who bark and some who purr)
Are castaways who – unlike me –
Will never know love or security.
A few short months they starve and roam
Or caged in shelters – nobody takes home.
They’re special too (furballs of pleasure)
Filled with love and each one a treasure.
My pain and suffering came to an end
So don’t cry for me my person my friend.
But think of the living – those souls with fur
(some who bark and some who purr) –
And though our bond can’t be broken apart
Make room for another in your home and your heart.



2, May 2000