Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Rest in Peace, Precious Roscoe

We Ballicai send our love and purrs to Opus and to Roscoe's fambly.

"The Last Farewell" ~ Constance Jenkins

Come with me my gentle love
and let me hold you near.
I'll soothe you with my softest words
and never mind the tears.
I'll whisper words of love to you
so you will always know...
how much my heart is breaking now
as I gently let you go.
We've traveled years and miles, we two,
you've been my constant friend.
And now the kindest gift I give
brings us to this end.
Your legs grew weak,
your eyes grew tired;
I watched time take its toll.
In my heart you're still the kitten
I held so long ago.
I cannot watch you suffer now,
my love is much too deep.
So close your eyes my little love,
I'll hold you as you sleep.
I'll stroke your soft, soft, silken fur
and gently ease the pain.
And pray to all the gods I know
that we will meet again.
I knew this day would come my love
I knew it from the start.
I did not know the price would be
a large piece of my heart.
I'll grieve for you because I must
I'll shed hot, heavy tears.
But the sorrow of this day won't dim
the love we shared for years.


Gemini and Ichiro said...

That's a lovely tribute for Roscoe.

Motor Home Cats said...

We are going to miss Roscoe too. That was a beautiful tribute.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Kate (Pablo's mum) said...

Another sad day in the blogosphere. Purrs to all of you.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful poem, Chairman Mao. We are very sad about Roscoe.

Ailurophile said...

We are sending all our purrs to Opus and Roscoe's family too..thanks for this lovely poem..purrs to you all..

Felix, Garfield & Jawsy said...

Roscoe's life has been a big adventure, his memory will live on.
Hugs and headnudgies to all u Ballacai kitties and beans.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

We didn't really know Roscoe but we are saddened at the news.

Purrs to you all.

~Goldie and Shade

Anonymous said...

Hi My Sweetie,

This is such a beautiful tribute.
The poem gave mom leaky eyes...I love
you bunchies your wife Ariel

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Oh I will go visit them. today is a very sad day :-(

beautiful tribute to a beautiful boytiger

Black Cat said...

I'm so sad about darling Roscoe too. That's a beautiful poem, it's made my eyes all leaky all over again:-( xxx

(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

That is a lovely tribute. Roscoe will be deeply missed.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, my. What a beautiful tribute and poem for Roscoe. Many tears have been shed for him. He is missed.