Monday, June 11, 2007

Farewell, Sweet Suzanne

(The beautiful card is courtesy of wonderful Daisy.)

How can I bear to lose you, my precious gentle one,
To know that you will not be here when my day is done?
So much of my heart, my love, have I given up to you,
How then can I stand the pain now that your life is through?
My sorrow overwhelms me, the tears so freely flow,
How can I carry on my life, with a heart that's laden so?
Then the answer comes to me from the stillness in my soul.
Remembering the love we shared will help to make me whole.
I'll hold you in a special place, so deep within my heart
And in these loving memories we'll never be apart.
You will not be so far away, your presence I will feel.
I'll wrap myself in your memory and so very slowly I will heal.
The years we shared, the little joys, the laughter and the tears
My love for you will never die, but strengthen with the years
So fare you well, my precious love, I gently let you go
And pray to all the Gods there be that you will always know
I loved you so, my little one, that love will never cease
I gave you warmth, I gave you love, and now I give you peace.
~~ poem by Constance Jenkins~~


Pablo said...

That's lovely, Marilyn. We'll all miss Suzanne.

Miss Peach>(^,^) said... can my eyes stop crying when I read this precious poem. Thank you so much for loving my sister are such a furrrry good furend to me.
Do you need a sister?

Parker said...

That was lovely.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, dear Pablo and Parker. Suzanne was such a special, precious girl, and yes, we will all miss her very much.

Oh, Miss Peach -- I would be delighted to be your sister! You have made me very mushy-happy. I'll go see you on your blog!

Purrs and snuggles to all of you from Marilyn.

Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

I think tonight will be the night of a thousand tears for me. That was just lovely. I also love that you and Peach have found each other!

Anonymous said...

Awwww, Oscar -- huge hugs and snuggles. Yes, Miss Peach is a blessing.

I am sad for you, losing precious Suzanne. You are a wonderful Daddy, and I know Suz loved you very much.

Karen Jo said...

The poem is just wonderful. Suzanne was very special and we will all miss her terribly.

caricature said...

Such great words! Marilyn u truly are a lovely and nice cat :)

Anonymous said...


This is so beautiful and a wonderful tribute to Suzanne.

The Cat Realm said...

What a nice tribute! We will all miss Suzanne.

Daisy said...

That is a really beautiful poem. It is so hard to lose a friend like Suzanne.

Ali & Fiona said...

So very sweet Marilyn, we are very happy that you will by my lovely Miss Peaches new sister.

Ali & Fiona

Dorothy said...

I'm sorry I missed out on knowing who Suzanne was, but that was a lovely tribute to her.