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Derek Mark Edding
December 7th 05, 11:21 PM
Requiem for Little Buddy


a man in his forties
sounds idiotic
when he cries
it's empty where
my little buddy
usually lies
for eight warm years
you followed me
five steps behind
I never knew
how far you slipped
into my mind
until your bones
began to show
under your fur
and in your eyes
I noticed pain
beneath your purr
the doctors thought
you had a chance
if we took care
all our work
just showed again
life's damned unfair
you tried hard
to make us know
you could not stay
you wouldn't bite
or scratch us
so you crawled away
If wishes were
not strong enough
to have you again
I'd make them
erase for you
that awful pain
your little sister
whom you helped raise
she feels it too
most afternoons
she walks the house
looking for you
a week ago
we gave you peace
tearful goodbyes
a man in his forties
sounds idiotic
when he cries


derek mark edding
December 2005

cybercat
December 7th 05, 11:28 PM
"Derek Mark Edding" > wrote in message
.net...
> Requiem for Little Buddy
>
>
> a man in his forties
> sounds idiotic
> when he cries
> it's empty where
> my little buddy
> usually lies
> for eight warm years
> you followed me
> five steps behind
> I never knew
> how far you slipped
> into my mind
> until your bones
> began to show
> under your fur
> and in your eyes
> I noticed pain
> beneath your purr
> the doctors thought
> you had a chance
> if we took care
> all our work
> just showed again
> life's damned unfair
> you tried hard
> to make us know
> you could not stay
> you wouldn't bite
> or scratch us
> so you crawled away
> If wishes were
> not strong enough
> to have you again
> I'd make them
> erase for you
> that awful pain
> your little sister
> whom you helped raise
> she feels it too
> most afternoons
> she walks the house
> looking for you
> a week ago
> we gave you peace
> tearful goodbyes
> a man in his forties
> sounds idiotic
> when he cries
>
>
> derek mark edding
> December 2005

{{{{derek}}}}}

CatNipped
December 8th 05, 01:30 AM
"Derek Mark Edding" > wrote in message
.net...
> Requiem for Little Buddy
>
>
> a man in his forties
> sounds idiotic
> when he cries
> it's empty where
> my little buddy
> usually lies
> for eight warm years
> you followed me
> five steps behind
> I never knew
> how far you slipped
> into my mind
> until your bones
> began to show
> under your fur
> and in your eyes
> I noticed pain
> beneath your purr
> the doctors thought
> you had a chance
> if we took care
> all our work
> just showed again
> life's damned unfair
> you tried hard
> to make us know
> you could not stay
> you wouldn't bite
> or scratch us
> so you crawled away
> If wishes were
> not strong enough
> to have you again
> I'd make them
> erase for you
> that awful pain
> your little sister
> whom you helped raise
> she feels it too
> most afternoons
> she walks the house
> looking for you
> a week ago
> we gave you peace
> tearful goodbyes
> a man in his forties
> sounds idiotic
> when he cries
>
>
> derek mark edding
> December 2005

{{{{{{{{{{Derek}}}}}}}}}} What a beautiful tribute to Buddy!

Hugs,

CatNipped

Karen
December 8th 05, 03:56 AM
On 2005-12-07 16:21:27 -0600, Derek Mark Edding > said:

> Requiem for Little Buddy
>
>
> a man in his forties
> sounds idiotic
> when he cries
> it's empty where
> my little buddy
> usually lies
> for eight warm years
> you followed me
> five steps behind
> I never knew
> how far you slipped
> into my mind
> until your bones
> began to show
> under your fur
> and in your eyes
> I noticed pain
> beneath your purr
> the doctors thought
> you had a chance
> if we took care
> all our work
> just showed again
> life's damned unfair
> you tried hard
> to make us know
> you could not stay
> you wouldn't bite
> or scratch us
> so you crawled away
> If wishes were
> not strong enough
> to have you again
> I'd make them
> erase for you
> that awful pain
> your little sister
> whom you helped raise
> she feels it too
> most afternoons
> she walks the house
> looking for you
> a week ago
> we gave you peace
> tearful goodbyes
> a man in his forties
> sounds idiotic
> when he cries
>
>
> derek mark edding
> December 2005

It's not idiotic at all. *many tears*. I'm so sorry.

Candace
December 8th 05, 04:02 AM
Derek Mark Edding wrote:
> Requiem for Little Buddy
>
That was really lovely. I'm very sorry about your cat. It sounds as
though you had a special relationship and I'm sure he was a happy
kitty. All of us here understand tears for our cats...even from guys
in their 40s.

Candace

mlbriggs
December 8th 05, 08:14 PM
On Wed, 07 Dec 2005 22:21:27 +0000, Derek Mark Edding wrote:

> Requiem for Little Buddy
>
>
> a man in his forties
> sounds idiotic
> when he cries
> it's empty where
> my little buddy
> usually lies
> for eight warm years
> you followed me
> five steps behind
> I never knew
> how far you slipped
> into my mind
> until your bones
> began to show
> under your fur
> and in your eyes
> I noticed pain
> beneath your purr
> the doctors thought
> you had a chance
> if we took care
> all our work
> just showed again
> life's damned unfair
> you tried hard
> to make us know
> you could not stay
> you wouldn't bite
> or scratch us
> so you crawled away
> If wishes were
> not strong enough
> to have you again
> I'd make them
> erase for you
> that awful pain
> your little sister
> whom you helped raise
> she feels it too
> most afternoons
> she walks the house
> looking for you
> a week ago
> we gave you peace
> tearful goodbyes
> a man in his forties
> sounds idiotic
> when he cries
>
>
> derek mark edding
> December 2005

"Rise up slowly, Angel. It's hard to let you go..."
Sincere condolences in the loss of your little friend. MLB