My Forever Friend

She never understood the words I said.
Instead,
she’d rub her puffy tail against my head.
Purr after purr
I’d stroke her soft orange-hued fur.
I honestly wouldn’t know what to do without her.

It’s been 2 years now.
I can still hear her meow.
I still think about her somehow.
Dawn-tinted skies
remind me of her golden eyes.
I can still feel her curl up next to me on those sleepless nights.
When I can’t find the words,
I smile—remembering her ceaseless purrs.
Her headbutts and graceful struts,
I wonder if she misses me and hears my thoughts.

I know her coat matches the colors in heaven.
When I’m alone, I call out to her again,
she’ll leave the clouds and come to me—for she’s my forever friend.

  13 comments for “My Forever Friend

  1. January 12, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    This is so special.
    I had a sweet Smokey and she left me in 2013
    She always sat on my lap and purred and purred!
    I will always miss her.

    John, I just wanted to let you know I posted another poem.
    It’s about my sister.
    I promise I won’t delete this one.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 13, 2020 at 5:12 am

      This was written for Kai after losing Cali, his best friend. It’s been 4 years now and he knows she’s still around when he needs her the most

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Brothers Campfire
    November 10, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    I know how it feels to lose a friend. Thank you for your inspiration!

    http://brotherscampfire.com/potted-poetry/

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Harley Unhinged
    November 10, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 10, 2019 at 3:50 pm

      Yeah…cat friends understand 😭😭😭😭😭

      Like

      • Harley Unhinged
        November 10, 2019 at 3:50 pm

        My two baby boys are everything to me, but I had a cat for 16 years that I miss every day

        Liked by 1 person

      • November 10, 2019 at 3:55 pm

        My son grieved but this was the only way to explain “Life and Death” to him.

        Like

      • Harley Unhinged
        November 10, 2019 at 3:56 pm

        Science should have discovered a way for them to live as long as we do

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Brothers Campfire
    November 10, 2019 at 9:07 am

    I had to give away my forever friend. She came when I called her. I will forever miss her. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 10, 2019 at 9:08 am

      It’s always a nice thing to relate through words, my friend. Actually, this poem was for my son’s cat who passed away.

      Like

      • Brothers Campfire
        November 10, 2019 at 9:09 am

        I am sorry for the loss.

        Liked by 1 person

      • November 10, 2019 at 9:12 am

        Thank you.

        Like

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