Last breath, last beat of heart holds no pain
I sat there listening to your sweet sighs
and in the weary morning felt you wane
beneath my fingers and under my eyes.
So fragile is the beat that brings you in
to warmth of life so natural and new;
so delicate the pain that comes within
to lift away the endless Soul of you.
Together we had lived the finest days
and in each moment sensed no sign of death
but life hands us a fate we must obey –
to sit here, silent, feeling your last breath.
Someday I’ll reach you, my soul to sever
And together we shall live forever.
A tribute to my cat. My soul’s little companion, stronger than many human ties.
Inspired by the soundtrack to by Cliff Mansell.
Traditional English Sonnet form; my 12th sonnet in my Century with Jenifer DeBellis.
Proud to be featured in Freedom in Words and Art, February 2011