Kathleen J. Shields

Rookie (03-05-77 / Houston, TX)

Peety Died - Too Late For Love


Peety died and then I cried
I feel like such a fool
Instead of staying with him
I hung out by the pool

My father’s dog attacked him
And so we put him safe away
I knew he wasn't doing well
But intended to enjoy my day

When Sherri asked me how he was
I told her that we'll see
I didn't want to make a deal
Didn’t want her to worry

I could tell that he was dying
I could see he was in pain
But we couldn't afford surgery
I must have been insane

So instead I let him lay alone
I looked in but didn't stay
He was such a loving cat
What was so important 'bout that day?

My parents they left early
Sherri won't call me on the phone
The weekend went to hell
And Peety died alone

The guilt and grief combined
Make me feel sick in my heart
I should have sat with him for awhile
Been with him from the start

But again a painful lesson
Another loved one lost
This year has sucked like crazy
And each lesson full of cost

You'd think I’d learn my lesson
Because it seems to me
That once you neglect a friendship
That's when it ceases to be

Take these words to heart my friend
And learn from my mistakes
Peety died alone and scared
It should not have happened that way.

Peety died and THEN I cried
What is WRONG with me?
Why couldn't I appreciate his love
When he was right here - here with me! ? !

Submitted: Saturday, September 26, 2009
Edited: Saturday, September 26, 2009
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