I had to put you to sleep
It broke my heart to witness your pain
I felt it better to let you go than hang on
Neither of us would have anything to gain.
You were old, and your body very tired
Quality of life not the same as before
I felt it best to let you go to be Heaven bound
Where your spirit is free to soar.
I remember you as a small kitten
Alone in a cage, but not concerned for your fate
You knew someone would come and release you
As God and the angels told you to wait.
We had some happy times together
Even though you were not given the chance to roam
You seemed content to be with me
As we spent time together at home.
There were lovely times joining hearts in love
You knew when I was emotionally depressed
And it bothered you to see such hurt
Many times, you jumped on my lap giving a caress.
I will miss you when I don’t feel well
You won’t be there curled up next to my head
Watching me to make sure I am all right;
Not suffering, but comfortable instead.