Sunday, November 3, 2013

In Memory of Max, my "kissing kitty"


Max was buried yesterday, after 12 good and full years of life. He was the most affectionate of my three cats and he will be missed. He was "Maximiliano el Emperador de Mexico," a title given by a Mexican friend who thought the cat deserved a dignified name. Over time, it was shortened to Max.

This poem, by an unknown author, is dedicated to him.

Poem For Cats

And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.

Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

But don't they understand? asked God
That you'll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is....forever and ever and ever.

Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.


Related reading: D. Sayers' The Final Redemption of Cats



1 comment:

crobl005 said...

I like this poem, reminds me of our devinity, how we are forever. I have just found your blog, looks interesting.