BYE SMUDGE (epitaph for a cat)
Bye Smudge, it’s hard to believe that you’re gone
You were the most, and we were so close for so long.
Bye Smudge, we’re already missing that face
One of a kind, and one we could never replace
                Pictures of you by the fireplace
                Pictures of you in the hall
                And deep in our hearts you had your place
                We won’t forget you at all
Bye Smudge, we’re hoping that you understood
All of your life, we loved you the best that we could

© Copyright Allan Bantick  January 1988