Tuesday, October 7, 2014


      To see life leave a dear, warm-hearted pet
      Departing to the shadowy unknown,
      An old companion you will not forget,
      You wonder where that lovely spirit’s flown.

      I’ll venture that it’s passed into your heart,
      Into the hearts of everyone who knew
      And cared for her, who thereby learned the art
      Of true solicitude, what’s always due.

           Life is love’s torch that passes on its fire
           From heart to heart to cherish and inspire.