Come with me my gentle love
and let me hold you near.
I'll soothe you with my softest words
and never mind the tears.

I'll whisper words of love to you
so you will always know...
how much my heart is breaking now
as I gently let you go.

We've traveled years and miles, we two,
you've been my constant friend.
And now the kindest gift I give
brings us to this end.

Your legs grew weak, your eyes grew tired;
I watched time take its toll.
In my heart you're still the kitten
I held so long ago.

I cannot watch you suffer now,
my love is much too deep.
So close your eyes my little love,
I'll hold you as you sleep.

I'll stroke your soft, soft, silken fur
and gently ease the pain.
And pray to all the gods I know
that we will meet again.

I knew this day would come my love
I knew it from the start.
I did not know the price would be
a large piece of my heart.

I'll grieve for you because I must
I'll shed hot, heavy tears.
But the sorrow of this day won't dim
the love we shared for years.


|| 1998 Constance Jenkins||
(Used with permission)



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