I loved you for as long as I can remember
but now you obey a different master.
You hear a new voice, you greet a new face.
Carry my love and joy in your heart
I am but a memory now.
My gentle touch, our favorite games
no longer required to complete your day.
Your suffering gone, the pain relieved
only memories now.
Carry our friendship in your heart
until we meet again.
Poetry and Art by Patricia Walter 2002 ©