From Friend to Friend
(when it's time to let go)

You're giving me a special gift,
so sorrowfully endowed.
And through these last few cherished days
your courage makes me proud.

But really, love is knowing
when your best friend is in pain,
and understanding earthly acts
will only be in vain.

So looking deep into your eyes,
beyond, into your soul,
I see you in the magic that will
once more make me whole.

The strength that you possess
is why I look to you today,
to do this thing that must be done
for it's the only way.

That strength is why I've followed you,
and chose you as my friend,
and why I've loved you all these years ...
my partner til the end.

Please, understand what the gift
you're giving means to me.
It gives me back the strength I've lost,
and all my dignity.

You take a stand on my behalf,
for that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
for I believe it too.

So one last time I breathe your scent,
and through your heart I feel
the courage that's within you
to now grant me this appeal.

Cut the leash that holds me here,
dear friend, and let me play,
once more a strong and steady cat,
my pain and struggle done.

And don't despair my passing,
for I won't be far away;
Forever here, within your heart,
and memory I'll stay.

I'll be here watching over you,
your ever-faithful friend.
And in your memories I'll play,
a young cat once again.

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