Last month one of my writing.com friends suggested writing a song about Mimi, since I was worried about her dying in 3-6 months and was not looking forward to that time. My friend is a melody writer and I thought that would be a great idea. I wrote the following poem:


In the sun where warmth glows,
gray paws neatly stretched out in rows
that makes her place, where memories lie
of a decade filled with love from an angry sky,
stories and songs in the distance flow.
I am old; a few months ago
I was spry, clean, felt dawn blow,
played with toys and chased the boy, I lie
in the sun.
Drool hangs low; I fight an aging foe,
I hop on the bed, claw the throw,
chase around toys, burst of energy high,
I will not rest, we will laugh and sigh,
we will revel with merriment, gray paws grow
in the sun.
This morning when I woke up, I had an e-mail waiting from my friend. It was a copy of the song and sheet music! The timing was apropos and brought tears to my eyes. The song she wrote is gorgeous; I’m burning it to a CD later and will put it into my Happiness Box.

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

2 thoughts on “Mimi”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    This is a remarkable poem written in Mimi’s honor. I am overjoyed to know that your friend has set it to music. What a splendid way for you to immortalize your wonderful companion of 10+ years, your loving kitty cat. All living things must someday die, but Mimi will live on in your mind, in your heart and in your song. I believe that Mimi and Toto are already besties up on Rainbow Bridge.

    I continue to say prayers as you cope with this great loss, dear friend JM. Try to have a good week and remember that Mimi would want you to smile and be happy again.


  2. Her timing was apropos indeed! I wrote this at the end of last year, hoping we would have Mimi until the spring. Although that wasn’t the case, the beautiful melody and song my friend came up with was beautiful and touched my heart. It brought me a lot of peace.

    I’ll send it to you.


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