Goodbye Mr. Leo
I remember when he was underfoot
Would not relent until I gave a look,
He had a single minded focus to do
Mr. Leo, I will be surely missing you.
As I always do, I will cry some tears
Finding the courage to face my fears,
It is so painful, dying and letting go
I am writing this poem for my Mr. Leo.
He was once scared to go out the door
He purred and let me pet him more,
He was curious about my next snack
He asked for a belly rub on his back.
As I always do, I remember mortality
We finish our race with such finality,
I know many of you will say goodbye
I am stoic and collected, inside I cry.
It broke my daddy’s heart to tell Bella
I now remember the story of Old Yeller,
I may not the person to pull the trigger
But the end will be the same, I figure.
As I always do, I will try to make sense
Even though I write now in past tense,
No matter where I travel to or ever go
A part of me will remember my Mr. Leo…
Written by Gary Cox 02/19/2021...to God be the glory