Thursday, April 26, 2012

Simon (199? - April 16, 2012)

Simon (199?-2012)
"Blessed are they who go around in circles, for they shall be called wheels."

Ode to Old Fuzzy Face

There once was a magic cat.
He came into our lives, and that was that.
His leg was crooked. His eyes were crossed.
It was clear that he was lost.

We took him home, where he went round.
"I was lost," he said. "But now I'm found.
Just like the song, shall I sing it to you?
Or, can I just go in circles? I make u-turns too."

We voted for the latter, for which he was most fond
After bounding out of the woods or rolling by the pond.
He'd start every day with a whiff of fresh air
Then circle the house to make sure it's all there.

He'd always offer Dad a paw
To draft a project or work with the saw.
With Mom, he'd be first to cut the cards.
And help her with gardening in the yard.

He'd come circling, whirling all over the map
Purring and kneading right into my lap.
Scratching his head never got old.
Stop and he'd look, wondering why I'm on hold.
Curled up like a powder puff, napping so sweet.
This furball kept me planted for hours in my seat.

This cool cat was one of the best.
But, now, he has been laid to rest.
"It's okay," I thought. "I can still find him on TV
As The Celtics point guard for all to see."

Making circles and u-turns with the ball
Sometimes, the other players don't see him at all.
That's right: He can also beam himself, over here or over there.
Don't be sad: Like Jedi Master Obi-Wan, he is everywhere.

Simon is our magic cat.
Always will be, that is that.

3 comments:

AnastasiaC said...

awww this is lovely Melissa...so sad to hear about Simon, he was one special cat!! (hugs)

Mandy said...

Love those blue eyes.

I'm sorry for your family's loss. XO

Melissa Connolly said...

Thanks, ladies.