My Forever Pet
There's something missing in my home,
I feel it day and night.
I know it will take time and strength
Before things feel quite right.
But just for now, I need to mourn,
My heart -- it needs to mend.
Though some may say it's "just a pet"
I know I've lost a friend.
You've brought such laughter to my home,
And richness to my days --
A constant friend through joy or loss,
With gentle loving ways.
Companion, pal and confidante,
A friend I won't forget,
You'll live for always in my heart --
My sweet forever pet.