The boys
by Chris weis
A long time ago - my first memories
I was in a cage, with two like me
These humans came by, and they took us away

They gave us a home, with toys and water and food and love
They held us and they played with us, and loved us so much
We shared our lives - together in life

They cleaned our messes without a fuss
And we each had the others, all three as one
Together in life

Yet the years happened, faster than for you

One of us left, so quick death took him,
he was gone in a minute. Leaving us two, side by side still
Together in life

My brothers legs stopped working for him
He hurt and he struggled and I held him the best that I could
Our vet had to give grace, for he could not move

Alone. I am so alone. The home that held us in joy is now just a cage
I look for them each day, yet remain so alone. I am ten years old

My legs, my body, they are failing me now. I am ten years old
These are my last days. I hurt and I am so alone

Yet I know that when I breath my last breaths, my brothers will be beside me,
my trip will not be alone. Together in life, together in death

I will not be alone
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