by Joseph DiNovi
In memory of Ricky, our feline friend so dear,
For twenty-two years, you brought us cheer.
With fur as soft as midnight's gentle cloak,
You purred and played, a heart of gold you spoke.
You chased the sunbeams through our windowpane,
And in our hearts, forever you'll remain.
Your whiskers brushed against our weary souls,
In your presence, our lives were made whole.
Through countless nights, you nestled by our side,
Your love and warmth, we could never hide.
Now you've crossed the rainbow bridge up high,
In kitty heaven, beneath the endless sky.
Though you've left us, your spirit lives on,
In every purr and every gentle dawn.
In our memories, you'll forever stay,
Ricky, our dear friend, in our hearts, you'll never fade away.
With gratitude for the joy you've brought,
We'll cherish the moments that time has wrought.
In the tapestry of our lives, you'll be a part,
Forever and always, etched in our heart.
By Joe D