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Re: [drumcircle-282] Franklin's Last Song - In Memory

From: user 6.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 7:33 AM
Dear Christine,

I am so sorry to hear about Franklin's passing.  You tribute was beautiful and touching. I hope you find comfort in the loving thoughts from your friends.


--- On Tue, 9/27/11, Christine Campbell/WolfSong <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Christine Campbell/WolfSong <[address removed]>
Subject: [drumcircle-282] Franklin's Last Song - In Memory
To: [address removed]
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 10:24 PM


September New Moon Journey

"Franklin's Last Song"




Seven Pounds or

So of Fluff

In my arms

Yesterday afternoon


Took flight

Of this World

As we sat

In the Vet


Hoping, I am

For a pardon

Some transfusion

That might save


It seems You

Have other plans

So gently

I am led


To a quiet

yet Lively room

to sit with you

As you decide


With Three

Chinchillas attending

Sacred Witness

To Our Last


Minutes together

As you struggle

To leave

Your tired tired


Body For

Stars and Places


To me


 You fearlessly

Leap into the Unknown

One second here

The next gone


I hold your

precious body

Not quite sure

If part of you



As I look

Up I see two

Of the chinchillas


Hug each Other

knowing ...

The Other one

Closes his Eyes


Brings his little

Paws together

Bows his head

Am I imagining this?


I think not

These older species

Much more aware

Of ancient rhythms


The Sacred Mystery

Is well known

To those

We call merely "animals"


They know

As do I

That something

Exquisite has happened



Even in my grief

I know

Franklin chose


No tubes

No saline

No transfusion

No interference


In the natural


We humans so

Fear - He chose


To go

In his way

In his time

I am honored


To witness

And hold

This beloved Feline

The last in a lineage


Of cats

beginning with Gandalf

Thirty Five

Years ago


When I was married

Climbing into

our car

After a gig


In the parking

Lot by the woods

The marriage

Long since gone


Yet the lineage


Mixed in

With quite a few



From the streets

Of this college town

Where cats are



Left  when

Learning is done

To fend for themselves.


Franklin's Mother

Was one such


Found on a cold


Winter's Eve

She found a home

In my son's arms

"Little Miss"


We called her

As we hoped

to find her owners

Never did


She stayed

Twenty years

Leaving her body

Last September


With Franklin

Tending to her


Who started


His life with

A Cat tribe of

Four elders

And since


Last September

Just him

And his

Akita enemy


Sometimes a Friend

As I walk tonight

I feel him

Hear his


Familiar "meow"

Out steps

A black cat

In the alley


Behind myself

I stop

Totally transfixed

Is it Franklin?


As I ask this

I immediately hear

"No it is not me

But I am walking with you



Seeing your world

As You walk

I want to say


Thank you

and assure you

That I know

How much you


Loved me

I know

You think

You did not do enough


But Yes

Enough always

I was well loved

By you


Now the Akita

That's another story

I am sure

We will all meet again


Go walk your

Walk now

In Peace

You know


You always say it

"I've just changed forms"

I am as close as

I have always been


Touch my fur now

One last time

My parting gift

To you"


I reach out

And yes

For one brief instant

I feel his soft fur


And his "purr"

With that He is gone

Leaving a starry trail

In the sky


I cry again

But it is a good cry


The All that is essential



Here in my Heart

Gentle Franklin

Returning to Love


In Love

Go in Joy

My beautiful kitty

I will look for you


Each Night

Beloved Franklin

Say Hi to

All my other Friends


In Deepest Love and Remembrance


For Franklin who

transitioned on Monday the 26th of September

at 4:45 p.m.








Walk in Beauty,


WolfSongs Intentional Peace Community

"Creative Offerings for Inspired Living"


“When you find peace within yourself,

You become the kind of person who can live at peace with others"

... Peace Pilgrim


Walk in Beauty

Christine Campbell


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