For Lace

We wish we could have told you
in words you'd understand
We wanted you to stay with us
This wasn't what we'd planned

Your life was full, if not so long
you gave so much, and asked for none
your ease with us, your beautiful grace
Oh Lace you're so much better than this place.

We wish somehow to tell you,
How empty we now feel
A part of us went with you
A part that time can't heal.

We wish we had you back again
to fill this empty space
But one day we'll be together
in a far, far better place.

Clive & Dorothy Hartcher - Llandwyn Cardigans
Lace, a blue merle Cardigan, died only 3 years old
after she was bitten by a Brown Snake in NSW, Australia