Farewell, good friend!
For a dear companion you have been
Throughout the years
Clinging to me during times of feasting and festivities
While hanging loose during the lean years,
Always the flatterer!
My honored guest to every occasion
From the street scene to ballrooms,
Loved by my cats, though you certainly outlived them.
Every child who I knew wanted you for comfort.
Other loves came and went
But you were always patiently waiting for me
Whether I pushed you into the closet
Or shoved you in a corner
Or smashed you into a travel bag
I still stuck with you through the fray
(There were plenty of frays!)
And would never have parted willingly.
I will pine as I say Adieu
And even though you often divided us,
The leather jacket will miss you too.