Song for My Departed Sharma

Sharma named in honor and memory of my last two little good boys: Shakespeare and Marvin
You were held close to mommy’s chest
on that last day full of walks, belly rubs,
and lingering in the rays of perfect sunshine
and us delighting in so many kisses from you.

You were named to remember the good boys
who left us seven years before you came- and
as your head unwillingly left mommy’s chest
and yielded to gravity and eternal sleep
I sang to you the song I sang to them:

Oh, how I loved you.
Oh, how I loved you.
Oh, how I loved you
my sweet little girl.

Oh, how I’ll miss you.
Oh, how I’ll miss you.
Oh, how I’ll miss you
my sweet little girl.