For fourteen years I lived the perfect dream,
Sadly with mid-life crisis it ran out of steam.
Now with her passing the memories returned,
How with my unfaithfulness her love I spurned.
It is now the reality has struck; cruel, cruel fate,
And my contrition manifesting itself far too late.
With dignity & bravery departed to a better place,
Her vital spirit is reaching me now from outer space.
I am the cat that lost the cream.