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Below is the poem entitled CANDY'S NINE LIVES which was written by poet nette onclaud. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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She gasps in shallow puffs; eyes half – lit
Thick fur once ebon littering the floor
With a belly that dangled like a lump of yarn,
On a vicious night when stars grew still.

Candy used to greet me, wagging short tail
A ‘meow’ strengthening me through rough days
Pouncing on my lap, she always got her whims
Like extra tuna and balls to play hide-and –seek.

Slowly, a feline gait lost its usual prance
Went through her pain, as she did with mine.
Had a few mishaps before, yet Candy prevailed
A tough bobtail gifted with lucky streaks.

While she looked at me with a fading glimpse
My heart bore the holes, why now?
Aren’t cats supposed to have nine lives
When they told me, Candy had to rest.

As she whimpered her deepest last,
I couldn’t bear the cry, the whiplash.
Hugging the urn where she now lays,

The ninth was ours, in soul and remembrances.

Elegy Form Contest of Broken Wings
nette onclaud

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  1. Date: 12/6/2013 2:27:00 AM
    oh dear Nette, u delivered the sad magically, and the last line, remarkable.. congrats on the win

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 7:11:00 PM
    I'm saddened by your loss, Nette, what a beautiful heartfelt poem, congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 12:08:00 AM
    My Biggest congratulations on this heartfelt and excellent write my dear friend Nette! Also with the other many wins of yours. I want to go & read your other winning pieces but for now, I don't have enough time yet. I'm in school right now enjoying my short free time. Just relaxing a little ;)))) this time. Cheers and hugs! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 7:33:00 PM
    Congrats on the win, nette

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 5:53:00 PM
    oh my, so sad. As are all these poems. I really relate to this one. My dear Callie cat died of cancer and she became a different cat at the end, so full of pain that she screamed from it at night and hid herself away. But then she would be cuddling with us again, and It killed me to have her put down.

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 3:16:00 PM
    An honor to share with you.......your poems are always extraordinary, Nette. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 9:15:00 AM
    Sad one..I feel the pain of your loss..Enjoyed reading your contest entry..I am glad that I chose this one today to read..Soup Mail..Sara

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 7:10:00 AM
    Oh nette..I feel the pain here..having lost many beloved pets I share your loneliness....another awaits and needs your love......

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 6:06:00 AM
    nette, by ninth i believe you mean the break , which could be felt only by the people who are alive.great poem.By the way your poem rain has brought in more youth to all of us.I think one has to be very choosy in fixing a title for more entries to a contest. (: ) Jenish.

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 11:28:00 PM
    My dear poetic friend, I am sorry your loved one inched the life you....can surmise enlightened much of your lovie dovie life away from such a sweet heart as yourself ! May your mourn I pray not stunt any growth dear friend ! Though tender I know you as, I do also have felt life follow you wit strength my friend ! Have a wonderfull weekend love....much love, james

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 11:02:00 PM
    thais makes me sad.beautifully penned poem here Nette.Best wishes in the contest.

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 9:21:00 PM
    This is oh so touching. I like the "Aren't cats suppose to have nine live?" Line. So well done Nette, should I congratulate you now or later? Hugs Rick

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 1:40:00 PM
    from start to finish beautifully drawn piece

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 12:41:00 PM
    This is a sad write, but also brings joy with the remembrances of the glorious past our pets give us! They are such a part of our family that it is so painful when they leave us finally! Seeming that we would never get another pet...but do find it in ourselves to actually bring another bundle of joy home with us to enjoy, but never to forget our precious, dearly departed pets! I have gone through several pets, both cats and dogs, and I know what it's like, the pain! What a Great Work!!

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 11:27:00 AM
    Though I never owned a cat, I did have dogs and I felt the same way when they passed. This touched me very, very deeply...

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 11:04:00 AM
    - It is so sad to lose pets ... although nine lives are long... :) - Rest in Peace Candy ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 10:35:00 AM
    a sad one, Nette. We never and hugs, Catie :)