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Cassie came to me
damaged and afraid
“just let me hide in this corner”
it was like she prayed
“I’ll be fine if left alone
with food and water
to survive”
I’m not sure she wanted
to even be alive

I forced my love on her
for I wouldn’t settle for this
forced gentle caresses
warm hugs and a kiss
though I knew
she couldn’t be expected
to understand any of this

she resisted

I insisted

day after day
I fought the war to win her heart
night after night 
I seemed to be losing the battle
waiting for love to start


one night I felt 
her tiny, precious head
nestled against mine
curled up in my bed
her fur so soft and fine
heard her quiet, contented sigh
and that was when I knew

Cassie was finally mine

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  1. Date: 9/6/2011 8:03:00 PM
    Really, really enjoyed this beautiful poem Lisa. Love the ending :):) Well done. Ryan J.

  1. Date: 8/30/2011 10:05:00 PM
    Lisa, Congratulations on your HM. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 8/29/2011 10:19:00 PM
    Lisa,Congrats on your win...

  1. Date: 8/29/2011 9:04:00 PM
    Congratulations on the win in the contest of John,Lisa

  1. Date: 8/29/2011 6:43:00 PM
    Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 8/29/2011 7:49:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved placement in John Moses Freeman's "Natural and Beyond" contest Lisa. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/28/2011 11:55:00 PM
    Congrats Lisa on your HM in the contest luv..

  1. Date: 8/10/2011 12:26:00 PM
    Thank you for posting your excellent poetry that we all may enjoy reading it Lisa. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol