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We have a new cat.
Peepers has small eyes that slant,
Are watery bright.

Took this stray inside,
Took her inside from the cold.
Nor hesitation,

Made herself at home,
Claimed family membership.
Happy a few days,

Then she grew restless,
Parked herself by the front door.
Something was missing –

The great out-of-doors’
Air of freedom was calling.
Back she went outside.

Peepers is half wild,
As are all kitties half wild.
All need their freedom.

The basic instinct - 
Freedom – man and beast alike.
Please don’t coop us up.

Gone  but a short while,
Our Peepers came back to us
Stayed another while.

Need? Security -
Need for man and beast alike.
Then, too, must be love

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  1. Date: 3/8/2013 5:41:00 PM
    Hey Daver, I'm sure you worry a small bit each time Peeper goes out, but he seems to be a smart kitty! He knows how to find his way back home, where he is loved by you. Cats and dogs with their powerful instincts, a life enrichment for the owners. Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 5:03:00 PM
    So my bird was a kee bird? Thanks for telling me that on my poem, Daver. And yes, the two ladies in the woods killed the man they both loved because they could not share him. Let me read this new post of yours now.

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 5:03:00 PM
    oh now I know I have seen this one before. maybe I saw it at PFT then!!! I still love it.

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 6:53:00 AM
    Animals and people are so similar. We all need love and freedom.

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 7:33:00 PM
    So wise to love with an open hand, and open heart. The same holds true for our children.....we cannot expect to keep them forever without wings to fly away when they need to.

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 8:42:00 AM
    This is so true about cats, I've seen this with my sisters cats, they always want back outside after being in for a short while! I loved reading this amazing poem this morning, what a great piece, Awesome Work!!

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 8:39:00 AM
    So nice to read your work today. Light & Love