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Kitty Claus

On a cold, cold night with a touch of snow, a cat wished quietly and sadly for a home.
For a year he’d found nowhere with love to call home. Yes, he’d been, so very, very alone.
He lived under a deserted car now, where his family had lived long ago, for a while.
They were now gone to a new home, and he feared, he couldn’t carry on without them, my dear.
So before going to bed he wished on a star, which appeared ever so brightly above, from far. 
All he wanted from anyone was some food, and to sleep next to a warm, warm fire, too.
As he fell asleep he also wished for a hand to touch his fur, gently and kindly, again.
Then he awoke to a sound he’d heard once before, as Christmas bells had tolled, long ago… He was sure.
That night an old man in red had come from out of nowhere, to take his family a new home, so fair.
Scared by the sleigh and the reindeer he drove, the cat had run away, that I know to be true. 
But not any more would he run away, his legs would no longer take him very far, any way.
He grabbed all his courage and around he snuck, until hiding under a bush nicely tucked.
There before him was a jolly old man with his reindeer and sleigh lined up, yes, again.
The man was dressed in warm, warm clothes, and stopped to lay down a beautiful bowl.
The man then turned away to do business forthright, inside the neighboring house that night.
I swear on my heart that this is ever so true, as the cat crept closer giving curiosity it’s due.
Coming closer he could sense the most wonderful smell, calling him forward, as if under a spell.
The bowl was filled with warm, warm cream, which he licked up fast as if caught in a dream.
Moments later the man came from that house, with a smile and a wink for that dear old cat.
The man in red picked up the bowl with a quiet demand, urging him gently to stroll to his hand.
Now was the dilemma to run, or to stay, but it was the large shining star that decided it all that day.
As he stood before that great big man in red, the star beckoned brightly from behind the man’s head.
The cats’ fears left as the man stayed with a smile and a grin, and a Ho Ho Ho that day, my friend.
He realized here was the home he’d wanted for so long, and had dreamt in his head, where he could belong.
Some how, he knew he’d be safe in that beautiful sled, and warm in that coat the color of red.
He came forward to lick and nuzzle the man, as yes; he was picked up gently, in his hand.
The jolly old man put him snug in his coat, as a red nosed reindeer winked from the front, I must note.
Then the man climbed in and sent forward the sleigh, as the cat curled up to sleep, the rest of the way.

Miracles can happen each day, at the hand of others who are wise and kind, I say.
This jolly old man was right in this deed, and ever so wise to stop and kind to care, you see…
So I’ll let you in on a little secret I know… 
They lived happily ever after, at the North Pole.

Copyright © Carol Eastman

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  1. Date: 12/21/2012 9:37:00 PM
    Carol, stopping by with my warmest thoughts~ my best wishes go out to you and your family. Have yourself a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year* Always & Forever ;-) PD

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 4:46:00 PM
    a sweet and tender kitty tale this turned out to be, Carol. I take it you love cats like I do. So cute.

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 3:01:00 PM
    Bravo! Loved your tale of the reclaimed Kitty.

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 9:28:00 AM
    what a wonderful and beautiful srory.. this is enchanting

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 5:44:00 AM
    love it Carol,one more gem from your pen,wonderful write

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 7:47:00 PM
    Carol, what a grand Christmas pet tale!! It gave me such a warm feeling to be lifted by this rhyme!! gwendolen

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 8:32:00 PM
    Miracles do indeed happen each day. Many come as gifts from others who are wise and kind. Your portrait of love and hope brings cheer and joy with a bit of a twist, a pleasure for the reader to unwind. Enjoyed, John

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 3:15:00 PM
    For a sweet little story Carol - A good and heart-warm home for "Kitty Claus" - Thank you. - Wishing you a enjoyable first week in December. - Hope you get a little Christmas glow. - :) oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 2:50:00 PM
    Delightful. I like it a lot. It held my interest because I wanted to get to the end to see what happen. Very good Carol, very good!

    Eastman Avatar Carol Eastman
    Date: 12/3/2012 3:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you... It was written many years ago and was meant to follow 'Twas The Night Before Christmas'.