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Just an ol' Tom Cat
dirty orange in color,
Rummaging like a rat
through filth and squalor

Painfully moving with an obvious limp
and a single eye from which to glimpse.
Orange cat advanced with a hesitant skimp;
so sorrowful a cat I haven't seen since.

Confused and frightened
I could sense his pain.
Sorrowful and disheartened
He began to fain.

Without value or worth,
abandoned and alone,
he searched from birth
trying to find a home.

Such a dreadful place
to see suffering like that,
in the trash and waste
where I found orange cat.

He struggled with broken limb
and to not ease his strain
would have been a sin
for anyone who could help him.

Giving him worth and value
I cuddled him in my lap,
providing affection anew,
he loved me for that.

After a hard fought struggle
he died that night.
In the warmth of a cuddle
he ended his plight.

Copyright © Ed Coet

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  1. Date: 10/1/2009 9:06:00 AM
    Thank you all for your kind comments and especially thank you Constance for your selection.

  1. Date: 10/1/2009 3:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Constance's contest Ed. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/1/2009 12:09:00 AM
    Ed, congrats on your success in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 9/30/2009 9:45:00 PM
    Congratualtions on your 2nd Place in Constance 's Contest, Ed! Great write! ruben.

  1. Date: 9/30/2009 5:01:00 PM
    Ed, what a fitting winner in Constance's contest!...congrats!... jim

  1. Date: 9/30/2009 3:04:00 PM
    Congratulations on your second place win, in my contest, All Pets Go to Heaven, and thank you for sharing this memory with us.

  1. Date: 9/21/2009 1:00:00 PM
    Hi Ed Ah, a beautiful loving truibute to "Orange Cat". Sorry for his pain but glad he had you to comfort him in his time of need. Bless your heart...Take care Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 9/21/2009 10:06:00 AM
    Outstanding write Ed. You made the little fellow feel loved and at peace. Thank you for your kind words Ed. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/21/2009 3:54:00 AM
    Wow, love the analogy here. Excellent write. Thank you for writing and thank you for your comment.