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The Quality of Mercy

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Written in 1998 when I first began exploring poetry

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The Quality of Mercy

A mouse doesn't ask for mercy from a cat. It can't meow the syllables.
Though its stomach is full, the cat, being unacqainted with mercy, will toy with a mouse. 
Does the tiny heart that beats to bursting point, feel eternity?.... while pinned to the floor by that mighty paw! Any soldier could tell you.

Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 6/1/2013 5:48:00 AM
    You have proven, by your perspective here, that Kittens aren't always cute... Especially if you're a mouse.... Great Writing.... Jake

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 11:00:00 AM
    Dear Xegrakio POETESS, S-N, S U Z. I have said before that I am not well versed in English language terms, but useing the cat and mouse and then " Any Soldier could tell YOU " I do understand this.This is Amazing POETRY Art. Thank-YOU. I may have to add TEACHER to YOUR Resume. I really LOVE this. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Loyal Poet,S-P, and Friend...HG

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 4/24/2013 4:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are always so generous and kind with your Comments . They always make my day exegrakio Love Suz