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I Just Drove By

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I Just Drove By

Driving home from work it had 
                              snowed all night again.
My car looked like a wedding cake
                              thickly frosted, and white.
I was tired and bleary and the roads were
                              slick and wet.
I drove home like an old lady in my
                              frosted blue Corvette.
And then I saw a sight that
                              made my poor heart lurch,
on an icy median across from
                               a church.
A black and white cat posed
                              like a  loaf of bread,
he looked like he was sleeping but
                              I knew that he was dead.
I wish I could have saved him, given him
                              love and warmth and care,
But instead I just drove by him, I just
                              left him sitting there.


©2010 DanielleWhite

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  1. Date: 3/24/2010 7:40:00 AM

    I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Danielle. We all want to help but there are times this is just not possible. Thank you for sharing it. Hoping you have a wonderful day filled with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/24/2010 12:49:00 AM

    It was a lovely, snowy scenery...your car resembled a wedding cake! I love the imagery and the rhyme. It was sad to see that dead cat as you drove by him. Many things, including people, cannot be saved...is it fate or just tragedy? I see lots of people who are homeless, and when they sleep, they seem dead...and like you I just drive by. This is a heart-wrenching write, Danielle! God bless you for your kindness. Have a wonderful day. Love and admiration, Andrew.

  1. Date: 3/23/2010 4:07:00 PM

    So sad Danielle but a sweet write from your gifted pen.. lovely description .. a wedding cake thickly frosted and white ..very vivid..enjoyed...luv.. Linda-Marie..