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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 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..