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Story of a Stray - a shadorma sequence

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Story of a Stray - a shadorma sequence

                                                         Just a stray
                                                    Rejected, unloved
                                                          Just a stray
                                                           Unwanted
                                             Abandoned, lonely outcast
                                                  Seeking a safe place

                                                        She wanders
                                               House to house, hoping
                                                        Tired, hungry
                                                        Cautious, too
                                          Looking for someone who cares
                                                    Looking for a friend

                                                            Pretty cat
                                                    Lovely tortoiseshell
                                                             Beautiful
                                                         Eyes of green
                                                Come kitty, kitty and eat
                                                     Don't you be afraid

                                                          Home at last
                                                    Grateful, yet skittish
                                                            Suspicious
                                                           Outside cat
                                                    With an inside family
                                                     Wandering no more



12/15/2012

Written about a stray cat that adopted us a few years back.
Still won't let us get too close, but she knows when dinner time is,
and always shows up. She never wanders far from our house.

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  1. Date: 7/21/2012 11:07:00 AM
    love this sweet write, Kim. We adopted a stray once - and then found out that she had a family and was also adopted by several neighbours too, lol. She was very thin, though... Congrats on all your wins : )

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 6:29:00 AM
    You're my kind of gal, tenderness toward the helplesss ones tells so much about the person who has the heart to do these good deeds. Love the message in this Kim.

  1. Date: 7/19/2012 4:15:00 PM
    So sweet you are Kim - lovely poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 7/19/2012 10:36:00 AM
    I had that to happen to me..I was deeply saddened when my son's dog killed her..Enjoyed reading your story in poetic form..It was captivating...Thanks for stopping by...Sara

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 9:51:00 PM
    I'm glad she found you. and you have to be an awesome person to treat her so nicely!!

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 11:28:00 AM
    I have a white male like that TOO or he has me? He even bit me once when I took of a tick but I don't think he would again..I scared him. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 9:02:00 AM
    Lovely poem lovely cat. Glad you are there to care for her. I have heard cats are independent. Rather like grown children, they know when dinner is, but leave again.

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 10:24:00 AM
    Great poetry I am reading this morning Kim, yours included, love vie