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As My Soul Slowly Bleeds

You came from the woods Origin unknown Wild at first Scared and alone Sustenance shared Health now recouped A decision you made To reside on our stoop The invite was given Come into this home No was your answer Life was to roam There were those times A long night would pass You’d not be waiting For morning’s repast Watching and waiting With tension and fear Out of nowhere it seemed You would calmly appear Now Winter’s upon us Cold bitter dread I built you a shelter You rested your head Three seasons have passed And odds do not favor A poor outdoor stray This long can endeavor Coyotes, roadways Coons and disease Dangerous obstacles All of these But a special bond Symbiotic at first Spontaneously woke Ignoring the worst Though strong and tough Feral head to toe The love between us Continued to grow I’ll never forget To the surprise of all When you climbed in my arms And curled up in a ball So now I am watching Tears in my eyes Why did I allow this Why so unwise It’s been many days Trees covered in frost My friend hasn’t shown I concede he is lost My heart is now broken I knew it would be So I write down these thoughts As my soul slowly bleeds

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