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IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT

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Sometimes when people see others as unimportant or strange they ignore them and cast them out. Left on their own with no one to turn to and nowhere to go they must fend for themselves as best they can. Whether animal or human it's not right to ignore their plight. Someone or something is going to die from neglect. Something to think about. 

It was a dark and stormy night.
Outside the clouds hid pale moon's light.
The wind howled wild around the eaves,
Blowing loose the last Fall leaves.

The rain began to batter hard,
Against my nighted window pane,
And as I gazed into the night,
Something scurried through the rain.

What could it be on such a night,
That hurried through the gale to door?
It flitted quickly past my sight,
Seemed but a shadow, nothing more.

Stopping just inside the shed,
Furtively it turned it's head,
Then disappeared into the dark,
And I returned unto the hearth.

What huddled there inside my shed?
The very thought filled me with dread.
I grabbed my coat, I had to know,
What's hiding there all filled with woe.

Raincoat hood pulled way down tight,
I rushed to see what was it's plight.
There in the darkened cold she lay,
With tiny kittens of just one day.

I gathered them into my arms,
And brought them in where they'd be warm.
This could be their forever home,
For this old witch is all alone.

No one ever ventures near,
For it's me that they all fear;
But I've not harmed a single soul,
I'm just ugly and bent and crippled and old.

Like you I'm abandoned, I've been cast out,
And no one payed heed to my cries or shouts;
So we will be a family,
Just you and me and kittens three.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/30/2019 1:20:00 AM
Hello Judy … quite a story that we certainly need to heed. From a lost soul to a friend will stay a friend forever - thanks Judy - Lindsay
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Date: 10/29/2019 5:38:00 AM
Thank you so much Lindsay. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/29/2019 6:00:00 AM
A very touching write dear Judy - kindness toward humans or animals is what God notices and loving them is saving your soul which you did so spontaneously, warmly and instinctively Hugs Judy, Jennifer.
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Date: 9/29/2019 9:30:00 AM
Thank you so much Jennifer. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/29/2019 2:26:00 AM
How touching and lovely this poem is, Judy! It reflects the kindness of your heart and love for others. Blessings // paul
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/29/2019 9:24:00 AM
Thank you so much Paul. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/27/2019 9:10:00 PM
All the lonely people in the world; so many are never really known by their neighbors. Well penned.
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Date: 9/29/2019 9:07:00 AM
Thanks so much my friend. My point exactly. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/26/2019 5:57:00 PM
Awesome storytelling, Judy. The first half of the poem was so reminiscent of Edgar Alan Poe!! And then such a warm turn toward the end. Very nice! Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 9/29/2019 9:02:00 AM
Thank you so much Gershon. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/26/2019 5:47:00 PM
I adored this poem Judy. Is it for a contest? It was such a heartwarming story and written in wonderful rhyme, not to mention I am a cat lover! I will have to share this gem with my seven year old granddaughters! This is going into my Faves! xxoo
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Date: 9/29/2019 8:56:00 AM
Thank you so much Connie. A real compliment coming from you. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/24/2019 5:22:00 PM
Oh, I love the connection made. This is well written :)
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/24/2019 6:47:00 PM
Thank you so much Heidi. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/24/2019 1:04:00 PM
Ahh!! Sad one. Enjoyed reading your creative work. Thanks for the visit to my page. Sara
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/24/2019 6:41:00 PM
Thank you so much Sara. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/24/2019 1:00:00 PM
I really liked the rhyme and flow to this poem and you created vivid imagery...
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/24/2019 6:36:00 PM
Thank you so much Silent One. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/24/2019 10:08:00 AM
You put you words together wonderfully...I enjoyed the read...
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/24/2019 11:41:00 AM
Thank you so much Arturo. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/24/2019 9:23:00 AM
Very clever metaphor you used Judy to deliver your message--message of care and love. So well done in lovely rhymes.
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Date: 9/24/2019 11:39:00 AM
Thank you so much Vijay. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/24/2019 9:20:00 AM
Can't imagine you an old witch, bent and crippled :) Lovely and cute story, Judy. Thoroughly enjoyed it. HUgs.
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Date: 9/24/2019 11:19:00 AM
Thank you so much Victor. Not so much bent but my right leg doesn't bend since the operation so I can't really squat. I stick out my leg to the side to get down low. lol Thanks bunches, God Bless, JB