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Old Tom

Eight times he looked death right in the eyes, sometimes facing freezing nights when nobody heard his cries, sometimes getting into fights with others of his kind, left almost crippled twice, and one time nearly blind. Another time he got run over by a car. No matter, though, he had a mighty lucky star. That old, bold, grey tomcat, forced to live outdoors, often fell off walls but landed on all fours! Now going on nine lives, Old Tom still thrives. Written 1/9/12 for the 9 Poetry contest of Tracie- Indigo Dreamweaver

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Date: 9/3/2013 5:09:00 AM
I love this poem. Love the way it was developed. Wonderful!
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Date: 3/12/2013 10:18:00 AM
That's one unlucky lucky cat! I once had a dog that was shot twice, had his ear ripped off by another animal of some kind, was stolen (for two weeks before I found him), and eventually got ran over. I found him frozen to the road.
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Date: 2/4/2013 6:56:00 PM
This is cute and you are a cat lover. love phyl
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Date: 1/22/2013 9:01:00 AM
Great write dear Andrea..very creative...poor Tomcat :) Congrstulations on your Big win!! Can I have this as my favorite poem? thanks. Hugs, Maria
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Date: 1/20/2013 5:38:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Andrea - XXX Ralph
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Date: 1/20/2013 12:39:00 PM
Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 1/20/2013 10:01:00 AM
Hi Andrea , :-) CONGRATULATIONS on a poem well done. Nice nice nine lines in Tracie's :-) " #9 " awesome contest... love always ~PD
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Date: 1/19/2013 7:24:00 PM
I'm glad to read again this extremely beautiful 9 lined poems of yours my dearest friend, Andrea. Congratulations on your super win! love/hugs, Leonora
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Date: 1/16/2013 6:30:00 AM
Well pened an interesting flow it has . very creative.
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Date: 1/16/2013 6:29:00 AM
Well pened an interesting flow it has . very creative.
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Date: 1/13/2013 2:07:00 PM
aww, I love this cute one - a sure winner. I'll catch up on your other poems tomorrow, my friend
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Date: 1/13/2013 11:29:00 AM
A very moving poem. I love it. Thanks for your heartwarming comments on my poem Bygone Days. I am glad to know that you have read all my poems on page 1. You may be the only one who has done so. I am honoured. Love -Mohammad
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Date: 1/12/2013 8:06:00 PM
nicely penned Andrea......best wushes....
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Date: 1/12/2013 3:06:00 PM
touching write, i love cats, enjoyed this one~always & forever~PD
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Date: 1/11/2013 4:57:00 PM
You are right folks are finding alot of good 9 themes..! Light & Love
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Date: 1/11/2013 4:02:00 PM
oh yes, this is superb,, only you could have done this for old Tom,, and bring him to life so vividly.
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Date: 1/11/2013 3:29:00 PM
This is so perfectly penned Andrea, I love it!!
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Date: 1/11/2013 6:53:00 AM
smooth pen....
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Date: 1/11/2013 5:58:00 AM
Amazing!!Perhaps it took only 30 minutes for you to write this poem!Such a great poet you are!
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Date: 1/11/2013 4:15:00 AM
You're really good at these fun writes, and they are light on the reader so enjoyed!
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Date: 1/10/2013 9:10:00 PM
Cats don't really have nine lives, but you have chosen an excellent subject for this kind of poem. Very good as usual.
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Date: 1/10/2013 7:53:00 PM
This is such a good poem !!! Note: Check word count on line that begins with "That old bold tomcat,..." perhaps out of doors?? or live with nature?? This was actually a fun contest...and even though the rules were simple the writing was not !! It's a winner for sure !!
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Date: 1/10/2013 6:03:00 PM
i like this very much! you've painted a very vivid picture of old tom and i'm rooting for him!
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Date: 1/10/2013 4:21:00 PM
A lonely cat will break your heart when left to run and chase and dart. You hear them wine and hiss and yeow. In the middle of the night, you think, what now. You hear the storys, some good, some bad. But when they cry, your always sad. Keep warm and fed Tom. Nice tribute to the poor little rat catchers. :)'s
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Date: 1/10/2013 1:45:00 PM
If only we had his luck! Another beautiful rhyme, enjoyable and inspiring. Thank you for visiting and thank you for your generous comment.
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