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Trembling in the Shadows

There she sat, eyes pinpoints of light, trembling in the shadows
   As her friends frolicked carefree, over hill, dale and meadow
My wife and I beckoned to her, "Please come and eat" ---
   Her story wordlessly told, devouring leftovers like a treat  

Then curled up on the couch, contentment written 'cross her face ...
   Fell asleep for the evening without first saying grace
My wife and I each shared a wink and stifled a yawn ---
   We'd renew her acquaintance at the break of dawn 

But when we awakened, our night visitor had fled
   Even a poor, starving kitten won't trade freedom for a bed

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Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/30/2018 10:10:00 AM
Now this was really nice and being a cat person it touched me. Though, I have never known a stray that has walked away from food, but I guess it happens. : )
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Chris Green
Date: 11/30/2018 1:02:00 PM
And here I thought I was Bennie the Ball. :) Didn't think I knew Top Cat, did you? :)
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 11/30/2018 12:29:00 PM
Well, you're in good company, Chris: Cat Woman, Batman, and you, "Top Cat!" :) gw