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I Confess, I Am Guilty

My parents said I could not keep the black, stray cat.
They explained our canary would not survive that.
Parents out, a sitter, and my four-year-old mind
Let the cat in and hoped for the best in due time.

I am ashamed to have plotted murder when four,
Sad an innocent bird died cause I liked cats more.
The whole family loved that sweet cat, “Little Bit”,
Plus, I promise, I have planned no other death hit.

CayCay Jennings

February 24, 2016
Contest:  It’s Time To Fess Up
Sponsor:  Lin Lane
2nd Place

Copyright © CayCay Jennings | Year Posted 2016

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White Wolf And The Raven

Rest yourself, my white wolf friend
Take your time, until we hunt again

You've filled you belly, as I have mine
We have much time, until next we dine

Then tis I, who will take to the skies
Yes once more, I will be your eye's

I'll spy a creature, then lead you there
Where you'll snarl, white teeth you'll bare

You'll fight our foe, to provide our need
Fresh dead carcass, from which we feed

When seen together, it seems so rare
But that makes us,such an odd pair

So rest yourself my wolf, of fur so white
Soon my black feathers, will again take flight


contest;Could you please
sponsor;Broken Wings

Copyright © Brenda Chiri | Year Posted 2017

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Bandit of My Heart

Oh, Bandit, what's your impish task
While sporting, sly, that little mask?

You seem quite innocent and frail
Yet the kitchen tells a different tale

Floor all messy, the counters, too
Paw prints that led straight to you

But while I had a penance planned
You're far too sweet to reprimand

Looking slumberous in your slouch
Reclining leisurely upon the couch

Soon you'll close those kitty eyes
And off you'll scamper to fantasize

Such fuzzy mitts you'll fuzzily flail
While prizing creatures, (and your tail)

I can't help query what you'll scheme
While making mischief in your dream

Though doubts, have I, it can't outdo
The pranks you pull while being You

But antics granted, here you'll stay
Because I'd have you no other way

So while you're "Plunder-On-All-Fours"
You've plundered, too, this heart ...

That's yours. <3

** FIRST PLACE in the "Picture Prompt: Write Me Something Funny" Poetry Contest, Julie Leigh Rodeheaver, Sponsor. **

Copyright © Gregory R Barden | Year Posted 2017

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Mighty Mighty Spider

Now usually when a spider finds its way into my home
I squash it right away saying, hey my space alone

But one day I came upon a fuzzy little spider there upon my dryer
Frantically running up and down the chrome strip which looked like a mirror

He bravely reared up and fought this villain in his way
Up and down this battle raged a good part of the day

I laughed so hard my stomach hurt, but he didn't care
He boldly continued his plight, the enemy was near

The battle over and he's laying still, I wonder to myself
Was it victory? Or was he awaiting his pending death?

I gently took him outside and placed him on a tree
And told him, you're the mightiest little spider I ever did see

©Donna Jones

Copyright © Donna Jones | Year Posted 2013

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The Goat That Lives Next Door

Hello my friend, good day to you; I see you got my note
It's time we had a face to face about that crazy goat!

He made a mess, broke in my barn; ate up my buds and cans
And when I tried to chase him out, he kicked my bloomin' fan

Now see here Mr. Farmin' Man, I know you from way back
But if you don't restrain that goat - I'll stretch his scrawny neck!

Me and that goat been fightin' long; he thinks he won this time
So I'll show him today for sure that I'm still in my prime

That goat won't get the better of me; I'll trap him with some hay
I'll lay a path straight to the barn and lead him in that way

Oh darn! He's smarter than I thought, he ate up to the door
He stopped and turned then shook his tail like he don't want no more

Aww shucks - there's got to be a way to trap that crazy goat
He's found new ways into my barn - I'll send another note

This time though Mr. Farmin' Man, I will not shout and wail
I'm goin to git the Sheriff now and throw that goat in jail!

Copyright © Neva Romaine | Year Posted 2015

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Animal Crackers

A giraffe approached
We necked

An elephant met me on the jungle path
I stored many thoughts in his trunk

A monkey smiles at me
Now I have no more bananas

A zebra wants to discuss the issues of life
I replied, such things are never black and white

On a boat, an alligator swam by
He offered to sell me an old family briefcase 

I have, I confess a gold fish with blonde hair
I named her Donald as bizarre as it seems

I tried to hire a group of rabbits
I said it’s the carrot or the stick

They were hopping mad
Multiplying their demands

I gave in
My coyote lawyer was useless in such matters

Alas as I am older now
So I bought a turtle

He slows me down a little
I slow him down a lot

I now have a great admiration
For Dr Doolittle

Who after all
Did a little and a lot

Although there was that one case never solved
No one though, really gives a quack!

Copyright © arthur vaso | Year Posted 2016

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Open Your Eyes To The Truth

Another war crime to add onto a bucket list 
that goes on far beyond our mind
Another human rights violation unheard of
when is this world going to awaken

The sleeping giant filled with grace 
and bring those murdering monsters to trial 

So as they may face justice 
their justice returned onto them
So many masks fall away in a world arena
Greed and pride invades countries 

Forcing poor innocence to suffer
trying to bring order with chaos and control

Desecration of the holy lands 
innocent blood spills on sands of our times 

Each and everyone of us knows morally right 
There is a worth in every death
The moons have bled 
I see it now opening behind scenes

Pray God be merciful unto the blind hiding 
open their eyes for a moment 

In a just democracy power is the people 
understand this ninety per cent of all killed 

Innocent people says it all sealed 
In the name of the cross and ark of our covenant 

They who love in God's name will speak 
Holy Spirit holds the castle fort commands you 

They who live on the dark side reek
peace for them does not exist
Killing machines show no mercy on suffering souls 
Thou shalt not kill love's reminder enemy hates

Love thy neighbor spoken on the tablets 
They have no morals standing within the light of truth 

Spawn's of the Devil out of hell kills with burning lead 
so we see behind the mask who deceives us

They who worship the golden calf again 
as they do the anti-Christ's bidding

Reeking havoc upon this earth plundering 
their soul aim is destruction givers 

Treating people like animals clowned joke 
reeks of vermin crawling underneath their skin 

Angels upon this earth our battles has begun 
we all can see the ignorance killing is not just

With twisted visions planning forward with no democracy 
to kneel playing the key role fate our destiny awaits us all

Copyright © liam mcdaid | Year Posted 2015

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Animal Antics

I just found out two poodles that I bought
were ferrets!  Ay caramba! And guess what?

To make each one resemble less a rat,
they gave them steroids, making them both fat!

They also fluffed their pretty fur just so
around their heads. So how was I to know?

Each one looked so much like a toy poodle
they had me fooled - whole kit and caboodle!

Our veterinarian has verified
the facts for me. Those poodle dealers lied.

And folks now say I should have realized
the truth, which stared at me with beady eyes!

Those ferrets sure run fast; I think I’ll buy
two tiny leashes, or else I could try. . . 

to sucker someone stupider than me.
Hey, buy one poodle; get the other free!

I wrote this April 22, 2013 after hearing a news story about a guy who actually believed he had bought a poodle when it was a ferret on steroids! See above for the link to the news footage! 

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2013

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Sister Bears

Deep in the meadow, where deer run wild in the open, 
Papa bear was waking his two cubs from their sheltered den. 

"Go out and play Cailyn and Jess, go discover something new, 
and always remember you take care of me and I take care of you" 

Jess went running as fast as can be leaving her little sister behind. 
She wanted to run to the river to see what fishes she could find. 

"wait up wait up" Cailyn shouted and hollered at her sisters back. 
She followed slowly and carefully inside her sisters foot track. 

Jess shouted back "Sis why can't you just let me be. 
I don't need you right now and you don't need me" 

This made little bear Cailyn so very sad, she ran and hid 
Crying and crying from what her sister cub just did 

Off in the distance she could here Jess scream 
" Cailyn, Cailyn, come help. I'm stuck in the stream" 

Cailyn went running as fast as her little legs would go 
Having to help her sister, the only friend she did ever know 

She just got there in time as Jess was about to fall 
Reaching Cailyn helped her out, whew what a close call 

The two dirty cubs went home to be with their dad 
They fell a sleep in the then den, both of them glad 

Papa bear's advice these two little bitty bear cubs was so true
"Always remember you take care of me and I take care of you." 

Children's Fable Contest

Copyright © CT Duet | Year Posted 2014

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Poor little Zena zebra was feeling oh so sad She was born an albino, which made her look bad Zena desperately wanted to fit in with the others And have a stripy body like her sisters and brothers Zena thought hard and came up with a cunning plan She would paint some stripes, so she’d have great élan Zena went shopping in a local hardware store Bought some black paint for the stripes she’d adore Her stripes were brushed on by a trusted friend But quickly the can of paint came to an end Sadly Zena hadn’t got any more money Her half painted body looked rather funny How the other zebra’s laughed at poor Zena They called her names; they couldn’t be meaner But good luck was on little Zena’s side that day The rain lashed down and washed the paint away For Zena had purchased watercolour paint Now Zena’s back to white and she has no complaint She stands out in the crowd because she is unique Yes she’s different from the others but her look is oh so chic Zena stands proudly in her white coat which shines so bright She is delighted to say not everything in life is black and white Moral of the story it is our differences that make us unique A delightful Children’s fable Contest Sponsored by Carol Eastman. 07~10~16

Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2016

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Pretty Bessie the cow was on the pull - she had her sights set on Billy the bull To attract the attention of this young man Bessie the cow came up with a cunning plan She had plastic surgery to enhance the way she looked When he saw the transformation that young bull was hooked! Bessie the cow also had some body piercing done But when it came to milking this wasn’t so much fun! Billy admired her whilst he was grazing Bessie’s body now looked ‘udderly amazing’ Soon Billy and Bessie fell head over heels They are always together in the farmer’s fields Many many thanks to Mama Bear for sending me the two pictures which inspired this poem 11th October 2016

Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2016

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Meow Meow

Here kitty, kitty. Come out and play
I have a new bow for you today
You tore the blue one out so quick
With angry paw…you seemed quite ticked!
I want to dress you and show you off
So all the other bows I now have tossed
No purple or green to match your eyes
Or orange, nor pink that you despise
Polk-a-dots were just not right for you
You tore them to shreds a time or two
No stripes or plaids are in my hand
For these I know you could not stand
The white one was lost in your white fur
When it came out you purred and purred
Here kitty, kitty, now don’t you tease
I’ve a red one here that’s sure to please

Written for “Hello Kitty (World)” members contest.

Copyright © Debra Squyres | Year Posted 2013

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Tasha was a wooly bear of a chow
Who found a homeless kitten somehow 

He followed her home and she took over his care
Grooming and cleaning, smoothing his unruly hair

For months they made their daily appointed rounds
On the woody paths they considered their grounds

Eating and sleeping together and always by her side 
The kitten called Brother was his "Mother's" pride

One day Tasha was upset we could see
Brother was gone where could he be

Looking and searching the nearby wood
Was fruitless revealing nothing of any good

Tasha decided she would take the task on
She looked back at us and then was gone

Later she arrived with head hanging low
But that wasn't all she had something to show

A small cat she held ever so gently 
Breathing no longer his life gone evidently 

Her heart was broken she couldn't recover 
Her small son departed so for her it was all over

Soon thereafter Tasha knew that find him she might
Sadly the rainbow bridge was where they would reunite

But in evening's fading light two shadows are sometimes seen
Showing those who might glimpse this unforgettable scene 
How much love between two small creatures there had been

Copyright © Elizabeth Smith | Year Posted 2015

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My Butterfly

My Butterfly

Furry little caterpillar in
your coat of black and brown

It's so very hard to tell
if you are up or down

From your lofty branch
you fall onto a leaf below

Only to decide again 
that's not the way to go

you are so steadfast 
in your flight

I have such sympathy 
for your plight

As you inch about to and fro
I wonder why I love you so

Then as the miracle
of life's performed

With golden wings 
you are transformed

Your former self left stiffly dried,
no more a furry coat inside

Now as you glide on currents high
I need not wonder ,why I sigh...

Tis you I love, my Butterfly!

Author Mary Thompson

Copyright © Mary Thompson | Year Posted 2013

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Shopping day arrives and the shopper 
has in mind
A delicacy called veal she knows she 
will find 
It's in a nicely wrapped pack its contents 
She'll cook it just right with some wine 
to drink
But there's a sad story behind that Plastic 
A baby's calf's body not long ago was on 
a rack
He had cried and cried where did mama 
She had never left him alone like this before
Then they led him at last down that scary 
Green Mile
His legs were shaking and he tried hard not 
to defile
He heard the cries from the animals all around
He thought he heard mama as he fell dead on 
the ground

Copyright © Elizabeth Smith | Year Posted 2016

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He lay there all forlorn
Wishing someone would give him a home

His legs might be bent but he can still walk
Can be very verbal when we talk

He just lies here, has no one to love him
Eyes are so sad, heartache within

No one to hold him to say its ok
No one to watch him when he tries to play

There must be someone whose heart i melt
He thinks as he lays there with hope not felt

Whats this a little  guy in a wheelchair
Went to pass by, but stopped to stare

Mam he cries he is just like me
Cant walk so good from what I can see

Can he come home with us  he can ride on my lap
When his legs are tired, he's a bright little chap

So now there is hope and love in these eyes
I have a new playmate and a home thats a surprise

I am the happiest boxer pup in town
Have a big grin where once was a frown.

Copyright © Seren Roberts | Year Posted 2013

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Black void prey

The spirit of memories polluted 
fingerprints crossing over your spine

Ghouls that crawl eerily creeping
from an abyss of the darkest claws scratching 

Consuming with fire aching burns 
scaled by nightmares of the past demons 

From under tombstones they rise cold echoes 
undead souls of bygone nightshades haunt

Copyright © liam mcdaid | Year Posted 2017

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A Pheasant In The Grass

I lie here in the prairie wind
Covered by grass that has no end
Just a pheasant seeking shelter
From a world that's helter skelter
'Tis the season of guns and dogs
And grown up men in camo togs
I stay as still as I can lie
In hopes the world will pass me by
I hear a gun and words out loud
Announce a kill in words so proud
I see them turn the other way
And I will live another day
This land is mine, I know it well
And men with dogs can burn in hell


Copyright © Larry Bradfield | Year Posted 2017

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Where Are You My Wolf

I've flown high, and I've flown far
I'd fly to the moon and nearest star

Above the treetops and I've flown wide
Some would say from me you try to hide

I'd fly forever and I would not never stop
Flying forever until I thought I would drop

My mission is to find my wolf ,my friend
I would search for you until the very end

For my white furred friend who is so kind
We have a connection you just can't unbind 

We share a friendly love,yes tis true
A mutual respect you have and I for you
But one day I awoke, and you did diappear
Of you being hurt ,or even worse i did fear

Then I spot you, my wolf you've been so bad
I land by you,to tell you later what a time I had

For I will let you sleep, as I peck your furry cheek
Laying my body by the paw. of the one I did seek

If you should ever again leave me can I come too
So we better understand what we both go through

Copyright © Brenda Chiri | Year Posted 2017

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A Pecan Thief

I built a platform between my house and the fence to dry out my pecans.
A squirrel stole some of my pecans and showed no remorse when I caught him.

He continued stealing right before my very eyes as if he had 'a right' to do so.
In fact, he passed within two feet of me, stopped, and stared me in the eye.

Not only did he disrepect me, but of this human being, he had absolutely no fear.
I'm no mind reader, but I believe I was able to read his spirit and bad attitude.

I would venture to say that he was annoyed by me as he said to himself,
"Would you leave me alone, because I'm only trying to feed my family!".
08252017PSContest, Animal Nonsense, Kevin Shaw

Copyright © curtis johnson | Year Posted 2017

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Beachside Food and Drink Slinks

A is for algae, red, green, blue cells, soaking up sun, sliming teeth 
B is for bacterial mat, clumping underneath, earliest born, never asleep

C is for coral reef, the place we all find cover or the sand parrotfish chew and release
D is for diatom, all seeded calcium, all float free, all denizens barely seen

E is for eelgrass, nursery meadows of the anchovy, and other browsers of green 
F is for fan worm, filter feeder like a flower, 8000 species on which fish feed

G is for giant kelp, floating on bladders of air they’re forests of cold waters clean
H is for helmet, the royalty of snails who protect our feet, queen, emperor, king

I is for isopod, the chameleon crustacean, they color match what they eat
J is for jellyball, or cannonball jellyfish, not upside down or moon, avoid their heat

K is for keyhole limpet, favorite food of ochre stars, will erect its own wall
L is for laver, the sea lettuce of nori, it swirls red skirt as ocean falls

M is for mermaid’s purse, the sack of the skate whose yolk keeps them alive
N is for nerite, the prisoner striped snail of the rocky zone as numerous as a hive

O is for oyster drills, the snails that slurp oysters and use them to lay eggs
P is for pleurobranch, a sea slug answer for oranges, with one active leg

Q is for quahog, the bivalve seaman who can survive eating the mud
R is for rove beetle, the one waiting to snatch the unwary beach hopper for good

S is for saxitoxin, those red tides produced by mating that can paralyze humans
T is for tubular sponge, they squish, bore and encrust as space lends

U is for urchin, those spiny skinned balls, no eyes or noses but dig food in sand 
V is for Venus, Music Volutes dined or Vampire Squids skimming along land

W is for whelk, not the musically inclined, but the slow moving snail in a shell
X is for X and a half, the six rayed star, hungry for anything on the half shell

Y is for yucca, blooming on the beach, they bloom nice and tolerate the sand
Z is for Zostera marinara, the address of eel grass when they're feeling grand

All of this green life is what crunches, stinks, dries and slips underfoot
The rest that find the housing and dining compatible means someone’s on the look.

Copyright © Sheri Fresonke Harper | Year Posted 2013

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A Condensed Version Of Aesop's Hare And Turtle Fable

Once upon a time a hare challenged a turtle to a race.
A fox was appointed to establish the time and the place.
The hare made sport of the turtle's lumbering pace,
Saying, "I'll give you a head start so that you can save face!"
The race began and the hare became bored and lay down for a nap,
But the turtle plodded on since he was a determined old chap.
The hare woke with a start and not seeing the turtle in view,
Brushed the sleep from his eyes and away he flew!
He saw the turtle nearing the finishing line,
And mused, "No sweat!  Everything will be fine!"
But old mister turtle crossed the line with a flair,
Out'fox'ing the hare and winning the race by a 'hare!'

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
(c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Copyright © Robert L. Hinshaw | Year Posted 2015

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The Legend of Goliath the Frog

Goliath the frog was gigantic in size,
often ridiculed out of despise.
He measured as high as six feet tall
and labeled the number one oddball.
But one day, at Frogville's annual event,
intruders stormed in with malicious intent.
"Yummy! Delicious frog legs," they said.
"Perfect for tonight's dinner spread!”
Goliath watched quietly from up on his log
as they began caging each and every frog.
Then suddenly he leaped with all his might,
straight into town to defend their rights.

"Set them free!" He croaked. "Or deal with me!"
"Our legs are for jumpin'; not for munchin'!"
Shocked at Goliath's enormous size,
the villains ran off with fear in their eyes.
All the Frogvillians cheered "HORRAY!
Thank you Goliath for saving the day."

Later, they gave him an award of distinction
for saving the frogs from extinction.
And although he is now dead and gone,
the legend of Goliath the frog still lives on!

by Ana Espinola Collins


Copyright © Ana Espinola Collins | Year Posted 2015

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Why there were no Unicorns on Noah's Ark

Build an ark out of gopher wood that’s what I want from you.
Noah said he would to God and he and his sons set out to do.

Take two of all the animals of the unclean variety 
But seven of the clean kind, are you listening Noah to me?

Yes lord I hear you, and I will do your Will.
Can you tell me how long before, the water the earth will fill?

Build the ark now Noah, and do not question me
You have a huge task ahead, and I will save your family.

The ark now built, the pitch spread, the unclean animals passed two by two
The pigs the camels and unclean ones, for food I do not give to you.

As for the clean ones, take seven of each I say
And then there will be food for you, when you leave the ark one day.

But what about the unicorn God, they are so hard to find?
I am afraid then Noah, said God, that he must be left behind.

If we find another though, is it a beast unclean or clean
Would we need seven or two, I am not sure what you mean?

If you find another one Noah, the rains I will keep away
Because I am now telling you. the last one has flown today

Oh my Lord why is that, the unicorn is so fine
Yes, said God to Noah, and that’s why he is mine.

© ~GG~21/05/2013

Copyright © Mandy Tams The Golden Girl | Year Posted 2013

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Equus Poeticus Variabilis

I’m riding your horse, no giddyap allowed,
simply plunge into the deepest unknown.

Your voice sets the pace, it whispers 
into the ears of my ride, sometimes they twitch

sometimes they find water, sometimes 
the waterfalls absorb all thought. I lean

over neck, sample horse blood like a vampire, 
like a computer’s command mode

taking over my brain, allowing my heart
to beat in tune, my feet to turn to hooves

and kick up or canter, moving with the rhythm
and flow, feeling the sweat of the sun

overhead and the damp of shady pines
and raking the grasses until they rustle over skin.

This is how I know you: the whisper on the wind
the stroke along my frame, the bed stead 

in which I dream, the places of unimagined
like a lure, a bait, overtaking me, leading 

me down a road I’ve never found
until you lent the movement of ride forever. 

Copyright © Sheri Fresonke Harper | Year Posted 2013

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Of all creatures great and small
Insects are most assiduous folk of all 
They perform assigned duties each day
And let nothing dissuade them on their way
The till the soil and collect the forage
Their labor brings them food, some for storage 
Their diligent spirits have no equaled pace
Mostly repulsed  by a higher stationed  race
Human beings became  Self appointed  superiors 
But without these small beasts humans would be their inferiors

Copyright © Elizabeth Smith | Year Posted 2014

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All Porto geese 
speak Portuguese.

Volodymyr Knyr

Copyright © Volodymyr Knyr | Year Posted 2014

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The poor

He's poorer, who rapes 
poor apes.

Volodymyr Knyr

Copyright © Volodymyr Knyr | Year Posted 2014

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Tribute to Tommy Cat

Oh Tommy cat, precious little guy,
You knew we came to say good-bye.

Our hands reached out to stroke your fur.
We all knew what would soon occur,

That you would have a lasting sleep,
And in our hearts your love we'd keep.

For fourteen years you were at home,
Brought joy and love where you did roam,

Waiting to greet us at the door
As soon as our feet touched the floor.

Oh yes, how we felt your sweet love,
And soon you'll watch us from above.

They laid you in my arms until
That shot relieved you of your will.

Still, in in my arms, you lay asleep,
Kitty heaven where angels keep.

I asked my aunt who loved cats so
To come to greet you when you go.

She heard me, this is how I know.
Overhead was a huge rainbow. . !

February 23, 2016

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Copyright © Connie Marcum Wong | Year Posted 2016

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Creature Comfort-Collab With Deb Wilson

In the midst of the dewdrops that sparkle the morning the bluebird of happiness sang without warning. Basking in the sun of a new day's light then spreading it's wings for a first day flight. The sun grew so large in the painted sky while creatures stirred in the forest nearby. Frolicking in the shadows the animals play in search of new adventures that may come their way. They stop and they sniff as humans come near to their woodland home but they feel no fear. As the dewdrops fade into afternoon delight the evening comes a calling with a beautiful starlit night. The furry ones scurry towards peaceful repose. In the forest they'll sleep till the morning light glows. Peace and love flourish in this forest all day long. May your mind enjoy the beauty before it's all gone.
7-15-13 Thanks Deb... I enjoyed working on this with you as well...

Copyright © Dan Kearley | Year Posted 2013