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a little journey

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Yours was a little journey

Barely from A to B

You never ventured very far

You chose to stay with me

A paw laid gently on my hand

Told more than any tale

A purring presence on my bed

Your charm could never fail

You always were a slinky girl

So sooty black and chic

My gemma, little witchy cat

You always were unique

The garden is your bed now, love

So we’ll still talk, we two

A peaceful sleep until the time

That I’ll curl up with you.




◄ sarah beaney

ghazal - under grass ►


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Elaine Booth

Tue 18th Jan 2011 20:36

So sad but so sweetly put. My parents are facing this with their cat, as she is getting very frail. I think your poem will comfort them, it is so bitter-sweet.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 15th Jan 2011 21:35

I have loved dearly two cats who were friends and helpmates through many hard times. This poem is delightful, although I do not expect to curl up with my cats when I die. Mind you, I still feel them in spirit, even under the bedcovers sometimes.

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Sat 15th Jan 2011 18:58

I think you and Gemma must have had a great life together Ann, and that is all we can wish for..made me go awww too..x

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John Coopey

Fri 14th Jan 2011 23:09

I agree, Ann. Like Banksy says - corny but nice. I liked it. I hope writing the poem helps a little for you.

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Fri 14th Jan 2011 22:19

Lovely - and every bit as corny as mine (on here a while ago) - he was black as well ( I think you know ?

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Lynn Dye

Fri 14th Jan 2011 20:31

Aw, so sad, just beautiful, Ann, condolences. xx

<Deleted User> (8943)

Fri 14th Jan 2011 19:37

Aw, pulls at the heartstrings, I'll be devastated the day my dog shuffles off this mortal coil...

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alan barlow

Fri 14th Jan 2011 19:25

and why not ?
beautifully written
and sorry about gemma

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Ann Foxglove

Fri 14th Jan 2011 19:22

Unashamedly sentimental!

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