Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted September 18, 2019

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The big cat that was my pal

Ode to CC, the Big Ole Cat

by Robert Zimmerman

A feral cat came to our house.
We said, “Let’s take her in.”
She roamed the house with wariness.
Our journey would begin.
I never heard a cat so loud.
The talking never ceased.
All fifteen pounds of Kitty Kat,
was such a gentle beast.
One day I put her in the car
to take her to the vet.
That was the day a heartache came
I never shall forget.
She laid next to my leather shoe
with eyes pained, and forlorn.
I never thought a Kitty Kat
could cause my heart to mourn.
I stroked her fur and rubbed her chin,
my smile long since erased.
Goodbye CC. I’ll miss you girl.
You’ll never be replaced.


Death of a Pet writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a POEM in any style about the DEATH of a PET, up to 20 lines maximum. e.g. eulogise your companion; describe your feelings; say goodbye.


Her full name was Carbon Copy because she looked exactly like a five pound black cat that lived with us for 18 years. The difference was CC weighed 15 pounds.
She was my pal and I had trained her to respond to verbal commands.
She lived indoors full time when she came to our house. If someone would accidently let her out, I would call her by name and she would come to me right away.
CC was a feral cat we found "running" with other cats and a couple of dogs.
They all lived around a barn and the day I saw her I wanted to bring her home.
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