Written for: April 2022 PAD Challenge - Day 8
"Write a 'what they never tell you' poem.
In childhood, my sister and I were banned from
having a dog or cat. Dad loved animals; Mom was
afraid of them. We were allowed fish for a time.
They did not fare well. Turtles were next, but
escaped from their little home. We never found them.
As soon as I was an adult, cats and dogs became
a necessary part of my life. Now, older, I have lost
many of my little family members over the years. My heart
breaks anew each time. But oh, the joy they brought.
shelters are filled
dogs and cats caged in Spring
I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York.
My goal is to create and share poetry with others
who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve
in you, and feel your sparks as well.
IMO, a home is not a home without a dog or a cat. Our lovable cat of 19 yrs old crossed over the Rainbow Bridge 2 years ago and we adopted a new cat within a week.
A cat of 19 years is quite special. I am a bit raw right now with the loss of my 15 year-old dog, Marion. I have a 13 year-old dachshund, with many medical conditions. May be getting too old for this.
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Yes, I know what you mean.