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