My family once had two white cats. They chased after each other through the house, sliding on the wooden floors, banging into doors and continue on.
One day, with the two children in the car, we went to the country to see the trees in their Autumn colours. One of the children called from the back seat that a kitten was there in the trees. We stopped the car. It was a blue-eyed white kitten, infested with fleas, worms, with eye and ear infections. A kitten, probably 2 or 3 weeks old. We brought her to the vet, got her shots, prescriptions and so on. We got her clean and healthy again. On her next visit to the vet, he told us that she was blind and deaf.
Now we had three white cats running through the house, and two kids running after the cats through the house. Those were the days, long ago now.
The following poem has nothing to do with my story. When I wrote the poem for the prompt I thought back to the time when we found our little white cat.
Written for V.J. Prompt: Character
Characteristically, she offers
caring to the blue-eyed stray kitten
fashioning space in her backpack
hiking down the mountain trail
soft purring lifts her step
mother and kittens
ahead on trail
Dying in trenches
shivering through rain and mud
soldiering last breath
Prompt: #Haikai Challenge #60 (11/10/18) Armistice #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga
What do you See? Tuesday – Nov/13/2018 –
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Sue Vincent – #writephoto – prompt (calm)
walks before me
blue skies display footpath
divulge arduous twists and turns
easing throughout the night of the sun
comforting river refresh my spirit
Written for: Thursday photo prompt: Calm #writephoto
Written for: Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 62
The moon is still dark
Night pearl blooming in secret
Behind sun’s shadow
Written for: What do you See? Nov/06/2018
once upon a life
reminisce fifty-six years
envisioning youthful selves
once upon a life
encountering golden years
poof the bubble dream
strong alongside each other