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Animals and Pets

Poems of the animals and pets we share our life with.
The poems on this page in the order given are:

The Cat in the night
Ode to Tramp
Singing before the Dawn

The poem index provides a full list of my poems and collections. Please contact me if you want to know more about my poetry. All poems copyrighted. All rights reserved.


The Cat in the Night


The cat of this poem and photo is Becky, who belongs to mumBecky 1

Moving silently through the deep dark night
A suit of pure black with four boots of white
A white tuxedo to finish her off to perfection
A beautiful sight in the moonlights reflection

Quietly she strolls through the garden deep
Whilst the world around her is fast asleep
Then through the door that is only for her
She enters the house without causing a stir

Upon the bed she settles down with a yawn
To sleep in contentment until the new dawn
Until her staff awake and see that she’s there
To give her a stroke and show that they care

© Jenny M L


Ode to Tramp


Tramp was the name given to a black and white stray cat that use to roam around the back garden. This poem is dedicated to him
Scot Newton Stream 1
A traveller on the road of life, no place do you call home
You scavenge for what food you find, forever do you roam

We met one winter long ago upon a dark and snowy night
You sat upon the garden fence, hunger taking away your fright

To us you would not come but food you did surely need
We place a bowl outside for you so you would come and feed

You appeared more often after that but you would never stay
Food and water we put out, whenever you came our way

As time pass you would let us near, an occasional stroke you’ll accept
But as for a home you would not take, your independence you kept

In our garden you would sometimes sleep amongst the summer grass
A sheltered haven in your wild life where no harm would come to pass

But then old age begun to show on you and you came then every day
Until one evening when we discovered that you had passed away

We brought your body back here, back to the garden that you knew
May your soul now find a happier life with lots of love for you

© Jenny M L

 


Singing before the Dawn



Singing before the dawn the blackbird greets the day
Although dark to my eyes, the sun is on its way
Or so he calls out from the tree, loud and clear
Wake up, Wake up, dawns early light is near

Each day in the winter it is his joy to sing
Each morning a little sooner does his song begin
Telling me that though it was winters long night
They are getting shorter, and spring is in sight

© Jenny M L


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