Sunday, June 3, 2018

OATMEAL WITH CAT



OATMEAL WITH CAT
 
EAT MORE FIBER MY YOUNG DOC'S RULE
GOOD FOR OLD GUTS, CHOLESTEROL TOO.
 
I BRING BERRIES AND OATMEAL TO THE MORNING TABLE
BUT THE MUSH ISN'T CLOSE TO A NEW YORK BAGEL.
 
HALFWAY THROUGH THE ORDEAL THE CAT JUMPS ON MY LAP
AN ABUSED RESCUE KITTY SAFE NOW AND RELAXED.
 
HE SAVORS THE OATMEAL LEFT IN THE BOWL
LICKS MY FACE IN A THANK YOU AND CURLS INTO A BALL.
 
APPRECIATIVE PURRING VIBRATES STRAIGHT TO MY HEART
AND AGAIN I'M ENLIGHTENED BY FOUR-LEGGED SMART.
 
SO I'LL LET THIS OATMEAL THING GROW SOME ON ME
THROW IN GINGER, CINNAMON, A SLICE OF KIWI.
 
AND AGE LIKE SWEET BOY, A GRATEFUL OLD SOUL
CURLED IN A BALL WITH LOW CHOLESTEROL.
 
 
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ENDLESS LOVE 2



 
 
ENDLESS LOVE
 
THUNDERING PAWS A TONGUE ON YOUR FACE
A JET-PROPELLED TAIL AND FURRY EMBRACE.
 
SCATTER RUGS FLYING AS PART OF THE DIN
A LIVELY COMMOTION TO WELCOME YOU IN.
 
A FEW HUGS AND PATS AND TOSSING THE BALL
PUP SETTLES DOWN AND COMES WHEN YOU CALL.
 
TO SIT BY YOUR SIDE AS YOU HEAVE WEARY SIGHS
WITH HIS WATER BOWL EARS AND ENDLESS LOVE EYES.
 
 
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Books and Articles www.carolemarshallstudio.com
 
 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

CATS IN THE HOUSE



 
 
CATS IN THE HOUSE
 
 
FUR ON THE CARPET, THE CHAIR, MY CLOTHES
THERE ARE CATS IN THE HOUSE AND SO IT GOES.
 
PAW PRINTS ON COUNTERS, LUMPS IN THE BED
CATS HIDING IN COVERS, LEAPING ONTO MY HEAD.
 
LITTER FLUNG ROUND THE BOXES, BOOKS KNOCKED FROM SHELVES
NOSES IN MY YOGURT, OH THOSE PESKY ELVES.
 
RUNNING AND CHASING THEN STOPPING, ON GUARD
ON TO THE WINDOW SILL, THERE ARE DEER IN THE YARD.
 
END OF DAY PURRING AND SNUGGLING TIGHT
CATS IN THE HOUSE MAKE LIFE JUST RIGHT.
 
 
 
 
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CRITTERS ALL 2




 CRITTERS ALL
 
HOW HUMBLE THE LINKS
BETWEEN ALL LIVING BEINGS.
BEATING HEARTS, EXPANDING LUNGS,
PAIN FELT AS STRONGLY AS PLEASURE,
FEAR EXPERIENCED AS DEEPLY AS JOY.
TWO-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED
RESPONDING TO KINDNESS, DESERVING OF LOVE.
EACH BREATH, EACH WHIMPER ENTWINED AS ONE SPIRIT,
ENHANCING THE ENERGY, PROPELLING OUR UNIVERSE.
A UNITY OF SOULS, A SIMPLICITY OF TRUTH.
AT DAY'S END WE ARE CRITTERS ALL.
 
 
 
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Books and Articles www.carolemarshallstudio.com
 
 
 
 

 
 
  
 

Monday, May 28, 2018

ALWAYS



 
 
ALWAYS
 
Red roses grow fat and wild in the meadow.
Delicate pinks poke tiny heads from pots on the deck.
The morning air thick with aroma and cherished memories.
Pups and kittens, rowdy romping, tumbling and rumbling.
Grown regal beauties, proprietors of home and heart.
Aging critters asleep in the sunbeams.
Ashes nourishing soil and roots.
Sweetness mingling with purple lilac.
Their loving presence remaining, always.
 
 
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Books and articles - www.carolemarshallstudio.com

 
 
 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

HAPPY HAPPENS





HAPPY HAPPENS
 
I whirl round and round when you get out of bed
our day is beginning, good things ahead.
 
I leap with  joy when you pick up my poop
cause you toss my ball every time you scoop.
 
Rattle those car keys and I skid to the door
it's out to the jeep, not the vet's but the store.
 
There's my leash coming down from the hook
oh boy, I'm ready let's go for our walk.
 
I jump high as the sky when you tap my treat bin
time for cookies, some pats and the happy happens.
 
 
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BECAUSE SHE'S A CAT

 


BECAUSE SHE'S A CAT
 
Her body backed with leaves and dirt
she deposits same on my brand new shirt.
 
A bowl of fresh food ready to nibble
she sidles on by and eats the dog's kibble.
 
Hissing if my strokes are too great
loud purring alarm should I sleep too late.
 
Yowling for help from the tallest pine
till I haul out the ladder and she climbs down just fine.
 
To curl in my arms rubbing this way and that
to know that I love her just because she's a cat.
 
 
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Books and articles - www.carolemarshallstudio.com 
 
 

ENDLESS LOVE



ENDLESS LOVE
 
Thundering paws a tongue on your face
a jet-propelled tail and furry embrace.
 
Scatter rugs flying as part of the din
a lively commotion to welcome you in.
 
A few hugs and pats and tossing the ball
pup settles down and comes when you call.
 
To sit by your side as you heave weary sighs
with his water bowl ears and endless love eyes.
 
 
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Books and articles - www.carolemarshallstudio.com

 
 


A MAGNIFICENT QUIET

 

A MAGNIFICENT QUIET
 
No robins sing, no distant barks
the frogs in the pond are still.
Color becomes vibrant and loud
orange sun, purple lilac sweep me in.
United with verdant trees,
blue sky, tawny brown dirt.
Forsythia blinds with brilliant yellow
and I am every red flower,
every green leaf.
A dry, silent breeze strokes
evaporating tears, embracing spirit.
And in the magnificent quiet
the feel of oneness with all living beings.
 
 
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Books and articles - www.carolemarshallstudio.com
 
 

Friday, May 25, 2018

CRITTERS ALL

 
 
CRITTERS ALL
 


How humble the links
between all living beings.
 
Beating hearts, expanding lungs,
pain felt as strongly as pleasure,
fear experienced as deeply as joy.
 
Two-legged, four-legged
responding to kindness,
deserving of love.
 
Each breath, each whimper
entwined as one spirit,
enhancing the energy
propelling our universe.
 
A unity of souls,
a simplicity of truth.
 
At day's end we are
critters all.
 





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Friday, May 18, 2018

IN THE GRASS BY THE SEA




 IN THE GRASS BY THE SEA


 Warm grains of sand under my paws.
Salty spray caked on my nose.
 
Seagulls teasing, just out of reach.
Bald eagles soaring, ignoring my barks.
 
Sticks to collect, crab legs to crunch.
Driftwood, seashells, sailing ships on the horizon.
 
A rich, earthy smell in the grass
by the sea.




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