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