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One of Those Days

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suthern
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0 posted 01-21-2000 09:59 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for suthern

Yesterday, I stepped on lots of toes.
I didn't mean to, heaven knows,
But everything I meant to say
Came out in the worst possible way.
I took offense at some small joke
Then MY transgressions the offender spoke
My list of misdeeds was so long
I had to accept I was in the wrong.
A friend said "howdy" and I flew
Into a snit - I thought he knew
I wasn't happy with his actions
And so I detailed each infraction.
All day, compassion was pretense...
I sulked, I moaned, I took offense.
Last night, my Dad called just to chat
And to tell me that my cat
Hadn't made it. Old Fenster died.
That's when I just broke down and cried.
Smoke gray beauty, harming none,
Fenster was a charming one.
Now his buddy stands by his grave
And I remember the love he gave.
Those petty anxieties no longer make sense
For yesterday, God also took a Fence.

RIP, ya ole puddin' headed Fenster monster. I love you.



[This message has been edited by suthern (edited 01-21-2000).]
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1 posted 01-21-2000 10:03 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

A loving beautiful tribute to Fenster. So touchingly beautiful it made me cry. My beloved feline will be following shortly, I'm afraid.....

Denise
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Oh Suthern...so sorry to hear of your loss....{{{HUGS}}}
Your poem is very touching and a fine tribute to your feline friend...
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3 posted 01-21-2000 10:22 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Thanks, Denise and Pepper! *S* There was a time when I resented Fenster... he'd belonged to an old boyfriend who didn't need either of us. In time, I realized I got the better deal! LOL
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4 posted 01-21-2000 10:57 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Fenster is busy washing his face
whiskers twitching with his usual grace
thinking back at the good life he had
hoping his mum won't be too sad
cause not all cats are quite so lucky
to have a mum who's feisty and plucky
we both gave each other so much love
as Fenster purrs in the sun's warmth above

ps: Fenster asked to tell you that..

HUSG


 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

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Rainbow...how sweet your poem...
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6 posted 01-21-2000 11:09 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Awwwww, Rainbow!!! I needed that... thank you so much!!! Somewhere in cat heaven, an angel is probably having to carry the big lug around... he was an expert at cadging a ride and saving his own feet the effort! LOL
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Hello, Belle, err suthern,
It's old Fenster here.
I'm writing to tell you
To be of good cheer.

I'm up here in heaven,
For I was a good cat.
And let me tell you,
This IS where its at!

All day I chase dogs,
I trap them in trees.
And when I catch them
I give them all fleas!

My claws are all sharp,
Because the furniture's silk.
And when I am thirsty,
I drink nothing but milk!

The sun warms my belly,
As I lay on my back.
The mice comb my whiskers,
Then make me a snack.

The doors are all open
I can go in or stay out.
I'm thought of as cute,
Whenever I pout.

How was I so lucky,
To be sent here in the end?
Its easy, I was loved,
By you; my BEST friend.

Belle - please go easy on everybody today.  Ol' Fenster is watching you.

Hugs
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8 posted 01-21-2000 11:29 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

LJA: Ya ole kitty kicker, you. *G* I knew you were a softy... once the barnacles are scraped off! LOL. Thanks, sailor... smooch!
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My symapathies are with you, I know how it is to lose a fine furred friend  
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10 posted 01-21-2000 12:24 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

To err is human, to forgive devine...

Suthern --you're one of the devine ones ;-)


A toast to your kitty!  *clink*
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Oh hon!...big hugs to you!  What a wonderful tribute to a spectacular friend...Fenster is livin' the good life now, don't you worry sweets.

 May I never be too busy to help another's load,
Then I'll be drinking from the saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed.

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12 posted 01-21-2000 01:25 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

LR: I'll probably make more than a few toasts tonight. *S* (And not devine at all... but huggz for the thought! *S*)

Hoot & Satiate: Thank you very much! He was pretty special. There were times when I would have sworn he didn't have a brain in his furry noggin... like when he decided to take a flying leap off a balcony... I guess he thought the twig that held a squirrel would hold a 25 pound cat! *S* But if you ever needed a purr machine, he was the man! LOL
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Purrr machine???  *perk*  Did you hear that, Toe?  Belle needs a purr machine!  I just kinda sorta wonder though - how does a Toerag purr?  I guess Belle just spins you around real fast until the whirrrr sounds like a purrrrrr...  ya think?
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14 posted 01-21-2000 03:40 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Lady Suthern... Sorry for your loss...sorta puts everything in perspective.  You did good on this one and I'm sure Fenster is purring in the land of catnip and warm milk, fat gimpy mice and finely upholstered furniture.
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15 posted 01-21-2000 03:49 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

LJA: Ah... the real sailor appears again... Brat! *G*

Andrew: Don't forget soft cushions placed in sunbeams and people tuna. LOL

Thank y'all!!! Have a great weekend!
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16 posted 01-21-2000 08:10 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You are so right, Suthern. Things that are really important do tend to eradicate foolishness and put it into perspective. I'm sorry for your loss and I understand your feelings perfectly.

LngJohn...you make a really neat cat!!
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Suthern, sorry about your loss...
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I'm sorry hearing the bad news
I have a cat he purrs and does still his due's
I can't imagine he be gone some day
But we all do, what can I say
Up there he is happy and does not whine
I seen him just today jumping up to cloud # 9
He send his meouws down to you
And say's he'll be waiting there for you
Hope this eased your pain a little bit
And if not I better quit
You have my prayer what shall I say
We all eventually have to go this way

A nice tribute to Fenster

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

 
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