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Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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northern mountains, Idaho


0 posted 04-02-2000 05:19 AM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

This
early April
Morning tried to
squeeze wearily through the
window blinds like a tomcat who'd
enjoyed too many fights
the night before.
~ ~ ~
Pawing the shades, he
attempted to wriggle between,
bloody and torn-eared; scruffy, determined
to rouse us from our fleeting slumber
for a stroke, a forgiving love,
and some tasty vittles.
~ ~ ~
A cat might have received,
but Morning brought no excuses. He
arrived unwanted, rejected, glaring mercilessly
into our eyes. He was a wild, incorrigible, self-designated
eccentric; and we slammed the window,
pulled tight the curtains. But
he sat outside howling.
And
there was no rest.


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lucky
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1 posted 04-02-2000 07:07 AM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

I only know one cat like that and it's yours, did I miss something..?

 
Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 04-02-2000 07:53 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

And you just lost an hour, sleepyheads
Nicely written
Enjoyable to read
Liz
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Excellent I love the extended metaphore  
Poet deVine
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4 posted 04-02-2000 12:33 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Very good! I just visited your website and signed your guestbook. You have such talent! Incredible, Rosemary!  
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5 posted 04-02-2000 12:36 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I like the cat metaphor, as I love cats and would much prefer a kitty to waking up in the morning! Good work, Rosemary.

Elizabeth


 "He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!"
-The Crucible

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Rosemary~
You are AWESOME !
Such a delightful read.
~*Marge*~


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Martie
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Wonderful!!!
doreen peri
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Great simile, Rosemary. Enjoyed.
kaleidoscope
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I'm tired too.  I like the way you make that darn sun irritate like a caterwauling cat.
CherylLynnMckee
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All I can say is.. Darn you are good! As always.

 
Janet Marie
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rosemary,
this is excellent, love the imagery, very creative metaphor. I feel this way on sunday morns when ya wanna sleep late...add the the list of intrusions-- early morning phone calls...the worst (smile)

thank you for you kind and understanding reply to my poem about depression, im sorry you know this pain...please do post your poem about your mother...we would both love to see it and most importantly learn from it.
take care, jm

 she said I dont know if I've ever been good enough,
and I'm a little bit rusty, and I feel like my head is caving in.
...and I dont know if I've ever been really loved by a hand thats touched me...
and I feel like somethings gonna give...
and I'm a little bit angry.
matchbox20
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