WELCOME TO THE 23RD LETTER OF
THE A TOZ CHALLENGE 2015:
ONCE AGAIN I WILL CHOOSE A SONG TITLE
THEN WRITE MY OWN POEM:
WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT?
We inherited Tabitha
From our eldest son Rob.
He had to part with her
Because of unsocialable hours with his job.
She fitted in with the family
which consisted of hubby, me, dog, daughter and son.
Just to look at her lovely face
Is why our hearts she won.
The dog took her under her wing,
To ensure no mischief occurred.
But Tabitha loved to see bare feet
Which up to then I'd never heard.
As the years flew by,
She seemed to go missing each morn.
I would get upset,
Wondering where she had gone.
I found out quite by accicdent.
Feeling such a fool.
It appears she'd creep into morning assembly
In the nearby school.
I wondered if she needed to pray,
For all the fuss she caused.
Especially when I took her to the vets
For him to inspect her claws.
More years passed,
The dog, we had to part.
She was sixteen yrs old.
How it broke our hearts.
Then Tabitha was diagnosed
With Diabetes when she was ten.
I'd give her two shots daily
much to her disgust of insulin.
We did take her to our caravan,
To ensure she got her shots.
She loved it there,
Especially when the weather was hot.
She was a great comfort to me
Whe hubby passed away.
She always followed me around
And by my side she'd stay.
Tabitha would Me-ow at hubby's
Then come and sit on my lap,
And for many a hour stay there.
She would always put her paws
Around my neck.
And head under my chin.
It was uncomfortable but hey? what the heck.
Then I heard the words "I think it's the kindest thing"
As I stroked her with eyes full of tears.
I whispered in her ear.
Thank you for fourteen happy years.
Copyright Yvonne Lewis;