Little Cat, Please Come Home

You disappeared without a sound
The warmth of your fur against my toes
The cold air blowing through the empty space where you should be
I couldn't understand your abrupt disappearance
I love the evenings curled on the sofa
Laying in your favourite spot.

Three days have passed, and I wonder where you are
No call, no message from anyone to tell me you are safe
I dream when I am warm in my bed of you cold and alone
In a world unknown and frightening
I know you would come home if you could
Searching the streets night after night, not a sight
Posters scattered around the village
I hope, beg for your return.

One early morning, I wake to the sound of your meow
You have returned!
My heart jumps when I realise you are home
I have never felt so happy
My happiness turns to shock when I see your face
Your beautiful face, maimed in an unspeakable way
I cry not knowing what pain you have suffered
Unspeakable pain, but you are home and I know you are safe

The inevitable feeling knowing you will only see from one eye
You are a survivor, you found your way home

I look at you tonight, your swollen face
Happy to be home, curled up in your favourite spot
Bad things happen, but good can come of them

I look on the bright side... you may never have returned to me.

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wilbury steve 5 years ago from Great Wakering, England

I completely sympathize with that feeling of wondering where your much loved cat is, & the relief when they return, even if they need treatment. you have nicely summed up the range of emotions & feelings that we go through with our furry friends!!


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Leanne1783 5 years ago from Bradford, United Kingdom Author

Thank you! It definitely was a relief when he came home! He has made an almost full recovery which is all that I wanted! They did add level of stress to your life but I wouldn't be without him!!


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epigramman 5 years ago

..obviously a very very moving hub subject and lovely piece of poetry for someone like me who loves his two cats dearly (the one in the picture has attained diva status - Little Miss Tiffy) and my 'big boy' and white deaf cat - Mister Gabriel - my two best friends and so very nice to meet you and thank you for your ringing endorsement of my work - did you see the Royal Wedding yesterday - wasn't it fabulous?


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Leanne1783 5 years ago from Bradford, United Kingdom Author

Thanks Epigramman for stopping by. Its seems easier to write when it is something personal and has significant meaning to you. I am enjoying reading through your hubs you have a great talent.


Liola Lee 5 years ago

Hi, when I was growing up we had a beautiful black cat by the name of Prunella. She went of for a few days and came back injured and had lost her eye. It's terrible when cats/pets go missing.


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epigramman 5 years ago

..back here to dry my eyes and read a classic - and this lovely write is truly worth revisiting ....I sincerely hope all is well for you this summer.

lake erie time 2:43pm Ontario, Canada


Aka Professor M 5 years ago

@Leanne1783: This story is one that touches any pet owner, as I well know! The Avatar that I use of "Thinker" is the one which most I was most reminded of when I read your hub!

He was always getting into scrapes, always finding ways of getting free, when I was at work and always returning the triumphant but wounded warrior for me to nurse him back to health.

He never did lose an eye thank God, but had many other injuries requiring veternary care over his lifetime. I hope that your little furry friend will live a long time and bring you the joy that my "Thinker" Brought me!

By the way, Thanks for becoming a follower, Leanne1783!

Regards Mike(Aka Professor M!) ;D


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Leanne1783 5 years ago from Bradford, United Kingdom Author

@Mike thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your story. Pets can cause lots of heartache but they are worth it! They all have their own personalities, which makes them so endearing!

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