A Blessed Day

The stillness of me and you

on this lazy sunday

fills my heart.


The only sounds

the occasional licking of a furry paw

to go with a silent stretch and yawn

or the ever so soft clank, clank of metal id tags as they sway

on a trip for food.



Ears perk up

at every noise from outside

such unwelcome intrusions

causing quick glances from you to me,

for reassurance that no one is coming in.


While I read poetry

snuggled under a warm blanket

sipping soothing cold water,

you might reach a slow and gentle

paw in my face

letting me know of your presence

with an intent stare

or rub of your head on my head.


All reminds

of the blessing

of this day

negating the fact that much work looms for tomorrow

errands were left undone

and the threat of rain haunts the sky.

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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful cat, loving words, quiet serenity on a beautiful Sunday...Loved it..


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truthfornow 2 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thank you. It was funny you were reading mine while I was reading Ruby's Diner.


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

You've painted a wonderful picture of a lazy Sunday purrfectly. The errands can always wait. Lovely poem. Up all the way.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Our new kitten brought us a dead rat this afternoon. She was quite proud of herself, and showed her pride by licking my face. I wish she would find another way of showing her pride.

That's a long-winded way of saying I loved your poem.


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truthfornow 2 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

tobusiness - thanks for stopping by the vote up!


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truthfornow 2 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

billybuc- at least you won't have a rat problem ever. The one time a rat had came into the house I was staying at, my cat was playing with it in the bathroom and there was no killing going on. Thanks for reading my poem.


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bearnmom 2 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This is so true of a peaceful leisurely afternoon in the chair with a cat companion. Mine runs if the doorbell rings and peeks around the wall to see if all is clear.


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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a beautiful description of the loving relationship between a cat and his or her human. I love the picture of a relaxed Sunday that you have created, too!


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truthfornow 2 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

bearnmom - your cat is like mine, only wants alone time with you and no strangers.


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truthfornow 2 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

AliciaC - thanks for reading. Sundays are the best.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Interesting and so perfectly expressed.


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Sounds like a picture-perfect day.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

A lovely idea for a beautiful poem

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