A Slave Am I

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A Slave Am I

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


At the break of dawn, just before light,

from deepest sleep I awake with fright.

My alarm it whales in mournful tones,

my body trembles from reality unknown.

When vision clears and morning beckons,

I rise shakily and explore my prison.

I feed that noise, the cell doors open,

and retire to bed somehow to cope.

But when I rise he waits outside,

silent, patient, my soul resides.

My shadow remains throughout my day,

his loving presence a price to pay.

Demands and company, loving scenes,

of adoration, capture and selfless gleans.

Outside we explore the garden grand,

each leaf and petal touched by hand.

Each fragrance smelt, each vision seen,

side by side we imbibe life’s dream.

Then in peace of night and together in plight,

drifting sleep and snuggled right.

The warmth of connection a guiding light,

in lives woven with threads so tight.

My friend, my soul, my surrendered companion,

forever true and forever demanding.

A shadow by day and a pillow at night,

an alarm in the morning and a master of right.

My home is his, and he is mine,

you’d think that I’d be the master sublime.

But for him, his perceptions are rather removed,

for he is my CAT, my friend and my brood.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Osa.


osa agbonlahor 4 years ago

I don't really understand why there's so many links in it, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you enjoyed it Eiddwen, thanks for reading. Cheers.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

A great poem which I must vote up.

Thank you for sharing .

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks sligobay. 'Found a wife and moved away', I love it. Yes cats are amazing creatures. Thanks for reading.


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

Interesting theme and title Tony. I once had a cat called "Pounce" and I know what you mean. Cat's are independent and aloof. Mine was a Tom and every new kitten in the neighborhood bore his marks of parentage. Pounce became an outdoor cat and then disappeared one day. I told my children that Pounce found a wife and moved away. Great writing. Enjoyed this piece.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks guys, no, not a thing. We are all slaves to our little masters, and loving it.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Tony how beautiful is that poem. We know what you mean and neither of us would change a thing would we?

Jan and Bob

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