Living Like the Last Days

Miko

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As you get older

every day I spend with you

I treasure as the last

forever grateful

of our time together.


Coming home

I can’t wait to hear

the tinkle of your bell

the softest whine for food

forever sweet and demanding.


Never want to stop to hear

your soft purrs

endless licking

teeth ripping up of the carpet.


I never tire of

endless meows

as you squirm to get free

letting me know

you can walk yourself,

the noisy scratching

claws up the bed

no longer able to jump

to proud to use your steps.


We have an understanding

you and I

our time is drawing near

love is cherished

small squabbles quickly put aside

forgiveness comes easy

always ending in a smile and warm caress.


However much longer we have

I am blessed

to have the chance

to live as if every day is the last

loving as if I have never been hurt

enjoying like I will never have the pain of losing you,

if only people could live this way.

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gailalovesbijou 5 years ago from Wyomissing, PA

So sweet and poignant. My kitties are getting old and more affectionate. Nice poem.


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truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks gallalovesbijou.


Joyce Moriones 5 years ago

hi! nice poem .. very well said... btw, can i ask how do you get the payment for every published article


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Lovely sweet poem


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LailaK 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

This is soo cute!


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ktrapp 5 years ago from Illinois

I loved the whole poem, but the last line added a lot of impact. Cherish your kitty. They're the best!


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truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

@ Joyce Moriones Thank you. I don't do well in the getting money part of hubpages, you have to get a ton of readers to make any money.

@ Rosemay50, LailaK, and ktrapp ~ thanks for your kind words, i love my kitty so much.


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ktrapp 5 years ago from Illinois

I had my kitty for 19 years so I fully understand your sentiment. Now I have a beagle - what a difference - but she is soooo loving and cute!


Joyce Moriones 5 years ago

@ Truthfornow: I'm just new hubber, trying my luck here. I have been signing up application for google adsense.. Did you already earn money here? if u don't mind sharing how do you get the payment? thank you.. how's your experience here?


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truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

@ joyce moriones, i like being on hubpages and writing. I have not received any payments.

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