Dabney's Quiet Time

joan marie By joan marie, 31st Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Dabney lies on the couch if a position that looks like praying to me. I tried to relate what I think he is praying about.

Dabney's Quiet Time

My dearest cat Dabney, of what do you dream?
Always so frightened of everything you seem.

Although, when you are sleeping gently like this
I hold back, but you I want to hug, give you a kiss.

Do you dream of that squirrel you'll never catch?
I just don't think this one you will ever snatch.

Could I be wrong, that perhaps you're really praying?
Now, I am wondering what to God you'd be saying.

Might you be thanking Him for the safe way
to this protected haven in which you now stay?

Maybe it's to St. Francis to whom you chose to speak
to save the other homeless kitties, hungry and weak.

Whether a dream or praying, you'll sleep the day away.
Then awake meowing, "Where's my dinner?" you'll say.

Dabney meets Lil' Bit the squirrel


Cat, Cats, Humane Society, Pet Adoption, Praying, Shelters, St Francis, Unwanted Pets

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author avatar joan marie
I have been writing since 2004. I enjoy several different genres and write about the disenfranchised, homeless, mentally ill. I also love to write about my two roommates. They are Dillard & Dabney McFurperson. I enjoy writing humorous poetry and shor...(more)

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author avatar Jerry Walch
31st Mar 2011 (#)

Cats can be mysterious creatures. I often wonder what mine dream about too. If the positions they get themselves in when sleeping is any indication, they are having some pretty wild dreams.

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author avatar Songbird B
31st Mar 2011 (#)

We adore our pets, and I too, often wonder where their thoughts stray when they sleep.....Lovely poetic words on a cat much loved....

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author avatar Denise O
31st Mar 2011 (#)

I would love to be a fly on the wall in my dogs head, I could just imagine. Nice read. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar LOVERME
1st Apr 2011 (#)

Oh1 u all r very good writers here gr88888888888888

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
1st Apr 2011 (#)

I love the notion of the cat praying for the homeless pets.

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author avatar Kathy
1st Apr 2011 (#)

Joan Marie, you are such a special person. It comes out in this lovely poem. BRAVO!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
3rd Apr 2011 (#)

Very fun and imaginative!

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