Respect the Old One

The old cat returned
to the porch once more to sleep
as he used to when snows came
before kittens’ birth.
The young cats have grown and gone–
now there is room for Old One.

Twister, The Old One

The Old One

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Three Kittens

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Young cats have grown and gone.

 
 
 
c Copyright, Freeda Baker Nichols
 
(The poem is a Sedoka, six lines, syllable counts of 5-7-7-5-7-7)

6 comments on “Respect the Old One

  1. Catherine Johnson says:

    I love the wide eyed look of the kittens.

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  2. Yes. He’s a story–just waiting to be written. Thank you, Alice. Appreciate all your comments.

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  3. Alice says:

    A cozy spot for older bones.

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  4. Ginger Kemp Pruett says:

    The black one would also have been my choice as well i think.

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  5. One person took the two tiger striped kittens and I kept the black one.

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  6. Ginger Kemp Pruett says:

    The old one had a cute litter, i can see where it would not have been hard to find homes for them.

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