Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Creature Comfort- Wednesday poem

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I turned in bed last night
aware of my bodily aches
that would not relent as I lay
still in the dark, alone in that
black space of quiet night hours
that the weary know,when
cat paws tiptoed across the bed
with stealth percision over crumpled bedding
and stopped beside my body
and began to knead in my darkness
and I moved ,and she began to purr
with furious delight.
Here is where she wanted to be.
I lifted my hand and petted her
moving my hand across her soft fur
to the tip of her tail
answering back.


  1. Suz, I'm so sorry, I didn't know you were in a car accident until today. I hope you are recovering and feeling okay. How scary.

    Love this poem. The cat paws tiptoeing across the bed is so vivid.

  2. Little kitty knew what you needed!

  3. I know well the quiet of the night when thoughts can grow ...and the comfort of a cat.

  4. There's comforting for you in a lonely black night.

  5. Very, very lovely! (Take two kittens and call me in the morning.)

  6. Had a similar night, sans the cat. Just aches. lol Seriously though— clear lines, Suz. Can picture the movement of the cat throughout your poem.

  7. a warm quilt always waits...comforts you...

  8. haha. lovely...our ca is much the same...thanks or sharing your spot with her...nice one shot.

    did i read correct? you were in a car accident? hope all are well....

  9. our animal friends know just what we need.

    heal well!

  10. Happy you survived. Sad about your father.

    Every day, I have the same experience with cat Bert (sounds like 'Catbert'?--grin!) and yesss, animals DO seem to have that sense of when WE need them, as well as the other way around.

    Thanks for being alive and writing a good One-Shot

  11. What can be better than curling up with a kitty to comfort us.


  12. wonderful...the tip toeing..I have one that tip toes across the room as if you can not see her....loved it...bkm

  13. Nice answer... enjoyed the moment with the thoughts and the cat...

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  14. Love the blog. Consider me a fan!

  15. Yes, I love kitties too. They are our friends and ministers. Lovely beings.

  16. how cute! i have not cat - but when i read this, wished i had one...

  17. i am late this week with my reading but dont despair..never forgotten...i loved this and i so missed my brought some memories home there...well written and thanks or sharing with one shot...and whats this about a car crash..hope all is well? cheers pete

  18. Goodness Suz - i'm sooo sorry.
    gotta make you some hot compresses. Could teach your sweet cat.
    Glad she is loving you

    Take care please

    Love from the moon


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