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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Walking With A Friend

Elsie and I went for a walk that day, footsteps soft and not a word did she say.

My coat was cloth and not very warm. Elsie was a city lady just moved to the farm.

Her green eyes watched me as if to say, I'm glad we're walking side by side today.

We walked past the pond to enter the lane, as the drizzly skies turned to rain.

She stopped to rest, then turned to run. Our brisk little walk was no longer fun.

She wore a coat that was sleek and shiny, leaving tracks along the way so very tiny.

In case you haven't figured, Elsie is a cat, she isn't worth a darn and doesn't even catch a rat.

She is my friend and we always walk together. In the sun or the rain no matter what the weather.

Pauline Lieck

18 comments:

Jon said...

This is great - I love it!

J said...

Paula, you got skills! great twist ending! I was not expecting her to be a cat at all! great job!

Dar said...

I knew it was not a cow, as they do not walk side by side for long or leave a tiny print or green eyes. She was not a turtle, tho they do walk slowly. So, was she a dog or a cat, or maybe an albino burro...love that she was a cat, even tho she cannot catch a rat.
Loved your poem
BlessYourHeart

jack69 said...

Here I was sure it was a small cow!!! I always love your poetry, do you think in rhymes? I bet you do.

Love the poem as usual.

From up here where we expect Spring any month now!!!
Sherry & Jacdk

Cher' Shots said...

What a sweet tale of your tailed friend.
'hugs from afar'

Sheila Y said...

LOL, loved it...I was thinking cow too until you said tiny prints...Have a great week, Sheila

Indigo said...

Love the tenderness of this piece. (Hugs)Indigo

john wingo said...

Loved the poem...didn't have a clue it was a cat.

Karen said...

Awww, so sweet. Keep up the poetic side of you.

Missy said...

Hey I like it.. I wasn't thinking Elsie was a cat at first though lol

Missy

shirl72 said...

I read the name but still had Shellie Marie
in my mind. I know she would be quite and love
to have you by her side. Cats are so independent. Love your poem.

Shirl

Toon said...

Cays are awesome companions...when they feel like it.

moni said...

I love my cat and I love your "cat" poem too.

madcobug said...

Cute entry Paula.
Helen

Wendy said...

Beautiful...

Martha (MM) said...

Love it Paula! :-)

Marty said...

Great entry ... and I didn't guess what Elsie was until you let the cat out of the bag!
Best,
Marty

Lucy said...

You write so well Pauline, you must have a poetic side. I thought for sure you were speaking of a calf.