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Cats and I have an understanding... 11/23/2021 copyright

If It Does Them Any Good At All 11/16/2021 date/time stamped

OUTSIDE-THE CROWS 11/14/2021

Still, More Time NOV 6 2021

The Wonder Cat



Little Bundle I Call Joy

I Long For Stars

WAITING ON THE WORLD (March/February 2021 poetry)

Broken Things Are Beautiful

Cat's Speach

If Prejudice Were Dumb And Could Not Speak

THE HEART IS AN ORGAN ON FIRE

The House Is Alive

Wishing Them Onto Better Days

The Great Tsunami Of Our Growing Grief written 3/2.2021--retitled 3/14/2021

Seize This Day, The One You're With

Only Grief....

OUTER SHELL

The Stars Go Out

Soothe (re-edited 1:40Pm 8/17/21 for clarity for me as a five year old)

early wake-up conversations...before the coffee's poured

Only The Lonely.... (its not about what you may think...)

And The Next, And The Next..... (written directly to page, will return later for edits)

My Truth Is Out There (re-edited for clarity of thought and image later)

The Better Poem

Crimson Crush (Re-edited and Mispellings Corrected 6/11/2021)

The Last Shall be Trace-less 5/25/2021

Beware When The White Night Calls // re-edited 5/25/2020

BUYING LIES 5/22/2021

The Future I'm Caught Up In...RE-EDITED 5/22/2021

IN THE WILDERNESS CALLED YOU

Cool Pea-Green New Leaves....(Imaginarium)

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Seize This Day, The One You're With


The Day,
so much like the others
arrived and sat down
in front of me.

Instantly,
I recognized Its Face.

"What did you think you'd call me?"
It asked, nearly taunting.

"Did you think I had a name?"
"Did you wish Me not to change?"
"Did you think I was a star on which
you could pin your eyes?!"
Its words were wanting
It wanted me to listen
but there was something
I didn't care to listen to,
Something to despise.

The Day was dimly out of focus
but full of Its own words.
Its edges had small beams
that barely flickered
as if were a Remnant
a Monster of The Distant Past
and I was
being absurd.

"Do not stay THERE!"
The Day demanded.
"Where you ME and your thoughts so often!"
"That Day is long-gone...
and will be forgotten in Its coffin!"

"You can't own a picture of It
as that technology
is fading fast...and if you
grasp It in your fingers
eventually It will be like a sieve
sifting through your hands."
No Day is meant to last!"
But, still, I asked...
and then sighed...
"But why!!!"
Aren't theremshadows of the
old insides of You...
A faint colorization of
Your Memories And Truths?"

The Day tried to turn Its mouth
up into a grin.
And found It could no longer
pinch the corners up to where
they once had been.

It said
(with moist eyes this time)
"I did my best to let you know
I would be numbered."
"Alas, I fear my attempts with you
have blundered.
"Your task is to hold fast
onto what you hold To-Day."
"Don't pas the time leaning
backwards because that's where you'll remain."
"There's still so much of Me
not to waste
seize Me.
seize this Day!"

I understood him better than before:
What He wanted wasn't difficult
and so I encircled Him like I never had
and morelll
"Seize This Day,"
I shouted...The One I'm with!"



LEGAL COPYRIGHT FOR THIS POEM 9:59 am OCTOBER 16. 2021
AND ALSO FOR THIS POET/WRITER MELISSA A. HOWELLS
AND ALSO FOR THIS LEGALLY COPYRIGHTED AND REGISTERED SITE TITLE
MELOO STRAIGHT FROM HER TILT-A-WORLD

THIS CAME STRAIGHT OUT OF BED WITH ME AND INTO THE
MORNING LIGHT AND THEN TYPED ONTO THE PAGE
IF I NEED TO I SHALL RETURN TO EDIT.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME FROM YOUR DAY TO PERUSE.





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