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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 12:28am on 2005-06-22 under
This frayed grey sack, so tattered and worn
Was once quite full of cat.
Threadbare now, nearly empty,
Holds little more than bones.
But not quite bare, some more remains,
Just enough Attitude,
To demand the attention and affection
That are his due as Cat,
To stubbornly try to deny infirmities,
To acknowledge human touch,
To insist on exploring open car doors,
To complain at nothing much,
And show pleasure at finding a sunbeam
To warm those nearly bare bones.
How long until the sack is empty,
I shall not try to guess.
For this moment, and perhaps the next,
Death stands off to the side,
Knowing all no matter how stubborn
Eventually go to him.
But Roo, the cat, is very stubborn.
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posted by [identity profile] rendancer.livejournal.com at 06:33am on 2005-06-22
Awwww!! It's wonderful!!! I like it thus far!!
 
posted by [identity profile] dglenn.livejournal.com at 08:25am on 2005-06-22
I've decided that "Unfinished" is the title. The story can't be finished until Roo is dead, at which point it'd be a very different poem, so it's a snapshot of an unfinished situation. That's why I let it end halfway through its pattern instead of coming up with one more line.
 
posted by [identity profile] rendancer.livejournal.com at 05:57am on 2005-06-25
that's a wonderful idea.
 
posted by [identity profile] scarlettj9.livejournal.com at 12:48pm on 2005-06-22
Damn good. Sad though. And I suppose that is life for Roo.
 
posted by [identity profile] redaxe.livejournal.com at 01:36pm on 2005-06-22
Neat. (Sweet and relatively petite, too. But, oh, the puns it inspires. Such as the one about Roo waiting until his meter runs out...)

Although now I'm wondering how different it would be if the vowels were swapped in the first line ("This Freyed gray sack..."). Would it be better, or would it be norse?

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Neat. (Sweet and relatively petite, too. But, oh, the puns it inspires. Such as the one about Roo waiting until his meter runs out...)

Although now I'm wondering how different it would be if the vowels were swapped in the first line ("This Freyed gray sack..."). Would it be better, or would it be norse?

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posted by [identity profile] rms-butterfly.livejournal.com at 08:14pm on 2005-06-22
That's my Grey Kitty, right now, at this point in his life. Just bones, but still hanging in there, for now. *sigh* Very prettily phrased, for such sad words.
 
posted by [identity profile] madbodger.livejournal.com at 12:38am on 2005-06-23
Ouch. Bobbin was a very stubborn cat, with a very strong spirit. It took
Death nearly a year to finally get her.
 
posted by [identity profile] aliza250.livejournal.com at 10:55pm on 2005-07-11
*hugs*

And gentle scritches to Roo.

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