The cat that swims
Willow, the riverside cat
Willow, who has lived by the riverside since her birth,
Makes her way carefully through the tall riverside grass.
Stepping nimbly around that patch of wet sticky earth,
She spots the river, reflecting the sunlight like glass.
Carefully she dips a front paw into the river,
Confirming to her that it is running nice and slow.
With her fur coat ensuring that she will not shiver,
She begins swimming across the rivers gentle flow.
For there’s a picnic area over on that side,
It’s a place where rich pickings can usually be found.
If there are dogs, there are many places she can hide,
Ready to sneak out and take what’s dropped to the ground.
She’s in luck! For a barbecue took place there last night,
And there are some good quality scraps for her to eat.
Once she has had her fill, she swims back home in delight,
Back to her garden, seeking out her favourite seat.
Her fur is soon drying under the warm summer sun,
She licks it back into its uttermost perfection.
Feeling so tired from all of this hard work she has done,
She curls up neatly for some sleep, rest, and reflection.
© Jenny Maryl
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Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
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Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
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