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"This Little Kitten" (by Joe DiMino)

This little kitten
Came around,
Cute and cuddly
Just a purr-fect
Mellow sound;
Lord knows another
I didn’t need,
Having already one
Of every mixed-breed;

Seems strays somehow sense
If not taken in
At least a meal can be found
Over the block fence
And across the yard,
Up to the porch
Where a furry crowd
Sounds quite content
Purring softly loud;

Of course you know
Kittens are not easy
To turn away—
Like children in mittens
Make one forget the cold,
(Forget the years,
Forget the tears)--
Makes one feel young again
Thinking to go out
And build snowmen
For frosty play;

So I drink a few
Less coffees, buy
Another bag of feed;

Write loving cat poetry
To whom I often read;

I know they appreciate
My rhymes,
Though silent
A padded applaud—

Over the block fence
And across the yard,
Come such darling
Abandoned pawed.

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