It Never Had A Chance…

Cats, Kitten

Cats, Kitten (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It Never Had A Chance…

(Written to remember a little kitten I didn’t know, but… now, shed tears for… I cared with my heart)…
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
They came in the still of the night

To sneak up on the new litter of kittens

That huddled together in a group
Huddled for safety, huddled for warmth

Warmth meant comfort, protection

The little kittens sat there in the night
Until… the coyotes came

The coyotes came from the woods close by

Running silently, a kitten noticed, meowed in alarm
The kittens scattered, the coyotes chased

They all got away… but, one

The little kitten ran so fast into the air
In the air the kitten never had a chance to understand

That the ground beneath its feet… wasn’t there anymore

The little kitten dropped….. into the cold water of the little fish pond
Swim, little kitten, swim for your life

Try as hard as it could, the little kitten succumbed to the water

Too cold, in shock… the little kitten never felt a thing
I stood there watching, crying silently

My tears for the little kitten who never had a chance

Life … can be cruel that way.


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