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Lost Kitten


Lost... And Found

By: Mike Blanche - April 2010


Dear God...
Or Allah...
Or Bast...

Or Whoever answers
The prayers of kittens.

Please help me.
It's a big, cold world,
And I'm a tiny, cold kitten,
Hiding here, under the bush.

I hear you, little one.

What did we do wrong?
Why did they throw us out
Of the warm house
Where Mama is?

They put all six of us
Out here, alone.
We huddled together
All night, in the cold.
But my brothers and sisters
Have all stopped moving.
It's getting very cold here,
And the rain is soaking me.
I don't know how to find food,
And I'm so tired.

Your brothers and sisters
Have gone to a good place.


Please help me!
Will I go there, too?

Not now, not yet.
Cry out, little one.


Help me! Help me!
Here! Under this bush!
I'm hungry! I'm cold!

Louder, child.

HELP ME! SOMEONE!
ANYONE! I'M LOST!
DON'T LEAVE ME HERE!
I WANT TO LIVE!

Look in front of you.

I see big shoes!

I put them on the path to you.

I see a face!

I turned it toward you.

Ah, warm hands have picked me up!

They know kittens well.
They needed a new little one,
Like you,
To fill a hole in their heart,
And an empty place in their home.


They have put me in their coat.
I will love them.
My purr will warm us both!

Farewell, child.
Your prayer,
And theirs,
Was heard.



Copyright: Mike Blanche (2010)

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