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The Cat in the Shack

Dedicated to all of the lost and unloved pets.

Newborn Kitten

It was such a cold night,
and the storm, was quite a fright.
All the trees were thrashing,
and a fierce wind was lashing
at the loose wooden slats
of an old, decrepit shack.

The roof was sagging in
and had long since lost it’s tin.
The windows were broken,
and the door hung wide open,
dangling from one sad hinge.
In the wind it seemed to cringe.

It was on this raw night,
that this shed lessened the plight
of one, very small cat;
thin, but her belly was fat.
‘Fore long, she’d be a mom,
but she wasn’t very strong.

Coming in from the storm,
it felt so wonderfully warm.
Maybe, she’d be alright
if she could survive tonight.
Courage rose up inside,
that would not soon subside.

The tiny cat soon found
a, very nearly, dry mound
of leaves and sweet wrappers,
and she almost gave some purrs
as she calmly laid down.
Ere long, she was labor bound.

The storm was at it’s height
while mom pushed with all her might.
Lightning lit up the sky
and the thunder crashed nearby
as the first kitten came.
A mother, without acclaim.

The storm had finally gone
leaving behind a red dawn,
and three minute kittens.
Completely helpless orphans,
still crying for their mom,
still snuggled, to her bosom.


About jaynejackson

I write, because if I didn't, my head would simply become too clogged with ideas and thoughts to function. I'm a bit quirky and in real life I tend to be quite blunt. Most of my writing tends to end up semi dark, but sometimes you can't really control where the story/poem takes you. I write for myself, but I sincerely hope that you'll find some enjoyment in my writing as well.

4 responses »

  1. Beauitful peom cute kitten I pray for cats and kittens new home and safe pets life hope someone see kittens and cats safe life new home God bless animals life hugs ,love and sweet all pets need love and hugs…Amen

  2. I mean poem sorry wrong spell

  3. TNR works. Rescue works…. save the ones you can, cry for those you can’t and rescue again.
    beautiful poem, so sad and true end.


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