Billy Loving


A Shadow - Poem by Billy Loving

Flame flickering out
End of day, no doubt
Silently they pray
Awaiting the dawning of a new day
Settling in for the night
Their silhouettes in the moonlight
To sleep they slowly succumb
A vision appears, they know not where from
Ghostly shadow outlines the floor
It's presence they try to ignore
Growing in size
Not going away, they realize
Frightened, to the window, they go
Haunting eyes, stark glow
Trepidation turns to relief
Just the local trash thief
Enjoying the night
It's appearance, such a delight
Our pet cat
Happily holding a rat
Tension dissipates
To be let in, it awaits
Letting him inside
Back to their beds, they glide
Back to sleep they go
Warm and cozy from the fire below

Topic(s) of this poem: cat

Form: Couplet


Comments about A Shadow by Billy Loving

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/2/2015 12:04:00 PM)


    Nicely envisioned and beautifully depicted. Amusing one. Thanks for sharing....10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 2, 2015



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