Charles Lara

Amadeus - Poem by Charles Lara

Amadeus the cat without a tail
had more than 9 - lives
once as a kitten he fell out
a window on the 4th floor
and landed two floors below
on a porch landing and
waited till he was rescued
another time he chewed on his tail
until gangrene set in and so
he lost his fluffy grey tail
then there was the time
a Vet diagnosis that
he had a weak heart
and that he would
expire within weeks
but he just kept going
as he did
when a lump on his face
was called a cancer
it disappeared without a trace
or as he got older and a kid ran over
him with a bike but
he just kept walking
Amadeus never turned back
or reflected on the past
he always moved forward
one life after another
he even went past his 9 - lives
and was on negative 7 before
that final day came and took him away
16 years & 3 weeks to the day he was born
in an alley off Taylor street
right in the middle of Autumn
under an umbrage from trees
way back when time had no shame
for most of us
but today he cashed in his chips
he was ready to go
and that is what he did
without fear or hesitation
he meowed farewell closed his eyes
and went forward just as he had always done
but this time he wasn’t coming back
he just didn't care to...

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  • (4/7/2007 1:20:00 AM)

    Just one word Mr.Lara, 'Deep' (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 13, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, January 15, 2007

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