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Whisker


Death - Metaphorically speaking

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Mrs Happy Poet
 
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Hello again my talented friend to lose a pet is very hard some people do not understand the loss . It is indeed like losing a best friend for so many people because all in all you still go through the process of grieving well done regards Jill


 Comment Written 14-Aug-2017



reply by the author on 14-Aug-2017
    What a lovely review Jill thank you so much for such kind words and fantastic rating.

    Mitchell
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Hi Mitchell. Your fine poem may be about death in general, but since it's about a cat I will take it from that POV. It hit home with me as I have lost many pets (dogs and cats) over the years. My little flock has dwindled down to three, two dogs and a kitty. I keep all of their collars and tags on passing.
"comfortable on that sofa we used to share,
and she is snuggled like a button
into the folds of my lap,"
My kitty, Jewel, snuggles on the sofa with me and is underneath my chair as I do my writing. The dogs just lounge on the bed.
Best to you,
Marilyn


 Comment Written 14-Aug-2017



reply by the author on 14-Aug-2017
    Marilyn, this review has warmed the cockles of my heart, thank you for such kind words and fantastic rating.
    Mitchell

reply by BeasPeas on 14-Aug-2017
    You are most welcome. :)
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Mustang Patty
 
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Mitchell;

the raw emotion portrayed here is beautiful in its earnestness. Missing any loved one is difficult. Missing a pet is deep; they are companions and entertainment.

The imagery you created and analogy of life and the vacuum made me sigh. It all gets swept away eventually.

Thank you so much for sharing this heartfelt poem,

~patty~


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reply by the author on 14-Aug-2017
    Patty, this review has really cheered me up, thank you so much for such kind words and six stars.
    Mitchell
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The photo of cat's whiskers I recognised immediately. The start of your poem got me a bit confused. But then you tell about your best mate a cat that you lost.





 Comment Written 14-Aug-2017



reply by the author on 14-Aug-2017
    Thank you so much.....Mitchell
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I honestly don't know what I think about this poem! But, I feel so strongly that you emotionally OWN this poem and it is exactly what you want it to be ... and therefor I respect and honor it!

Some of the imagery is disturbing to me ... but I suppose that is okay! Being disturbed is a real thing, not a bad thing! (i.e. dead skin - yuk!)

What I take away is that you loved your cat, and your cat loved you. In the mundane living of life you come upon the essence of her, unexpectedly, in a single whisker. It brings back the realness of what she was to you ... essential sentimental gush!

So, maybe I like it, maybe I don't. It doesn't matter. You have boldly written your truth and your heart, and I applaud you. (had you held back or been wimpy about it, I would not be writing any of this ... so bravo!)

Blessings, Analie
(just so you know, I will be reading this poem a bunch of times, cuz I have the feeling there are a lot of things I don't yet "get". "resisting life's unforgiving elbow,
as it vacuums away everything, that ever meant something. Hmmm ... I may grow to love this poem. What the heck!?)


 Comment Written 14-Aug-2017



reply by the author on 14-Aug-2017
    Hi Analie, you are a true, heartfelt reviewer who says it how they see it, and I love that, I would much rather be constructively reviewed rather than be marked well just to save face......we're here to learn and improve after all.
    Don't know whether you have read much of my stuff before as I know you are quite new( a bit like me) to the site, but I do tend to go overboard metaphorically with my writing. Yes, it may need to be read once or twice for it to become slightly more clear.
    Loved this review
    Mitchell

reply by Analie Shepherd on 14-Aug-2017
    Thank you for your kind words. I did read, and review, your poem ... The Poem. I was as impressed with that, giving it six stars as I recall, as I am with this poem. I am a new fan!
    Looking forward to reading more.
    Analie
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"Whisker", is an exceptionally well-written and heart-wrenching piece. This talented poet's work was a pleasure to both read and review. Cats are a law unto themselves, as are their feline counterparts. It was a pleasure to both read and review a poem of this standard.


 Comment Written 14-Aug-2017



reply by the author on 14-Aug-2017
    Why, thank you Duchess, you are so kind.
    Mitchell

reply by duchessofdrumborg on 14-Aug-2017
    Mitchell, as always you're very welcome.

    Bless you and best wishes, the Duchess
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A soft spoken and eloquent write and I sense a deep personal loss here. Our connection with pets can be quite incredible.
We live on a farm and have 7 cats but the amount changes all the time and the kids are heartbroken everytime a cat goes missing, or suffers a snake bite etc...it's hard.

Remember all the wonderful times you had and roll them up in a big snuggly ball around you. I'm so sorry for your loss.

The single whisker in particular, got me good.
Now I'm howling.

Wonderfully written. I'm off to give ours all an extra hug LOL

Cheers P


 Comment Written 14-Aug-2017



reply by the author on 14-Aug-2017
    A lovely, heartfelt review, thank you so much for the kind words and humbling rating.
    Mitchell
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Oh, this was sad. To me, it tells of times spent with a beloved cat. Many memories come flooding back. This cat died of cancer, and now it lied in a box at the bottom of the garden. Many tears were she-quite understandably.


 Comment Written 13-Aug-2017



reply by the author on 14-Aug-2017
    Thank you so much CG
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Hey Mitchell.

It would be impossible to pass this write out anything lighter than a six for it has a depth of heart and soul I've not seen for some time or your last write, whichever comes first. To grieve in such a complete and passionate way is fabulous and I can feel the love as well as the gut wrenching missing of a loved one part of the family. One whisker is all it takes to bring it roaring back to life. To keep the tiny things, bring the memory back that much stronger. Outstanding poetic voice in this one. Bravo. xoxo deborah


 Comment Written 13-Aug-2017



reply by the author on 14-Aug-2017
    Aww thanks Debs, you do know how to make my day, who would have thought vacuuming was so emotional ha ha.....thank you so much mate for a lovely review and the six, I will treasure your words.
    Mitchell x
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What a f#cking life they lead mate, if there is chance to be reborn and come back as an animal, who wouldn't put their hand up and scream ME ME ME, sent ME... back as a cat. We have two, that is all I'm gonna say : )
Awesome writing again Mitchell, with a deft touch you brought the emotional depth of the discovery to life and allowed the reader to be part of it... Brilliant!


 Comment Written 13-Aug-2017



reply by the author on 14-Aug-2017
    Too right, I once read somewhere that if the owner of a cat and dog died and they were all left in a locked house, the dog would lay by the owners side whimpering but the cat would eat the owner......look after number one, they do.
    Thank you again for your unrivalled support Hitch, your a goodun.
    Mitchell

reply by Hitcher on 14-Aug-2017
    Ha ha, Nice! I hadn't heard that one before mate but could see it happening for sure.
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