Stray Cat

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Dear God, please send me somebody who’ll care.
I’m so tired of running and sick with despair.
My body is aching and filled with such pain;
And dear God I pray, as I run in the rain
That someone will love me and give me a home,
A warm cozy bed, and food of my own.
My last owner left me alone in the yard…
I watched as they moved, and God that was hard.
So I waited a while, then went on my way
To rummage in garbage and live as a stray.
But now, God, I’m so tired and hungry and cold;
And I’m so afraid that I’ll never grow old.
They’ve chased me with sticks and hit me with straps
While I run the streets just looking for scraps.
I’m not really bad, God, please help if you can,
For I have become just a “Victim of Man.”
I’m wormy, dear God, and I’m ridden with fleas;
And all that I want is an Owner to please.
If you find one for me, God, I’ll try to be good.
I won’t scratch the carpet; I’ll do as I should.
I’ll love them, play with them, and try to obey.
I will be so grateful if they’ll let me stay.
I don’t think I’ll make it too long on my own,
'Cause I’m getting weak and I’m so all alone.
Each night as I sleep in the bushes I cry,
'Cause I’m so afraid, God, that I’m gonna die.
I’ve got so much love and devotion to give
That I should be given a new chance to Live.
So dear God, please hear me, please answer my prayer,
And send me somebody who will REALLY care.



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Stray Cat by Francis Witham

Oh, what unhappy twist of fate
has brought you homeless to my gate?
The gate where once another stood
to beg for shelter, warmth, and food.
For from that day I ceased to be
the master of my destiny.

While he with purr and velvet paw
became within my house the law.
He scratched the furniture and shed
and claimed the middle of my bed.

He ruled in arrogance and pride
and broke my heart the day he died.
So if you really think, Oh Cat,
I’d willingly relive all that
because you come forlorn and thin
Well…don’t just stand there…
Come on in!

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