Kasa for Kitties

Kitty cats

Henry was first, kept in secret;
Beautiful boy, lost much too soon.

Lovely Tasha, escape artist,
I wish you could have stayed with me.

Little Cyndi, sweet baby girl,
I hope you enjoyed your short life.

Oscar and Tiki, stray cuties—
I wonder what happened to them.

Cocoa, my blue-eyed angel, you
Arrived when I needed you most.

And Gatsby, my treasured soul-dude,
Your crazy joy brightens my days.

But you will be my last kitty;
This fragile heart breaks much too hard.

~*~

Photo collage is mine (some kitties not pictured).

Poetry form: Korean kasa for dVerse.

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27 responses to “Kasa for Kitties

  1. I thought hard about that. I’ve been through that same heartbreak but I figure if a cat needs a home, I’ll be there for it. I think the only way that will change is if I become unable to look after a cat.

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  2. I like the tuxedo one the best.

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  3. Oh my heart this is evocative! Cats are so precious aren’t they? I used to have five kittens long back.. but had to give them up since we were moving .. a beautiful, beautiful Kasa poem. Thank you so much for writing to the prompt 💝💝

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  4. I know how you feel Paula. I said I wouldn’t have another dog after we lost Maggie, but we have agreed to look for another. We are sure Maggie wouldn’t mind as she will always be our baby and knew that we loved her best.

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  5. Kasa poetry and kitty kats … go quite well together! Loved this.

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  6. Aww, so sweet Paula. They all are gorgeous. That’s the heartbreaking part of having a pet.

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  7. Losing them is hard, I just lost my Stormy girl kitty before the move, she was 18. 😿

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  8. This has some nice memories. And yes, your last line is so true.

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  9. I think that cats step in both worlds and can sense when we need them. Cocoa knew. I understand about not chancing more furbabies as their lives are so short compared to ours. Cats do seem to live a lot longer than dogs. I hope Gatsby lives 9 x 9 lives ❤

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  10. This breaks my heart! You make lovely memories with them and their time comes too soon and they have to leave 😔 They must be such treasures! Very very precious. Cuties! ❤️

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  11. Beautiful kitties. We decided we wouldn’t have another pet after the last one passed. It’s too hard to watch them die.

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  12. As they say, our pets leave pawprints on our hearts. Wonderful memories of yours that have gone too soon. We have all the outside cats that just show up for awhile, then they’re on their way, but we won’t have another inside cat. It’s too heartbreaking when they pass on. ❤

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