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An Amazing Night Turned Broken


Some Days You Just Never Know

A good morning started our day

My wife found a woman selling one hundred paving bricks

For a great price

We talked about a yard project

Not sure exactly what

Either bricks around our firepit or use it for a walking path

Whatever we decide

I am sure it will look nice

We went food shopping and the store was slow

In and out and on the way home

Out in the yard and we decided to make a walkway

After three hours we were finished

Just in time

It got really dark

In the house, we enjoyed a light supper

Showered and relaxing for the night

We were both in the other room

We heard a loud bang

I walked out into the kitchen

Our cat Charlotte was poking her head in the freezer

She jumped up the counter and then on top of the refrigerator

Knocking off a ceramic dish

It smashed on the stove

On to the floor

We had two trays of basil drying out

My wife noticed broken pieces inside

We couldn't take a chance

Out to the trash

What did you do girl?

We just said ten minutes earlier

How you were such a good cat


I swept the floor

There were little pieces of ceramic dish


I swept the floor twice

Then wiped it once more

I still found little pieces of ceramic dish

It was a gift

We would put fruit in it

Now it is gone

Some things aren't meant to last forever

We didn't yell at her

We don't know what to think

She gets in her cantankeous moods

Where she is clearly up to know good

I keep trying to think she is trying to tell us something

She is so loving and by our side

Then she goes off in a back room to by herself

Animals have moods like people

She had a bad day

I try to spend a little more time with her

She never was a cat we could pick up and hold in our arms

Since my wife has been working from home

Charlotte has more company than ever during the day

She waits at the doorway

Just before my wife gets off at work at ten o'clock

She checks on her a couple times during the night

Now my wife can hold her up to one minute

That is amazing

Then she thrusts her body

I want to come down

At night she will claw at our bed

Then I call her up

She will come and lay under my arm

She wakes me up at 5:30 in the morning

When I get up I check her food water

Then I make sure her litterbox is clean

Everything is good

I sit down on the computer to write

She comes up next to me

Off to sleep she goes

I don't think I will ever figure her out

Then again she is probably thinking the same about me

A day where there should of been just good times and pick me ups

It had one flaw

Real life entered into the picture

Add a cats personal touch

There you have it

Charlotte keeps us from getting bored

Another surprise we didn't expect

Once we came home and our parlor lamp was knocked over

That too went to the junk yard in the sky

I pause and think

Another day to remember


DREAM ON (author) on September 25, 2020:

Keep on following your parents and you will learn many things that will come useful in your life. I am happy to share my experiences. Keep writing and thank you so much for all your support. Have a great day

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 23, 2020:

Your awesome father is absolutely Right!

Thank you so much for the message.

I've learned a lot from you. And still learning ......

DREAM ON (author) on September 22, 2020:

Chrish Canosa Your the younger generation that leads the way into the future. My generation is fading away into the sunset. i love young spirited people like yourself that care about people and the world they live. My father use to say the world could change tomorrow if people just wanted too. That simple. Unfortunately, people are greedy and many times they want what is best for them and not for other people. I love to discuss ideas and dreams. There is no better way to see those dreams take shape for the children of tomorrow. Thank you so much for reading and helping world peace.One person at a time.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 22, 2020:

Indeed mom said that too.

For it is so important to connect inside and outside the country

In that way we simply made the world unite no matter the difference.

DREAM ON (author) on September 21, 2020:

Chrish Canosa I think being able to talk to people around the world is so important. I can learn what places are really like from the people who live their. Before this I could only rely on what books and travel brochures said. I love the personal connection in life. It makes life worth living. I hope you had a lovely weekend. My days are turning cooler to about 43 degrees at night. Thank you so much for sharing.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 20, 2020:

Oh no I haven't been outside my country

Just like you po....

We've got a solid plan to wander the entire Philippines before stepping out.

I hope you have an amazing night ;-)

DREAM ON (author) on September 20, 2020:

Chrish Canosa I am sure the Philippines is beautiful. There are so many places in my own state of Maine I have never seen. Then there are so many other states too still see. Have you ever been to the United States? Maybe we will both get to travel and see more and enjoy the world we both love. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. It is such a pleasure to read your words. Have one great morning.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 18, 2020:

Yeah very well understood.

Great plan! If you don't have plan which country to travel, you and your wife will probably enjoy in the Philippines!!! It's cheap to travel in here and Im sure you'll never forget the experience.

DREAM ON (author) on September 18, 2020:

Chrish Canosa You might be right. For now, we are happy with just one. You never know what tomorrow will bring. If we do get another cat we probably love a kitten. Since cats can live twenty years or more we will hold off. We plan on traveling when we get in our 60's. We will be well into our 70's by then. I guess I have to spend a little more time with her and pretend I am her cat buddy. Maybe if I tire her out she will be happier. Thank you so much for sharing and reading my poems. I hope today brings you closer to your dreams too.

DREAM ON (author) on September 18, 2020:

John Hansen You have your own basketball team. If you could only train them you would be famous. Our Charlotte is so much fun. I can only imagine the different situations all five cats could get in. Thank you for responding. At one time I had two cats and that was a handful. One was an outdoor cat and the other was only an indoor cat. We had to keep them separated. They would fight all the time. It's Friday. Have a beautiful and interesting day.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 18, 2020:

I think your little fur Charlotte needs company, I guess she wants a brother or sister? Our fur angels (Dogs) loves each other's company, life is a whole lot more meaningful when you have someone to play and laugh with ;-)

That was a fun read !!! Have a fantastic weekend

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 17, 2020:

Thank have five cats now, and only allow two at most inside the house at a time. Fortunately ours can stay outside most of the time or there would be chaos. Especially with male cats who tend to spray to mark their territory (Even though they have been fixed). Yes they have brown a few things from time to time.

DREAM ON (author) on September 17, 2020:

Louise Powles We can do so much with each and every day. I know sometimes we wait and other times the day disappears before it has started. Writing is so much like life. If we hang on long enough something good will come out of it. Thank you so much for finding the time to comment. Have an amazing night.

DREAM ON (author) on September 17, 2020:

Devika Primic Life is so much fun if we can take the bad and make it good. Then watch the good grow to better and better. Thank you so much. I appreciate all your comments. They make me feel wonderful. So I would love to pass that feeling along to you and hopefully you will be inspired to go further. I apologize for the delay in getting back to you.. Life has been busy. Have a sweet morning.

DREAM ON (author) on September 17, 2020:

Devika Primic Many people think one day is so much like the other. On the outside yes. Not as we cut into it a little deeper. Underneath where all the beauty is like in a good steak. The juices start to flow. If you like it rare then you will love the taste and every bite. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Sometimes it takes me a while to respond to my comments. I like reading them over and over. They make me feel so good. Thank you so, so much. Here is to Happy Writing.

DREAM ON (author) on September 17, 2020:

Gypsy Rose Lee Has HubPages been good to you? I just have enough time to write here. I don't know how you can go to other places and remember where you went and what you are writing. I have only a couple of comments and I have trouble responding. I get busy with work and trying to write more often. It is a learning curve. I sometimes jump the curve. I appreciate so many comments you have left it gets me up early in the morning and gives me incredible dreams at night. Thank you so much. May tomorrow turn out extra special.

DREAM ON (author) on September 17, 2020:

John Hansen Charlotte is a little angel now. Have your cats broken anything? I hope my Charlotte is not the only one. Charlotte goes hot and cold. From one moment to the next she is always testing our patience. Thank you for so many comments you leave on my poems. The weather is beautiful here in the low 80's and very little bugs. I will take day after day like this and never get bored. Have a wonderful night.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 17, 2020:

Yes, I can relate. Cats can get in their mischievous and destructive moods at times. The always seem to be attracted to the highest spot in the house they can access. Thank you for sharing. Hopefully Charlotte doesn’t break anything else for now.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on September 17, 2020:

At the rate I am going I might never get around to adopting another furry face. Writing jobs are hard to come by. One site I write for where I get some money has turned off the comments and we cannot interact so things are not good there. I am waiting for that luck star to shine on me but it seems I will have to wait a very long time. I wish you a very good weekend!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 17, 2020:

DREAM ON another day to remember and you shared with great thought.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on September 17, 2020:

Ah that's a lovely poem. And Charlotte the cat sounds adorable.

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