Skin, bones and muscle
And blood running through my veins
But I’m more than that
I woke up this morning to find that my friend Robbie from Intown Hardware in Atlanta had posted a photo on my timeline of a memorial they had made for Pilot the cat, who lived at the store for all her life. I worked at Intown for about 6 months, several years ago, and even when I wasn’t working there, we frequented that store when I lived in Atlanta.
Pilot died a few days ago at the ripe age of 16. I posted a blog about it on my own page yesterday with a different pic of Pilot, and a poem that I wrote in her memory. Robbie said that they have included my poem in the memorial for her at the store. So, I photoshopped it just a bit and thought I’d share the poem with you here on 20 Lines. I believe the photo meets the criteria to post it here, since it was shared with me because of the poem, and this is a photoshopped version that I did of it. If not, let me know, Melissa.
Pilot was a dear old cat
For many years, she was so fat
It seemed to be her claim to fame
But Pilot was much more than that.
For customers and all the staff
She made us smile, and made us laugh
Found with her foot stuck in the door
Became the queen of that whole store
In later years, she lost some weight
Which left her in a better state
But Pilot, dear was growing old
And kitty heaven could not wait
Today, she drew her final breath
And many mourn dear Pilot’s death
And though she now to rest is lain
Her dear, sweet, mem’ry will remain
This is from SwittersB‘s suggestion on my Name That Abstract Challenge. :) The last one, “Heartbreak”, I forgot to mention in that post, was from nutsfortreasure‘s suggestion. Sorry about that, Eunice! The links are both going under this week’s Poetry Challenge. I’m looking forward to seeing some poems from all y’all! :)
Lizzie the Lizard is chasing her tail
Watching it fly, and through the air sail
If Lizzie should catch it, oh how she will wail!
I was looking at some of the photos Maggie was sharing, and thought she especially might like this. I’ll post the original that I snapped outside of the window of the truck…I think we were in Connecticut somewhere at the time. And the second is the photoshop enhanced version of it that I did. Actually, I did several different ones, but I think this was my favorite. :) I’m confused about the date. I was looking on the properties to try to figure it out. There are 2 dates, but the year of the first is wrong. It says Dec. 17, 2009, and the modification date was Jan. 7, 2009, and if it was taken in December it would’ve been 2008. I had thought that blizzard up north was in January, but it may have been December. I don’t remember.
Okay Tim…seems like I recall you saying something about crazy photos, and I believe this is the craziest I have. It was originally a picture of me standing in front of some rapids on a river in Tennessee…a little photoshop magic and…well, no drugs were involved in this project. LOL…who needs ‘em when you’re me? :D
I took this from the big truck during a big blizzard in January of ’09. Ted was usually the one taking photos, but he was busy driving. Someone else had wimped out of a load from Pennsylvania to Massachussetts, as I recall, because of the blizzard. And it was bad. I think we were somewhere in New York when the photo was taken, but don’t remember for certain. We went through some bad weather pretty much all through New England. Ah, nature. :)
And here’s another one I photoshopped and framed. Actually, I photoshopped the one above, a little bit, back then too.
Love and blessings,
If any of you haven’t seen, and would like to try the new poetry challenge I have up, I’d love to have you play along. Here’s a link:
Be sure to post, or link your poem under the original post, or they won’t be counted. That just makes it easier. I got things all mixed up last time, still being kind of new with all this. I declared a tie between the 3 poems entered, since there wound up being no votes. I hope this gets more participation as time goes on, but I have a feeling these things have their ups and downs for a lot of people. I still think it’s fun. :)
And feel free to pass the link on to others, but be sure they know also to post under the original blog, linked above. Thanks!
Love and blessings,