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  A Flower Blooms in Winter
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“Listen to your heart
When it’s calling you;
Listen to your heart,
There's nothing else you can do.”



Listen to Your Heart




She had been aimlessly wandering

The flooded streets of New Orleans

She was a tiny frightened tortoise shell

And life for her had been terribly mean


She was emaciated and forlorn

None of her siblings had survived

She stared morosely from her cage

As if she hadn’t a single friend alive


But every time that I passed her way

I heard an extremely timid little ‘yap’

So every time that I passed her way

I stopped and I placed her on my lap


And as I gently stroked her long matted fur

She would very sadly gaze up into my eyes

This tiny forlorn kitten had touched my heart

She had called out to it with her plaintive cries


So on my very last day at the pet rescue camp

I gently picked her up and placed her in my truck

And as we drove off together I named her ‘Flower’

Hoping she would blossom with a little TLC and luck


And within a relatively short period of time

Our dear old tabby Buddy had befriended her

And these days I now often spot them together

Her yap now sounding much more like a purr


She’s also become very inquisitive about me

As she now follows me all through the house

And her stalking skills are really improving

As she tiptoes after me as quietly as a mouse


But the most wondrous thing of all has recently occurred

She’s begun silently crawling up on our bed every night

Flower has just discovered my wife’s very loving touch

As she snuggles closer with both contentment and delight


This once extremely sad and lonely Katrina victim

Has definitely now begun to blossom and to bloom

And my spouse is extremely glad that I brought her home

Since she believes that winter flowers truly brighten any room






©2006, Ed Kostro



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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/22/2008
Very nice of you to give it a home. I am a ferocious cat lover and love my cat Samantha. She sticks by me too everywhere I go and does not like when I leave the house. She lets me know it when I come in the door with a mEOW. Glad your wife like her too and lets her on the bed.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/18/2006
lovely she had you! please check out my 4th grade boys' haiku
Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran 2/17/2006
Reviewed by William Bonilla 2/16/2006
Beautiful Poem Ed
Well Penned
and thanks for sharing another fantastic
Animal piece I love them all.

William .....Peace
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/16/2006
As sunshiney as San Francisco in the heyday of Flower Power... do you wear her in your hair, or just around your neck?? Sooo cute! And glad that Rebecca has also found her purrrfect, too. LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 2/16/2006
All creatures thrive in a loving and caring atmosphere! You, like St. Francis of Assisi, profess a great love for animals and thus, they respond to your nurturing. What a blessing ... for you, for the animals, and for humankind!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 2/15/2006
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/15/2006
Wonderful and not surprising at all. I knew for a woman to be beside you she too would love animals and they would love her to.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/15/2006
How precious you are a star Eddie!!

KNOW that God loves you for the good you do!!

Love Tinky

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Peter Paton 2/15/2006
I agree with George below completely, he always seems to have the best comments, love and affection are the keys to any good relationship, and you display your big heart once more Ed, for us to follow and imitate in our own lives !
This is a beautiful and enriching start to my daily reviews !
The pic is haunting and enchanting, those eyes of Flower are captivating !
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 2/15/2006
Flowers that bloom in winter are like the light of hope shining amidst all the darkness.

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/15/2006
Now you've got your little young Cowgirlie hooked too.
WTG buddy boy..
Keep 'em blooming...
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 2/15/2006
We loved every single word of this beautiful poem about the now blooming flower, just can't help but to LOVE happy stories with happy endings,
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/15/2006
OH yes Certain flowers do bloom in winter and I hope this one smells better than her new dad...Ed
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/15/2006
Ahhhhhhh a match made in heaven! A lovely flower to see bloom this morning, thanks little eddie !

tiger lily
Reviewed by Only A Poet 2/15/2006
oh yes, my friend, she will blossom under your kind care.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/15/2006
Awwww, Eddie, your story/poem moved me to tears! What a beautiful, heartwarming poem you have penned here! Flower sounds like she is at home with y'all! Good for her! Good on you! God bless you, my friend, and thank you for caring for our furry friends! BRAVO!!

((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Saving this one! :)
Reviewed by George Carroll 2/15/2006
Once again your message put to poetry is marvelous and shows a heart big as the moon. Love and affection can melt the hardened heart.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/15/2006

Beautiful, heartwarming poem; Flower is blooming under your tender loving care. Well done, Ed, well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Give Flower a (((HUG))) from Texas. :)

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Where The Redwing Sings

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