Stray Cat by Gwendolyn

When you found me, I was so torn and battered.

You looked in my eyes and saw my soul.

All I wanted to be . . . was held, touched, clean.

My wounds from my past healed.


You took me in and you cared for me . . . you loved me.

You didn’t just tell me you loved me. You showed me.

Love by the things you did and said to me.

You loved me until I was able to love.

Murphy Anne Carter