You were such a nice stray cat, with black and white tuxedo coat.
Nice natured too and our family fed you, along with our other cats.
I named you Hobo.
You had a cute name and people often smiled when you were mentioned.
Your name was Hobo, but you had a home – at our place.
And when you swallowed a small fish, accidentally attached to a fishing line,
The brothers drove you cross-country to a veterinarian to remove the hook.
Then the brothers brought you back home.
This is an example of free verse which has no rules and gives the poet complete creative control.
To offer encouragement to someone who is feeling like he or she is in a wilderness.
About the Author
Sharon is the author of Fire & Ice: ALASKA – Baked, Blended, & Sautéed (Frosty Books).
She has also written Think Hope Live: Embracing Life – Defeating Suicide; and also Road Tripping from Alaska to New York City: Journaling the Journey & Taking Pix Along the Way; and Ubiquitous: Apple Juice, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil (Balboa Press).
After writing a cookbook, a book on travel, and two books of a serious nature, Sharon wanted to attempt poetry and write about humor. Big, Bad Poetry: Biggest and Baddest in the West will hopefully give you a few laughs and brighten your day.