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Children of the Night


In the shadows, in secret play,

the feral feline roams.

Drawn by serendipity,

                he lives without a home.


Castaway and vagabond,

                true child of the night.

In his secret twilight kingdom

                he shuns dawn's lonely light.


In the alleys and the field,

                among the silent grass,

all minor mammals quickly yield

                or become a cat's repast.


Wary until daylight wanes,

                in darkened habitats.

At night the feral feline reigns

                in the Kingdom of the Cats.


                           Gerald Lee Gibson


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