Honeybunch & Sunshine

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Honeybunch & Sunshine

Babysitter’s cat

had kittens. Wow! Honeybunch

was so excited!

Calico kitten,

Sunshine, was a birthday gift…

Honeybunch was three.

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Small girl and kitten…

Honeybunch and her Sunshine

became lifelong friends.

Sunshine was sunny…

swatting and chasing cat toys,

purring and snuggling.

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Cuddled in slumber,

Honeybunch and Sunshine roamed

in the land of dreams.

Hiking through the woods,

Sunshine walked with Honeybunch

down to the river.

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Honeybunch grew up,

Sunshine lived for fourteen years…

They were lifelong friends.

Copyrightยฉ 2020 by Cheryl Batavia


  1. So beautyful Cheryl ๐Ÿ™‚ to all the sunshines of the world who light up the part of our lives shared with theirs and become the best of friends – a friendship which demands only love and nothing else.

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    1. Thank you, Deb, for sharing your beautiful thoughts. I really appreciate your taking the time to read and comment on my work. I agree with what you say about pets. They are pretty selfless. When my Grandfather lay dying far away in another state, I was lying face down on the carpet crying. Sunshine came over and lay down next to me. She was a great comfort.

      Take care, Deb, and don’t burn the Smilies! โค Cheryl



      1. They always are a great comfort and friend, sometimes I think they understand more than humans do ๐Ÿ™‚
        Thanks Cheryl so much, no I am learning to take care of the Smilies ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Laura, thank you for taking time to read and share your thoughts. โค

      I ran this poem by my 51-year old daughter to fact check and asked her if she remembered the nickname, "Honeybunch" from her preschool years. I was delighted when she said that she did and that she liked the poem. ๐Ÿ™‚

      All the best! Cheryl

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      1. That’s such a great news cheryl..!
        The thing is you portrayed so well, even I could relate so well with this…!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

        Being called honeybunch, and those preschool days…just takes me back to my days as well..

        Thanks for recreating memories ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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    1. Thank you, Hamish, for sharing your thoughts. So glad you like the poem! โค I am trying to preserve some memories for my children by writing about events in their childhoods. Yes, I agree, it is easy to get our priorities skewed! Have you finished your novel?

      All the best! ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheryl

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      1. Time spent with our families is some of the best we can spend.

        Yes! Thank you for asking! I finished the first draft last Sunday and have now started putting it all together into Scrivener to be one manuscript. After I import it, I’m going to put it to the side for a bit as you’ve suggested and let my subconscious mind think about it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Then, when I come back to it I’ll be all ready to edit with a fresh mind, and hopefully be more ready to make the difficult but necessary choices about chopping and changing things.

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