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love unconditional

and so much more

By Heather HublerPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - December 2023
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Come and sit beside me,

I need the comfort of your warmth,

Your steady heartbeat

soothes my frayed nerves,

allows me to take a deep breath

and settle.

I can smell the freedom

of sun and air

as I lean against you,

no words necessary between us,

just the solace of being.

In those moments,

when I struggle with the

fierce reality of life,

you carry me

without hesitation,

without knowing the full story,

without needing

anything in return.

I catch you staring at me

with so much love,

as though you can see right

through my hollow soul.

It fills pieces in bit by bit

giving me something

to hold onto when

days are dark

and your light has finally

moved on

from this world.

Thank you, my friend,

for rescuing me.


Just some love and appreciation for our sweet animal family members. Nothing compares to their unconditional love.

Thank you for reading!

My baby, Norma Jean, never leaves her mommy's side
My sweet grandcat, Soup :)

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  • Just Daniel2 months ago

    Great work! I really enjoyed reading this short piece, but it felt complete. A little meloncholy, a slight sense of yearning, hellos and goodbyes are fitted into one poem. Thank you so much for sharing and congratz on your top story!!! ^^

  • Kendall Defoe 4 months ago

    Year-end champ! Well done! 🏆

  • JBaz4 months ago

    Heather, Congratulations on the year end award. this and so many of your pieces are well deserving. I believe 2024 will be awesome for you and I cannot wait to read more from you.

  • Chrystal Holdren4 months ago

    Really loved this. How true it is about out animal babies

  • Beautiful Top Story... "I catch you staring at me with so much love..." So true and such a blessing and balm to our souls.

  • Teresa Renton4 months ago

    This resonates so much Heather. Just beautiful 🥰

  • Tiffany Gordon 4 months ago

    gorgeous work Heather! BRAVO!

  • Donna Fox (HKB)4 months ago

    Heather, I needed this today! It's about to be my first Christmas without one of my beloved fur babies and it's been so hard to acknowledge... This gave a me a moment to reflect on it and process everything. Thank you!! Also... your fur-babies are sooooo cute!! I also have an orange tabby!! But I'll admit yours is a lot skinnier than mine! Anyways, congrats on Top Story!! This was a great one!

  • Kristen Balyeat4 months ago

    Absolutely love this amazing piece— I feel the same way about my “kid-in-a-hair-suit”! Perfect tribute, friend!!! ✨💞✨

  • Dana Crandell4 months ago

    A wonderful tribute to our furry family, and 100% on point. Congratulations, Lil' Sis!

  • Kevin Newton4 months ago

    Reading this as my sweet fur baby sleeps in my lap. A great way to start the day! Congrats on top story.

  • Mariann Carroll4 months ago

    Congratulations 🙏🏽🥳this is so very true 🥰

  • Brenton F4 months ago

    This is brilliant! Made me round all mine up for pats! Love your cats name to bits! Congrats on the TS!

  • Yayyyyy I'm back to say congratulations for your Top Story!

  • Melissa Ingoldsby4 months ago

    Congratulations on your lovely top story

  • JBaz4 months ago

    Congratulations on top story

  • Rene Peters4 months ago

    So sweet and accurate! Congrats on top story!

  • Phil Flannery4 months ago

    This would have been perfect fo the unspoken challenge. Where we be without our furry friends.

  • Poppy 4 months ago

    This is so so sweet and accurate

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    Happy TS day, Empress.

  • Caroline Jane4 months ago

    This is beautiful Heather. So warm and sincere. Gorgeous. 🥰

  • Matthew Fromm4 months ago

    off to go pet my pooch....

  • Sending hugs for these lovely words

  • K. Kocheryan4 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story :) made me think of my furry friends that have passed on.

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