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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

To Cat Herders I Have Known..

 


I love cats, you know I do,

They’re smart. And entertaining, too,

Sometimes, they just don’t think things through,

Or fail when trying to construe,

Wind up in something of a stew,

And give you something fun to view…

To drapes and screens, they stick like glue,

Have inconvenient timing, true,

Mess up the portrait you just drew,

Or bid your brand new rug adieu,

Your hugs and kisses they eschew,

Until the times when they want to,

Beneath your window, half-past two,

Loving, fighting right on cue,

Until you’d like to throw a shoe,

And think you’d rather have a gnu,

But I think you would be so blue,

If you didn’t have your ‘ballyhoo’,

You’d have to find a new way to

Be entertained by something new,

So, here’s to cats, I’ve known a few,

I love their ways and their miscues,

Love watching antics on ‘YouTube’,

But one more thing and then I’m through…

Love most that they belong to you!


Today's a challenge--po-et-ry,

We're having fun, my friends and me,

And you get rhyming all for free!

Now you've read mine, so go and see

The others. I know you'll agree,

They've everything a poem should be!

Karen of Baking in a Tornado

10 comments:

  1. HA! All through that poem I had a thought in my head and then I got to the last line and saw that you'd read my mind!

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  2. Even as a person who has been owned by cats for decades I am smiling here.

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  3. Ok. the gnu. I can never resist a poem with a gnu in it.

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  4. Heeheehee! Yep, owned by cats here and the ones i have are enough.

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