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Animals Cats Character Poetry

Memories of a Tabby Cat

Salford, 23rd October 2019

#Octpowrimo #cat #Memories

They called you crazy – but you were quite a character,

king of the garden and the dining room floor

ignoring the cat food – for sardines or cod

and eating fish batter – which I found rather odd

got into a fuss if little ones picked you up

but clawed for attention – worse than a pup

playing with wool balls – attending your brain

then jumping out th’window – into spring rain

You didn’t like little uns pulling your tail

but would destroy others dinners beyond the pail

dashing to your sleep spot and blanket to hide

hoping you wouldn’t be hurled outside

Sat watching telly – on the rug in the house

occasionally playing with your catnip mouse

flicking your tail, when you wanted a feed

and hiding under the sofa when you did a bad deed

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Animals Cats Poetry

In Other Words – Delicious

A five line response to the picture provided for the prompt by Patricia’s Place @ https://patriciasplace.me/

perfectly pampered puddytat

ponders whats for tea

perhaps chicken or pork, or maybe – beef ?

his belief – but today his wish

is a big plate of fish

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Animals Art Cats Poetry

Duplicate

Is that one cat…or two? – Duplikat by inky

#fowc #duplicate

It’s like someone had put your cat

into the photocopier

for where there was one cat

looking for his lunch

there now was another

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Animals Food Poetry

Spill

#Fowc #Kitchen #Spill

Some say “You can’t cry over spilt milk”

put into context – when that milk

is in a chocolate pudding – and its

landed on the kitchen floor – tears will flow as

lapping it up – instead of you – is your pet pussycat

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Poetry

Curious

#fowc #fandango #curious #cat #kitten #wool

Ball of wool, red

Curiosity might be what killed the cat, but

up halfway on the stairwell

rolling about in grandma’s knitting

is a furry little fellow

on a hunt for the big woollen ball

up high of the pyramid

sat in the basket

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Animals Poetry

Semantics

8th May 2019

#fowc #Definition #Meaning

Taken into consideration – what’s in a word

I mean – who came up with the

great idea to classify the indian pussy cat – a tiger

everybody knows he’s not your domestic tabby

reality is they cobbled together every cat – big or small – and gave them names

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Animals Poetry

Corpse

The deceased lay prone

Where it sent a message from beyond the skirting board

Everyone was surprised to find feathers,

Expecting to see a more furry resident in the gap

The only question…how did it get there?

In the corner, el gato sat innocent

Not saying a word, the

Goldfish kept a nervous silence

#fowc #corpse #inkdropk

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Poetry

Four paws

Out of the dawn

And the leaves of his hiding place

Comes the king of the urban jungle

Lightly skipping towards the garden fence

And a well furnished bowl

Of the latest catch

Breakfast beckons

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Birds Nature Poetry

Feathered Cacophony

Salford 26th September

What happens early morning…when someone’s been generous with the birdseed!

It begins quietly enough,

the graceful movement of flapping wings

stopping at an observation point

whilst they check out the opposition

The seed scatters , bouncing on the tarmac

and feathered friends, in an instant

become mortal enemies – as they nip and scratch and barge

to enable the best pickings

Noises increase from roof to tree

and Mums and dads say whats for tea

the little ones sit and wait

for something to fall on their dinner plate

Resident cats look from a distance

as the birds scrap on

unaware of

the dangers ahead

And with one sight of fur

feathers fly in a blur

as they think its best

to return to the nest

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Animals Poetry

Manx Cat

Memory of a Moggy

Advanced in his years

Noted for the absence of an

eXistent tail

Cute as can be, wandering down peel harbour

As he looks out for fishy rewards

Tuna a favourite, but he’ll take Mackerel too