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Animals Cats Poetry

New Moon

#Promptuarium #Newmoon

It’s not like you didn’t see it coming

leaving the cats and dogs outside

on the sight of a new moon

For as the moonlight shone down

on your patch of green

something amazing indeed was seen

Dogs and cats all howling away

all through the night (and some of the day)

and even some of the local birds

were cheeping words

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Acrostic Birds Colours Garden Poetry

Scarlet

#cyw #scarlet #Reds

Sat perched outside in the garden, it was

Clear to most of the nested tenants – you were new

As with your bright red feathers – you

Really attracted attention, from felines and twitchers alike

Luckily for you, your new home is much like your old

Elevated and lofty, and out of

The reach of the most determined cat

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Poetry

Throwing the dice

I

They say that cats are lucky

They say they’ll always thrive

They say they’re just like humans

with character and drive

one thing they don’t tell you

you’re happy to be alive

II

Playing cards with the reaper

as if you have the time

listening to the clock hand

or even the bells chime

wasting your life in a worry

should be considered a crime

III

Getting out when you can get about

Watching the dice as they land

Trying to avoid disappointment

if results are not what you planned

filling a space and enjoying it

and appreciated ? Grand!

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Animals Cats Poetry

Kittens

#Animals #Cats #Kittens

Inspired by the Salt & Pepper Design Team, i’ve been writing acrostics and poetry using some of their fab graphic fonts – I posted “Doggies” last week, so here’s something less canine, more feline

Kittens, an acrostic by Inky.
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Poetry

Darkness

#Octpowrimo #animals #halloween

Halloween seems to have come early

the lights outside have dimmed

nothing around in the skies

but on terra firma hear dogs and cats cry

they scamper around for a way in

disturbing stray metallic food tins

they really dont like to give their owners a fright

but watch as they head for that security light

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Poetry

Light in Darkness

Salford 17th October 2020

#Octpowrimo

Outside in the darkness

the spirits dance under the LED Nights

that cast their lights over the tarmac road

shadowy forms skip and hop over kerb and walk

while the cats on the doorstep look on

as the night sky twinkles with the far off light

and constellations watch the night time boogie

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Animals Colours

Rainbow Zebra

RAINBOW ZEBRA – a piece by inky

You couldn’t call him Black or white

he’s far too bright for that

dashing about the serengeti

and confusing all the cats

see his different coloured stripes are such

they make the whole place smile

so the lionesses don’t grab him for lunch

they’ve left him free for a while

The hippos think he’s amazing

The gazelles think just the same

The birds think he’s a great big flower

and land regularly on his frame

The bears are all a smiling

and the little ones all make their way

to say hello to the fellow with the rainbow stripes

the one who’s made their day.

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Poetry

Song

#Socs #Song

It’s been really quiet recently.

Actors and musicians have been in their rooms

the theatres have closed because of a bug

no buskers on the street either

Something needed to be done

resident birds calling out in tune

celebrating the sunshine

telling the human beans indoors

it’s time to get up

Cats on a street pavement

Singing in chorus

On a street corner

Dogs howling at the moon

wailing a familiar tune

out in the midnight garden

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Animals Cats Character Poetry

Spray

#SoCs #Spray

King of the puddytats…..

Surveying his kingdom

purched preening on his prime position

rivals daren’t come close

as the self professed “king of the close”

yells out to all comers – “keep off – that’s MINE!”

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Animals Cats Character Poetry

Rolling on in

Salford, Monday 4th May

It’s early morning, as i rise

and the street is busy to my surprise

for waking up the chorus (Dawn)

a pussy cat, a little forlorn

He’d spent his time, with his pals last night

playing around under the street lights

but now Ra is up, it has to be said

this furry old cat wants in for his bed

His stomach is full, thanks to a friend on the street

corned beef from a can – a most tasty treat

but his thoughts turned to breakfast, as on street he did play

so off to the garden , he began to make way

And up is his owner, so he’s through the back door

and slowly he goes off to his bed on the floor

so while humans are out, with meetings they keep

our furry old pussycat, is in bed, sound asleep