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An Ode to Cats MAG

February 17, 2010
By DalekJast BRONZE, Cochranville, Pennsylvania
DalekJast BRONZE, Cochranville, Pennsylvania
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A cat sits on a window ledge
It watches the landscape attentively
Until someone walks past
Its ears lie flat on its head
It turns around and
Stares at the person, saying
Who are you?
What are you doing here?
Why have you distracted me?
The cat tries to look dignified, but
Fails as you pull out a piece of string
It falls off the ledge and, embarrassed,
Runs off to sulk
Later it emerges from its hiding place
(The laundry basket)
And returns to its perch,
Once more the regal ruler of all it surveys
(In its own head)
Until you dangle a piece of string

The author's comments:
I have a cat who will do this, and I felt like writing a poem about it.

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midnightwoah said...
on Aug. 23 2013 at 11:14 pm
midnightwoah, Monett, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"We accept the love we think we deserve." -Stephen Chbosky

So True! I have a cat myself who always tries to act all nonchalant when other people stroll by. But the next second her eyes are no longer hollow and she's purring like no tomorrow. Very descriptive and truthful, please tell me you have more stuff about cats!!

on Aug. 26 2011 at 1:24 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Omigosh, George and Lenny do EXACTLY THAT! They're my best friends cat's but I go over to her house so often they love me too.  It's really funny!

on Aug. 26 2011 at 12:22 am
Destinee BRONZE, Oakville, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Blegh. - Abraham Lincoln

Hahaha, I wonder why?

I love cats, and this is a great poem.

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Mar. 31 2011 at 2:51 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

This poem reminds me of my cat. 

on Jun. 1 2010 at 8:14 pm
DalekJast BRONZE, Cochranville, Pennsylvania
4 articles 0 photos 6 comments
:) Thanks!

JeanGrey GOLD said...
on Jun. 1 2010 at 8:07 pm
JeanGrey GOLD, Mason City, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."-Oscar Wilde

Hahahah funny :) I like it :)