No Cats At All

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  1. Gemstone

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    No cats in the washing basket
    No cats on the stair
    No cats on the kitchen worktop
    When they shouldn’t be there
    When I’m carrying heavy bags
    No cats to make me fall
    No cats round here anywhere
    No cats at all

    No cats in the Summer sun
    Or lying in the shade
    Chasing moths as evening falls
    And day begins to fade
    No cats when the Autumn comes
    Chasing after leaves
    Running round to catch a tail
    Or climbing up the trees


    No cats when the morning comes
    Purring at my feet
    No cats on the window sill
    Or sitting on my seat
    No furry little cuddles when
    I’ve had a rotten day
    No nose pushed up into my face
    To say that it’s Ok

    I’m waiting for a homeless cat
    To wander through my door
    To make the house a home again
    And make my spirits soar
    The other day I came across
    A rolled up paper ball
    And remembered why it isn’t right
    With no cats at all

    © Gemstone September 2009
     
    Last edited: 20 September 2009
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    That's fantastic, Gemstone! Very subtle. Lures you in by appearing quite light-hearted, but I think it'll have amazing resonance with anyone who's ever lost their little furry one.
    I'd say this is well worth submitting to a magazine or poetry anthology, particularly if there are cat magazines which accept poetry submissions!
     
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    Thanks for reminding me why i love my cat!!
     
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    Thanks. I've lost 4 cats in the past few years bringing my elderly moggy population from a manic 4 to nil. All were rescue jobs of some kind and I'm just waiting for one to wander in, look around and decide it'll do x
     
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    there is a saying that you dont choose a cat, the cat chooses you!
     
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    That has certainly been true with us Jane x
     
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    Fantastic poem :) Hope a cat wanders through your door soon xx
     
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    aw, that was so well written - brought a tear to my eye =(
     
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    Awww made me think of my beloved little naughty cat. Nearly 2 years since we lost him and I still miss him :(
     
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    I miss all my cats - strange how the only cats to walk in the open door have had homes - do the homeless ones not see the vacancy sign? x
     
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    I'd love a cat but I don't think Stuart (my mouse) would like it too much
     
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    I think Stuart would be very upset - traumatised even x
     
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    Oh I miss my beautiful kitty! ): I am going to be the crazy cat lady when I grow up! :D
     
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    I think Stuart would be eaten!!!
     
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    I should probably grow up at some stage but it hardly seems worth it after all this time being a big kid :D

    :eek: !!! :cry:
     
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    Aw I really like this poem, it has a good rhythm, and the way that the mood shifts is lovely. You've made me want to be a cat person. :)
     
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    Thanks Pink - Still, to date no homeless cats have walked in. There is a lovely little cat in need of a home but OH is being a little difficult about it. The silly thing is that if it just walked in he would love it x
     
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