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cat poems…add yours!

catmy familiar
or am I yours?
when with disdain
you flick your tail
and push on past
through crack in doors
and be so sweet
with cupboard love
demanding food
and choicest meat
for if I gave you less than that
you’d sniff your nose
refusing flat
and punishing
so easily
when I sleep
walk over me
and bat my face
with padded paw
and well retracted, practiced claw
purring loudly
’til I wake
pesky cat
for goodness sake!

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About niamh clune

I was born in Dublin, back in the days when it was full of poets, mystics, philanderers, drinkers, passionate speech-makers and wanna-be-Joyceans. Dublin was enshrouded then in a pall of Catholicism ~ Church and State were like Siamese Twins. I was a rebel ~ in the sense that I couldn't help but think for myself. There were Maoists, musicians and academics all trying to do the same. Gatherings were frenetic, passionate, yet often tempered by some of the gentle 'aul' folk not made bigots by religion or politics but liberated by both into realising the gentle and constant passing of all things. They were of my grand-parent's generation, sweet breaths of peat-soaked air, demonstrative of the tremendous inner peace and calm that comes from knowing who you are and where you come from. These days, I am a writer, poet, environmental campaigner, and musician ~ among other things. I gained a Ph.D in Acquiring Wisdom Through The Imagination, and I love teaching and sharing my inspiration. These days, I am also writing children's books. I believe that reading to little ones, even before they can understand words, teaches them to associate books with love and affection. Find my books on my page.

5 comments on “cat poems…add yours!

  1. Juliette
    December 10, 2012

    Love this!

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  2. Juliette
    December 10, 2012

    You wait at my door,

    Your bite still fresh,

    Your cries

    Your pleading

    Your banging

    The scratching

    Your love

    Astounds me

    You will not give up

    Fangs set

    Love forever

    I must let you in

    For after all

    Despite all

    Forever all

    I laugh

    I smile

    I let you in

    You are my cat.

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  4. thiskidreviewsbooks
    December 13, 2012

    Nice! Have you ever seen the Henri le Chat Noir films? If not, you should! Here is the website – http://www.henrilechatnoir.com/
    I love Henri!

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