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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!

About Dr Niamh

I am doing what I love most: writing children's books. As a child, learning new words was a delicious delight. Tasting them roll around my tongue, practicing pronunciation, then trotting them out whenever possible, made me feel very clever indeed. Children of today are no different. They love saying new-really-difficult-to-pronounce words, (useful for spells or superheroes). So, I prefer not to censor broader vocabulary. I believe we should never 'talk down' to shapers-of-the-future but encourage them always to think their best and realise their astonishing potential. If pushed to blow my own trumpet (better than blowing someone else's and which, will only happen when forced to sell something), I would say I write modern children's classics: content rich with great vocabulary and little gems of wisdom that might keep us company into adulthood. I hope you and your children will enjoy reading my stories as much as I love writing them. With love from Dr. Niamh, Ph.D in Learning Through The Imagination.

5 comments on “cat poems…add yours!

  1. Juliette
    December 10, 2012

    Love this!

    Like

  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.

    Like

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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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