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post #1 of 11
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I'm doing some surfing and am finding cat poetry. Add some if you find any.

"The Price I Pay"

The nuzzles that you give to me
You give so often and for free
You never ask a price I pay
To hold you close and let you stay

I stroke your ears and hear your purr
And run my hands on silken fur
You gaze on me with eyes of green
The sweetest sight I've ever seen

You sleep all still, rolled in a ball
I think this is the thrill of all
And something's happened here within
I feel my head begin to spin

And now I know the price I pay
The one I'll pay to let you stay
You hold my heart with furry glove
The price I pay is all my love.
post #2 of 11
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"Why Own A Cat"

There's a danger you know.
You can't own just one, for the craving will grow.
There's no doubt they're addictive, wherein lies the danger
While living with lots, you'll grow poorer and stranger

One cat is not trouble, and two are so funny,
The third one is easy, the fourth one's a honey
The fifth is delightful, the sixth ones's a breeze.
You find you can live with a houseful, with ease.

So how 'bout another? Would you really dare?
They're really quite easy, but Oh Lord, the hair!
With cats on the sofa and cats on the bed,
And crates in the kitchen, its no bother, you said.

They're really no trouble, their manners are great.
What's just one more cat and one more little crate?
The sofa is hairy, the windows are crusty.
The floor is all footprints, the furniture's dusty.

The housekeeping suffers, but what do you care?
Who minds a few noseprints and a little more hair?
So let's keep a kitten, you can always find room.
And a little more time for the dust cloth and broom.

There's hardly a limit to the cats you can add
the thought of a cutback, sure makes you feel sad.
Each one is special, so useful, so funny,
The food bill grows larger, you owe the vet money.

Your folks never visit, few friends come to stay,
Except other cat folks, who live the same way.
Your lawn has now died and your shrubs are dead, too.
Your weekends are busy, you're off with your crew.

There's cat food and vitamins, grooming and shots
And entries and travel and motels, which cost lots.
Is it worth it you wonder? Are you caught in a trap?
Then that favorite comes up and climbs in your lap.

His look says you're special and you know that you will
Keep all of the kittens in spite of the bill.
Some just for showing and some just to breed
And some just for loving, they all fill a need.

Late evening is awful, you scream and you shout
At the cats on the sofa, who refuse to get up.
The cats and the cat shows, the travel, the thrills
The work and the worry, the pressure, the bills.

The Whole thing seems worth it, the cats are your life.
They're charming and funny and offset the strife.
Your lifestyle has changed, things just won't be the same.
Yes, those cats are addictive and so's the cat game!
post #3 of 11
Beautiful! That first one brought tears to my eyes. I'll add if I find anymore.
post #4 of 11
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Of all the cat toys put to the test,
I think I like my tail the best.
My balls roll away and hides under a chair,
But my 12-inch appendage is always right there.
It flips and it flaps and sometimes does wiggle,
And when I pursue it,
It makes my mom giggle.
It's my constant companion,
Just ready for fun,
And I tuck it right under me
When I am done.
I wake up from my nap
and it's there without fail,
Don't you just wish that you had a tail?
post #5 of 11
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To and fro they came,
Humans all the same,
As I lay in wait,
Searching for ones heart gate.

Each passed without a glance,
None willing me a chance,
Alone and hungry I sit,
Wondering whom I may go home with.

Then I see a smile,
And a pause from a passerby,
And when I gaze up,
He is holding his arms to mine.

He rubs my ears,
And I give him a purr,
Just to let him know,
I appreciate it kind sir.

Then a rub on the head,
Tells me that I can call him Dad,
As he asks me if I'd like to go with him,
To a better place to live in.

Upon arriving at his home,
I find that I am not alone,
Other felines sit and stare,
Knowing that yet another is here.

And into a family I become,
Still another child to this kind gentleman,
Who feeds me a hefty meal,
And a lap upon which to kneel.

As the sun sets to the west,
I know that he will love me no lest,
But likewise my love for him will grow,
My very own purr-sonal human in tow.
post #6 of 11
Next to it are shadow boxes with all the pics of my rescues before and after shots.

Stray Cat

by Francis Witham

Oh, what unhappy twist of fate
Has brought you homeless to my gate?
The gate where once another stood
To beg for shelter, warmth and food
For from that day I ceased to be
The master of my destiny.

While he, with purr and velvet paw
Became within my house the law.
He scratched the furniture and shed
And claimed the middle of my bed.

He ruled in arrogance and pride
And broke my heart the day he died.
So if you really think, oh Cat,
I'd willingly relive all that
Because you come forlorn and thin
Well....don't just stand there...
Come on in!
post #7 of 11
That second one almost fits me to a tee. These poems are great. I think I'll go find some.
post #8 of 11
My absolute favorite - funny and true! You know how a cat will beg you to open a door (indoors or outdoors) and when you do s/he will just stand there thinking about this?

Hamlet's Cat Soliloquy

To go outside, and there perchance to stay
Or to remain within: that is the question:
Whether 'tis better for a cat to suffer
The cuffs and buffets of inclement weather
That Nature rains on those who roam abroad,
Or take a nap upon a scrap of carpet,
And so by dozing melt the solid hours
That clog the clock's bright gears with sullen time
And stall the dinner bell. To sit, to stare
Outdoors, and by a stare to seem to state
A wish to venture forth without delay,
Then when the portal's opened up, to stand
As if transfixed by doubt. To prowl; to sleep;
To choose not knowing when we may once more
Our readmittance gain: aye, there's the hairball;
For if a paw were shaped to turn a knob,
Or work a lock or slip a window-catch,
And going out and coming in were made
As simple as the breaking of a bowl,
What cat would bear the household's petty plagues,
The cook's well-practiced kicks, the butler's broom,
The infant's careless pokes, the tickled ears,
The trampled tail, and all the daily shocks
That fur is heir to, when, of his own free will,
He might his exodus or entrance make
With a mere mitten? Who would spaniels fear,
Or strays trespassing from a neighbor's yard,
But that the dread of our unheeded cries
And scratches at a barricaded door
No claw can open up, dispels our nerve
And makes us rather bear our humans' faults
Than run away to unguessed miseries?
Thus caution doth make house cats of us all;
And thus the bristling hair of resolution
Is softened up with the pale brush of thought,
And since our choices hinge on weighty things,
We pause upon the threshold of decision.
post #9 of 11
Oh these are great!!! I have sure enjoyed reading them all!
post #10 of 11
Here is one that a friend sent me on e-mail:
A Kitty's Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,
The king-size bed is soft and deep.
I sleep right in the center groove,
My human cannot hardly move!

I've trapped her legs, she's tucked in tight
And here is where I pass the night.
No one disturbs me or dares intrude
Till morning comes and "I want food!"

I sneak up slowly to begin
Nibbling on my human's chin.
She wakes up quickly, I have sharp teeth,
And also my claws I will unsheathe.

The morning's here and it's time to play,
Always seem to get my way.
So thank you Lord for giving me
This human person that I see:
The one who hugs and holds me tight
And sacrifices her bed at night!
post #11 of 11
And yet another:


"Managing senior programmers is like herding cats." -
-Dave Platt

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are
subtle and will piss on your computer." --Bruce

"There is no snooze button on a cat who wants
breakfast." --Unknown

"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as
gods. Cats have never forgotten this." --Anonymous

"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats
to pull a sled through the snow." --Jeff Valdez

"In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats." --
English proverb

"As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat." --
Ellen Perry Berkeley

"One cat just leads to another." --Ernest Hemmingway

"Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message
and get back to you later." --Mary Bly

"Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are
subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of
one who suffered from insomnia." --Joseph Wood Krutch

"People that hate cats, will come back as mice in
their next life." --Faith Resnick

"There are many intelligent species in the universe.
They are all owned by cats." --Anonymous

"I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The
wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." --Hippolyte

"No heaven will not ever Heaven be; Unless my cats
are there to welcome me." --Unknown

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of
life: music and cats." --Albert Schweitzer

"The cat has too much spirit to have no heart." --
Ernest Menaul

"Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are

"Time spent with cats is never wasted." --Colette

"Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and
cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities
as well." --Missy Dizick

"You will always be lucky if you know how to make
friends with strange cats." --Colonial American

"Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does
any harm to ask for what you want." --Joseph Wood
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