General Poetry posted May 27, 2016


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The Year of the Cat

by Mark Valentine

For The Love of Cat Contest Winner 
 
Right-brained, untamed
Doesn’t claim to play the game
She’s unbroken, outspoken, challenging and thought provokin’
Sometimes I wonder what she’s smokin’
(jk Cat - I’m only jokin’)
 
She’s infectious
 
While she would never pen invective
She brings the truth, and that’s effective
She’s reflective and introspective
The non-linear perspective
Of this feline
Is far from a beeline
Soars high above the treeline
Then comes back down to recline
She drops rhymes sublime
Keeping time with her mind
Then she spins on a dime and goes
 
Off
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Cross the Texas hills
Past blue herons and whippoorwills
 
She

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Lonely like a cloud

Sometimes soft
SOMETIMES LOUD!!!
 
She

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Around a while
beguiling with her Cheshire smile
And though I’m no free verse-o-phile
I gotta say I like her style
 
That Cat-I –Am
 
Sometimes I’m uplifted after I read her poems.
Sometimes I’m sad.
Sometimes I’m touched.

And sometimes I have to go straight to confession where Father tells me to say ten Hail Marys and to resolve to avoid the near occasion of sin in the future.

Some of those poems should come with a WARNING LABEL.
Oh wait, they do. I have only myself to blame.
 
But I digress…
 
I guess I

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too.             I told ya…
 
She’s infectious

Writing Prompt
"I Am Cat" is a poet on FanStory. Write a poem to, or about, her. Keep it positive and have fun. No restrictions on poetic form.

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