Hunting Like An Owl

Flying Cats

Hurry scurry little mouse, a flying cat takes flight.

Make no noise, burrow fast, and don’t be caught at night.

Run much faster, show him who's master, quick to your little home.

Check both ways, no time to pray, don't be like Al Capone.

Silent wings and talons poised you reach and scoop up dinner.

Then off to the nest, you’ve done your best, that’s why you’re called the winner..

One more kill, and they’ve had their fill, against dawns early light.

You turn your head, no remorse for the dead, another one's in your sight.

Owlets hungry, mouths wide open, your task is never done.

So open your wings, and do it again, it’s almost time for sun.


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alternate poet 6 years ago

'Catchy' little poem :) I like it.


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writinginalaska 6 years ago from southeast Alaska Author

smiles thank you Alternate, funny pun.


friend 6 years ago

I love it - "catchy"


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Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

This was cute. I particularly liked it because the owl is my totem animal.

Namaste.


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writinginalaska 6 years ago from southeast Alaska Author

thank you Deb, it was a really fun one to write. my fav line is the Al Capone line, cracks me up every time ;). Owls are one of my favorite raptors!


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ahorseback 6 years ago

Nice poem, I love seeing owls their so captivating.


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writinginalaska 6 years ago from southeast Alaska Author

thank you @ahorseback it sure was a fun piece to write.


SilverGenes 6 years ago

I like this one, too! You mentioned Al Capone - I liked that part, too :)


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

Owls are amazing creatures, always on the prowl. I'm glad they get to enjoy the sun too :)


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Love the poem. Owls are amazing birds. Well done.


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writinginalaska 2 years ago from southeast Alaska Author

thank you Sunshine625 and Jodah for stopping by and leaving such nice comments. Owls rule in my book!


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Paula Atwell 2 years ago from Cleveland, OH

My mother loves owls and collects all manner of owl things. :)

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