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CAT (a smelly memorial poem)

Updated on September 4, 2014
Cat "cooking" supper
Cat "cooking" supper | Source


Time to eat - no time for play.
CAT caught a mouse - ate right away.
The pity was her meal had gorged
upon the kitchen's garlic hoard,
and so it was, on mousie's death,
CAT contracted real bad breath.

CAT, not knowing that she stank,
went boyfriend-hunting while still rank.
Katty-Fatty quit his breathing -
CAT, whatever were you teething?
You stink like cats from Napoli.
It's garlic stench, unhappily.

CAT slunk away now very chastened.
Quick, a tooth brush,” and she hastened.
"I have to get this bad smell out
so's Katty-Fatty'll quit his pout.
'Ain't fair my mousie played such tricks.
That awful garlic smell sure sticks.”

The sun went down.The moon came up.
CAT, still stinky, ate her sup -
peppermints and wintergreens -
smell-good stuff, no in-betweens.
Katty-Fatty, a tough impress,
but CAT, less garlic, had success.

Today CAT tells her sons and daughters,
Things you do and some don't-oughters:
When you set out on mouse-fetching
understand what you'll be catching.
Mousies all look fine and tasty,
but some eat garlic. Don't be hasty.”

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It is not that I have become lazy, but this was originally for "Cat," and "Cat" is now "Late Cat." The only other cat with which I have had any sort of memorable relationship was the one my wife and daughter brought home and kept around the place so as to eat the plastic tips off of my poor shoelaces. That earlier cat has now been joined with "this" cat in wherever they go when they leave us to our own devices here on Earth.

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    • kathryn1000 profile image


      6 years ago from London

      I love it

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      Abdus Salam 

      6 years ago from Bangladesh

      Funny poem. thanks for sharing..

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      Jayme Kinsey 

      6 years ago from Oklahoma

      Awesomely fun poem! I do feel sorry for poor Cat though. They say that if Kitty-Pretty eats garlic too then she won't notice. He should've taken her out to eat Italian!

      Voting up!

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Ah have me laughing at this! Very clever and I guess there is a lesson in there for those who might be courting. :))

      My parents once had a cocker spaniel dog that was quick to gobble up anything that accidently would hit the floor. Once my mother was cutting up an onion and an entire half slipped out of her hand and you guessed it...our dog Rusty ingested it in one gulp. He looked kind of sorry afterwards! Am sure his breath was less than sweet for a time.

      Up and funny votes and sharing. Others need a smile today!

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      இڿڰۣ-- кιмвєяℓєу 

      6 years ago from Niagara Region, Canada

      The moment I started reading about CAT, I thought it reminiscent of Dr. Seuss - an absolute genius. Well done!

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      Rolly A Chabot 

      6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Gus... its me picking myself up off the floor from laughter. Quigley my dog is wondering what her Dad is laughing at.

      Here is a challenge for you and I do think there is a poem there. I had a dear friend that was a real prankster. Bev would do anything for a laugh and one year I got her back. I bought a few silly stuffy animals for christmas presents to hang on her tree. Little did she know I had taken out the stuffing and replaced it with catnip. It took her two years and several attempts at repairing the tree each year. The moral of the story was her three cats really and I mean really loved the gifts I gave.

      Loved what you have done with this one...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      6 years ago from Great Britain

      Brilliantly funny...... You drew a great picture with words.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      What a great bit of wit and fun in this poem. I had to chuckle at the garlic mouse taste. I can only imagine!

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      6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Lol . . . you're a doll!

    • ct92 profile image

      6 years ago from Denmark

      You may think this is another dumb poem, but I think it is a great one.

      I like that it is so different.

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      6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Cute Gus, Made me laugh and smile,Kathi :O)

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      6 years ago

      Very cute piece of poetry regarding a cat. Clever story and words put into play. : ) Loved it! Thanks for sharing with this comical spin on a cats life. (did I tell you I have two kitties?) Voted up and funny!

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      What a gracious gesture, Gus, thank you.

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      6 years ago from Centreville Michigan

      You got that right My friend.

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      6 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      What a lovely poem, made me smile.

      Cat be nimble

      Cat be quick

      Don't eat mouse

      Who eats garlic

      And parsley does work on garlic, it neutralises it.

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      Dear Gus - This poem was far from dumb,

      Made me feel happy and not feel glum.

      Content was clever and meter great,

      Now cat will watch whatever it ate.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Sure was some tale/tail you laid out there, And I want to thank you.

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      6 years ago from Alabama

      That is some pretty good rhyming. Could be made out of a song! Great one.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 

      6 years ago from Norfolk

      They sure do Gus.


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