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Dead Kittens -- A Poem

Updated on March 31, 2011
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Mighty Mom is a keen observer of life. She shares her personal experiences and opinions in helpful and often amusing ways.

Dead Kittens, A Poem

Is there anything sadder than a kitten that’s dead?

Its eyes bulging out of its little dead head?

Its coat matted down with dark blood that is drying

Its face all contorted – no peace for the dying


It’s bad enough when a mean old cat croaks

But kittens, they’re special, don’t you think folks?

When you see a dead kitten you might start to cry

Demand explanation “Why, God, oh why?”

Oh Nooooooooo!

Death by hanging! What a way to go!
Death by hanging! What a way to go!

Like God’s gonna answer -- He cares not a whit

Please pardon my French, but God don’t give a shit

It’s the circle of life, Nature at her most callous

She’s just doing her job, folks, it's not out of malice

Still dead kittens are disturbing, there’s simply no doubt

Their poor little futures cut short and snuffed out

Whether shot or run over, neck broken or drowned

When a kitten gets dead you don't wanna be around!

Like puppies and bunnies and Bambi before them

When we think of dead kittens we can't help but mourn them

I hope you've enjoyed this twisted little ditty

Here's wishing long life to both you your kitties!


 

Great, but what about all those orphan kitties?

I dunno, that Pitbull looks sneaky

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    • Molly Lance profile image

      Molly Lance 

      6 years ago

      You do have to thank Whom ever for their cuteness because with out it they would be useless.

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Thanks, CV! I love cats!! MM

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      ChristineVianello 

      7 years ago from Philadelphia

      Awe! I love the videos! The protective moma was very cute. I enjoyed!

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Well thank you very much, KFlippin! I'm just relieved my hub hasn't been banned by PETA or the ASPCA (which would be ironic, given that I have four very much alive cats myself).

      That Stan Fletcher is quite the humor instigator...

      Thanks for sharing your darkside. MM

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      KFlippin 

      7 years ago from Amazon

      Have to say I have now read this several times the past couple weeks since I noticed it, my finger just feels compelled to click on it, it is really amusing and entertaining, but also thought provoking, which good satire with a light hearted bent or tone ought to be. Rated again up and awesome.

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Hi Tammy L. I can see you are a fellow cat lover. It's hard to bury a cat no matter how long you've had them in your life. They are just so loving. I did have one that only lasted a few days from when I got her from the pound. That was really sad. But not nearly as hard as putting down our beloved Penny at 18 (renal failure).

      Kitty Heaven or Over the Rainbow Bridge -- I know (believe) we will reconnect with our babies after we die.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. Meow!

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      Tammy L 

      7 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

      Voted "funny" although "cute" is more accurate. I've always hated burying a kitten that has had a premature end of life. When I was a kid, I was told the kitten is in "Kitty Heaven".

      Thanks for the poem and the touching sentiment at the end.

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Well hello lovingleo. Coming from a man who writes poetry about a parameceum, that is high praise, indeed.

      Stick around -- next time there is a contest like this one (where we were giving bizarre topics to write about) I bet you will be an instant star!

      Thanks for visiting. Way to get involved in HP quickly. Love that! MM

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      lovingleo11 

      7 years ago

      I enjoyed your kitty ditty. So witty!

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Sammyfiction and nighthag, it is a pleasure and an honor to write for the enjoyment of fellow sick people!

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. MM

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      K.A.E Grove 

      7 years ago from Australia

      This was fantastic, I loved every moment of your great fun verse!

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      Sammy 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Very funny poem! I like it went things are not so serious! Thanks :) SF

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Thank you, Ladyface. Obviously you appreciate sick poetry. Glad I'm not the only one! Thanks for your comment and vote!! MM

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      L a d y f a c e 

      7 years ago

      This. Is. Awesome. I love this! Love the pictures that accompany it too.

      "Is there anything sadder than a kitten that’s dead?

      Its eyes bulging out of its little dead head?"

      /was hooked from the start. Awesome poem! Vote up for you.

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Ha! I saw your comment over on Shadesbreath's dead kittens poem the other day and wondered if/when you would get around to me.

      I am hereby writing a check in the amount of all my worldly Hub Pages goods -- that would be exactly $75.83 in Adsense earnings.

      You did say "The Three Stooges Charity" didn't you?

      The check is in the mail.

      Thank you for your consideration!

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      De Greek 

      7 years ago from UK

      Hello?

      As one of the three judges of this here competition may I just say that I consider this Hub to be a likely candidate for first prize? A candidate, mind you, not a cert.

      May I also casually mention that we have formed a new charity, coincidentally called “The Three Judges Charity” and any contribution you may care to make to it shall be given the consideration it deserves?

      Furthermore, I wish to give the lie to inaccurately spurious and dastardly rumours spread by a person who shall remain nameless (let’s call him Stan for argument’s sake) that we shall be happy with bribes of only chocolates and flowers? Naturally we live for literature and are doing this for the good of humanity, but any poor chump who thinks that he or she will have a chance in hell of winning this competition with a bunch of flowers, has another thing coming. ;-)

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Hey, no problem, totally taken as "tongue-in-cheek"! (I honestly suspected you were a cat lover) - And thanks for the encouragement :) - Been on Squidoo for years, but just now becoming familiar with Hub Pages - (It seems fairly easy to navigate to quickly build a page)

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Oh goodness! Please don't take this tongue-in-cheek poem as any indication of my esteem for felines (she writes with one on her lap and another at her foot).

      I LOVE cats. This is just a fun, crazy contest posted by a fun, crazy hubber named Stan Fletcher!

      Glad to see you getting around the site already, Barb! MM

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Hi, well I had to peek at your "Kittens" Hub! cause I'm a cat person and can't resist them. Loved the cat photos. Thanks!

      Barb

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Hello dealrocker. "Nice" is not a word I've heard associated with this poem thusfar, but thank you very much!

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      dealrocker 

      7 years ago from California

      What a nice poem. I liked the pictures too.

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Hi lisadpreston. Thank you for the compliments on my poetry. You know, I never wrote much verse before joining HP. Practice is the only way we become better at writing!

      And I have found that HP is a very supportive community to continue getting better and better.

      I hope you will NOT withdraw your entry. You never know -- you could surprise yourself!

      Keep hubbing and your confidence will increase.

      Glad you're here! MM

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      lisadpreston 

      7 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      You always write good poetry and this poem is certainly up to your standard. If I had known all of you "Big Timers" were entering the contest I never would have entered. I thought it was a joke since I read Stans hub at the beginning. I think I should withdraw before I embarrass myself further. It really was fun and you all did a great job.

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      Cagsil 

      7 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Mighty Mom, I'm not sure what to say about it. Thank you for sharing, I think. ;)

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      I know, that Stan is quite the instigator, isn't he? It takes a special talent to bring out this kind of perversion!

      Glad you thought my kittens were cute. I personally love kittens and the idea of them dead really upsets me.

      Really!

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      Marie Giunta 

      7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      You too Mighty Mom! What has Stan started! I must say the kittens in this hub are all so cute, really, who would want to kill them?

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      SHALINI!!! I am so happy to see you, dear friend!

      Thank you for taking the time to read. I know this must have been as hard for you to take as it was for me to dish out. But hey, there's $10 at stake here!

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      Shalini Kagal 

      8 years ago from India

      I might love kittens - but that poem there needs a standing ovation! Bring on the rhythm and rhyme MM!

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Hello camper buddy! Great pic! Good to see you. I would like to read about the brain damaged cat. I think we could find a good linking situation between that and my poem!

      Take care. Good meeting you as well, AHS!

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      SJ 

      8 years ago

      Love this. There are three things I hate in no particular order: cats, snuggies, and the color pink. A co-worker has been on me to get me to like her brain damaged cat...long story, and I just might write about it. In the meantime, a dead kitty poem will tide me over. :-). It's clear you love cats, and I'll try not to judge you for that. Pleasure meeting you, btw!

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Oh, I was never fooled. Not for an instant.

      I would get you a kitten for Christmas, but I'm not sure the ASPCA would approve. All they'd have to do is track your activity here and you'd be blacklisted as a kitten hater for sure. LOL!

      Serious, I want a new kitten, too. Our "baby" is now 2 and the biggest cat in the house!

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      DoorMattnomore 

      8 years ago

      and the way they stuff their little fuzzy noses in your ear when your sleeping..awww....I think I might want a kitten for christmas now!!! (never let anywone fool you tho..I AM evil mwaahahahaaa)

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      DoorMattnomore. You are evil too! I love it!

      I've given this some thought. I think the little high-pitched "mewing" sound kittens make adds to their adorableness and vulnerability. And their ability to jump straight up in the air and sideways. Oh -- and purrs that are 100x louder than you could ever expect coming out of those little fuzzy bodies (before they are dead bodies, of course). LOL.

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      DoorMattnomore 

      8 years ago

      Yes, I agree, kittens. I am not really sure why, they are both small, fuzzy, cute and babies. But Something about kittens....maybe because I dont have to clean up their poop? (I mean, before they die)

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      Susan Reid 

      8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Oh do, please do! You MUST write one! It is soooo much fun!

      Which do you think is sadder, dead puppies or dead kittens? I think kittens because they are more vulnerable!

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      DoorMattnomore 

      8 years ago

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqwBbB8-pyI

      thats the only dead puppies song I know. From the Dr. Demento show. Also there is "Too Many Puppies", by Primus..but I dont think that's what anybody meant. I laughed my butt off on the first picture!!! This is great, if I ever get done reading everybody else's hubs, I might have to write one too!!!

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      I am getting such a kick out of reading people's comments. I get the feeling some are quite repulsed but attracted at the same time -- kinda like a car wreck you can't help but stare at!

      Anyway, I appreciate the up votes and the opportunity to share my sick sense of humor! MM

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Very unique and outstanding poem. Rated up!

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      kaltopsyd 

      8 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      Clever poem... and slightly disturbling. haha. Still very clever. That video was a cute addition too - the mama cat rescuing her kitten.

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      Winsome 

      8 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      I think that I will never see

      A poem as "aak" as this be

      'Course it could have been much bolder

      Kittens lined up and steam roller

      Masterful job MM. =:)

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      ralwus 

      8 years ago

      Eyes bulging puts this in the Halloween category as well and since you added French to it you're a sure fire winner.

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Ha ha. I reckon so. But don't talk about any blenders around frogdropping (LOL)!

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      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Funnier than putting frogs in a blender..

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      LOL kimh039. It is a controversial topic for sure. Certainly not one I would have ever picked (I LOVE cats!). But of the available topics in Stan Fletcher's contest, this one seemed like an easy one to start with!

      I have been feeling a bit uninspired on the hub front recently, tho. I attended Hub Camp a couple of weeks ago and haven't even finished the hub I started there! Too much time in the forums:-).

      thanks for visiting, friend!

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      Kim Harris 

      8 years ago

      Mighty Mom, that's a controversial topic you've taken on. I know people who would seriously harm a dead cat hater. Nice poem though. It rhymed too. I thought you had a really bad case of writer's block, but apparently there's a contest I was not aware of. So, it turns out, this was quite an enlightening hub as well as entertaining. Thanks.

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Hey Lorlie,

      A swift blow is less cruel, don't you think?

      Yes, the pen is mighty!

      Shadesbreath -- Hyperbole will get you everywhere! I have not yet had a chance to read your. Gotta wait till I'm not eating huevos rancheros as I know I will end up spewing them through my nose as I guffaw.

      Thanks! MM

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      Shadesbreath 

      8 years ago from California

      "Whether shot or run over, neck broken or drowned..." That's the best line in any poem in all of history. Wordsworth, Eliot, Coleridge... they got nothing on that line alone. This was a fun, fun read and, I have to say, from Stan's list on that contest, kittens are really taking a beating LOLOL. Just goes to show what a perverse lot HP writers are.

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      Laurel Rogers 

      8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Mighty Mom deals a swift blow to the competition! Great job!

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      My goodness. Who knew there were so many lovers of cheap verse on HP. Oh well, I'm thrilled at the attention!

      Thanks everyone for your comments and good thoughts.

      For the record, although I have a well documented necro side (see my MANY hubs about death and dying), I am an avowed animal lover and proud mama to 4 wonderful and vibrantly alive cats!

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      Jeff Berndt 

      8 years ago from Southeast Michigan

      Awesome. Inspired by "Dead Puppies (aren't much fun)?"

      Voted funny and up.

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      Frieda Babbley 

      8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      A bit of a shocker. Wasn't expecting this subject matter for sure. This is one fantastic poem I will NOT be sharing with my kids. Terribly wonderful. =O

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      bill oneill 

      8 years ago

      Interesting

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      lmmartin 

      8 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      Aak! Dead kittens -- I have to go and cry. Lynda

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      Zsuzsy Bee 

      8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Mighty Mom, poetry at it's very best I would say. Definitely a winner.

      hope you and your gang are well

      regards Zsuzsy

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      blondepoet 

      8 years ago from australia

      I looove kittens MM. The cute cuddly little things. Yes I am but a hopeless, undying animal lover...

      Top poem MM I re-read it. You desrve to win

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      ltfawkes 

      8 years ago from NE Ohio

      Wow, Mighty Mom. What a beauty. With the line, "Its eyes bulging out of its little dead head" you announced you're in it to win it.

      And as if your poem isn't enough, you serve it up with outstanding graphics, no less.

      "Every time you feed a troll, God kills a kitten????" Oh, GREAT! NOW you tell me!!

      Nice job, Mighty Mom (grrr). This contest of Stan's is turning out to be a real barn burner, isn't it?

      L.T.

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      Susan Reid 

      8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Why hello puppascott! Delightful (as always) to see you. Hope you are well. Enjoy your non-working hours. Perhaps jump into the challenge. It's tons o'fun!MM

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      puppascott 

      8 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...)

      I thought about the Dead Puppies song also. It used to play on the Dr. Demento show quite often. I probably just dated my self, but no matter. It was done by a guy by the name of Edgar Odsell, or Ogden Edsell or some caserole of letters like that.

      Dead kittens... What a wonderful way to end my work day.

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      Susan Reid 

      8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Thx travelespresso!

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      travelespresso 

      8 years ago from Somewhere in this exciting world.

      Great entry MM!

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Too late. Everyone here knows I am crazy!

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      Stan Fletcher 

      8 years ago from Nashville, TN

      Mighty Mom - a stellar performance! Simply great. Be sure and ad a link to the contest hub somewhere in the post so that people won't think you're crazy! Great job....

    • Mighty Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Reid 

      8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Ha, not surprised, really advisor4qb!! Perhaps I can find that song on YouTube. I did find a band called Dead Cat Bounce and they have a song called Pile of Kittens.

      And it sounds just like a screaming pile of kittens, too!

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      advisor4qb 

      8 years ago from On New Footing

      Voted up!

      This reminds me of a song that a local band used to play called "Dead Puppies." Everyone loved it!

      It went something like this:

      Dead puppies in the middle of the road,

      Dead puppies, beside a squashed toad....

      IDK but man did this flash me back to those days!

      It's always sad to see any animals (or even humans!) dead, though....

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      Susan Reid 

      8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Ha Ha BP -- so good to see you, lovely poetess!

      I guess your comment means you hate kittens, eh? LOL MM

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      blondepoet 

      8 years ago from australia

      WOO HOO YEAAAAAAA

      That poem is A1 the best kitten poem I ever read haha. I give it 20 out of 10 yea baby yea.

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