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  Me, Cat
by Regina Pounds
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Thoughts of a formerly homeless cat

My name is Smartie
I am a cat
At an early age
I refused to move with my owner
from a house, with a yard
to an apartment
that felt like a prison to me
I walked many miles back to that yard
for to be confined simply was too hard
In the end, I was abandoned twice
I just couldn't give up my freedom
at any price
Some people call me Alley Cat
Some call me Stray
To them I'd say:
I am a free spirit
An Independent soul
Your ancestors cherished mine
We Cats have been revered
long before your time
To most of you
we remain an enigma
Some of you fear us and
wish us away
But you might want to think of this:
We keep your mice, rats, bugs at bay
Occasionally, we even tackle a snake
We patrol your area
long before you are awake
Some of us have homes
to which we return
for shelter and food and warmth
But many of us must survive
all on our own
We starve often
We're freezing in winter
hiding below your porch
We're thirsting in summer
And must fight our foes
Many of us don't live long
for we must beware
natural predators
always there
We must dodge fast cars
on our walks and strolls
Usually we just move along
on our routine patrols
Humans say we should be killed
For they are afraid of us and our offspring
That is very sad
My own human got to know me
I let her see my personality
She admires me daily
for she can see
my intelligence, my patience, and grace
For that I love her..I chose her, you see
We've gone through many adventures
Crises and problems and dangers too
I've brought her food, protected her
and given her comfort and love
I've forgiven her for all her mistakes
And when she watches me snuggle to a perfect nap
When she knows me well fed...
She has no regret...
Whenever a 'homeless' cat or kitten is trapped and killed, it is a sad day in Heaven and a worse day in Hell.

copyright 2008 RDP


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Reviewed by Carol Phelan Aebby 1/26/2013
Esteemed Poet!

This is a heart warming lovely write. I enjoyed this from beginning to end.

"I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat."
-- Edgar Allan Poe

With respect,

Carol Phelan Aebby
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 11/10/2008
You have written here the true 9 lives of a cat. This one is simply adorable and attached to you so much. Do you know I put up my new gold velvet curtains at bed room window and my cat Seashore said Urrrr a couple of times, like to say I love them, Momma. She is mart too and know what is happening in our apt. She is an indoor cat and I love cats and any write on them. Yours is terrific.
Reviewed by John Domino 11/9/2008

Meow WOW! - Sammy the Tuxedo cat!

5 ****** PAW rating! - Sara the mysterious feline

John M.
Reviewed by Pier Tyler 11/9/2008
Simply beautiful, touching cat poem. Many times cats have saved their owners lives. Cats like attention, but they also give attention.
Reviewed by Regino Gonzales, Jr. 11/8/2008
I love cats. Some of them kept me sane for years. Thank you for this tribute Gina.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/8/2008
This is a fine tribute to the felines of this world/life, Gina. Nicely done. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 10/17/2008

Metered and rhymed to poetic purr-fection . . .!!

Best wishes,

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 10/13/2008
neat cat poem Gina, you're right about the cats, even though I wouldn't have one in my house, I like to see them in the neighborhood patrolling to take care of the mice and rats, hugs
Reviewed by Leslie Garcia 10/12/2008
You've nailed what cats are, Gina...reminds me of the best of what they are...along with the sadness that so many are so unwanted.

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 10/12/2008
This poem purrs Gina, Bless You! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 10/12/2008


I salute You, Poet.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 10/12/2008
you know cats
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/12/2008
Nice thoughts from the cat's side; well done! :)
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 10/11/2008
What a wonderful insight into the feline world. I have one cat, or he has me, no one can ever own a cat. Great write

Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 10/11/2008
This is cute!!! I was attracted by your title, and I came in here and read this wonderful cat story. I love it! It's about time we have a talking cat here in the den!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/11/2008
Only good cat is an eaten cat...[LOL], Rufuz (w00f)
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