In and out you go
With no end to your whim
Bringing me surprises
That keep me entertained
On the prowl all day and night
And yet still I take you back, no questions asked
Are you in?
Or are you out?
You show me you love me
And yet you leave, fickle as can be
Have I no self esteem or confidence, you ask
Yet I know I can’t control you or you’ll be gone in a flash
I treasure the moments cradled in my arms
Where everything is peaceful and calm
Are you in?
Or are you out?
Some say I should put my foot down and see a shrink
But do we really own anyone and is that even right?
It all comes down to loving and good food
And hey, I’m good at both, a real catch
I am a smart woman and know the way to your heart
Could you infect me? God only knows where you’ve been.
But you always come back to me and I squeal with un-delight
When you jump in bed with a rat, gopher or mole.
Are you in?
Or are you out?
Oh the life with a Prowler.
I highly recommend a cat during Covid time!
Very entertaining, Cindy! You had me worrying about your love life until the very end. : ) All the best. Cheryl
Glad you enjoyed it… That’s too funny! it was a day I was working intently and had to stop. It could be him next time.. lol! 😂 Thanks for sharing with me. 🙏
Cindy, very clever. This made me smile. Thank you for sharing.
Anything for smiles.😀 Thanks much!😹
You had me going there Cindy. Cats will be cats.
Wish the pic was last and it would have really throw you off. You know what they say, when the cats away…… The are very entertaining for sure 😹❣️
😀 you had me in suspense here
oh Goody… That’s what I hoped for! 👍🤣
oh Yippie!!! That’s what I hoped for 😹😹😹
You have described your cat so well! They are independent creatures and deal with you on their terms! Well done!
Isn’t that the truth! Thanks much!
Woww good one!
//I treasure the moments cradled in my arms Where everything is peaceful and calm//
Nice lines,Cindy. Love this.👌
Thank you Murali!!!! The calm is so much appreciated these days! ❤️
Thank Akriti! Thanks for stopping in to visit me. I just looked at your site and look forward to reading more from you!
Haha reminds me of our little kitty- cats are definitely very entertaining!
Totally! It was a day I was trying to work and kept gettng interrupted so I just went with it.. They totally are entertaining!
Amazing poem Cindy 😊
Witty and clever! I love the pace of this poem. Very well composed 🌹
Thanks Rishika, Much appreciated. It was so fun to write it! 🙌
This is written so well!
I have always heard of the bond cat owners share with their pet. Never been lucky to experience it though. 🙂
This piece describes that bond beautifully. 🙂
Thanks Yash! It’s so true. Even tho they can be fickle, once you capture their heart.. they sure are loyal. Thanks for reading it~! Have a great day!🤗
Like the composition. Ending with a twist.
Is it in or out? They are like this. They just love freedom. I guess.
Enjoyed reading it. 👌😁🌷
this poem was written very well – the ending was perfect! your cat is very cute 😀
Thank you Sara. So glad you liked it and the pic of my kitty. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me.
😍 Loved it, That’s a cute cat!
Awe, thanks. My white one is pretty cute too but she wasn’t around.
Post her pic too, would love to see 😊 .
Oh I wil…. the Yin & Yang
Wow… loved their names 😍
Oh, I meant their colors and disposition….
one black one white; one an fiesty people person, the other a feral that’s taken a year of training.
Ollie and Star. 😺😾
Ohh 😄 That’s nice!
I sure will… the ying and yang…
I can relate to this! Nice poem!
How do I know that… Lol! Thanks for taking time to read it and share! It means a lot!😹
A great poem with a happy ending 🙂 I have nominated you for the Original Outstanding Blogger award: https://experimentsinfiction.com/2020/07/30/award-nominations/
Why Thank you Ingrid!
I am honored! Much appreciated!!!
Thank you for posting! I love cats myself 😻
You are most welcome!
Very creative I was worried about you at first till I got the surprise ending
LOL! Glad you enjoyed it. 😀Thanks for letting me know!
You just know I’m coming back to this world as a cat. It’s settled 😁
Me too! My husband wishes he was one too. Lol Thanks for dropping in!
It is very appreciated. 😹
You’re welcome Cindy ❤️
Thanks much. It was fun to write as it came out of nowhere. That’d why writing is so much fun, right?!
Love your site and writing! there was no place to comment? Is that right?
Ummm…you can comment on my posts
thanks.. I’ll check again!
What a fun poem, Cindy. You definitely caught the life of your cat! Or almost any cat. 🙂 –Curt
Thanks Curt!!! Right! while the cat’s away the mice will play.. lol 😂
What a clever girl you are! That’s my Dickens, too (a tuxedo), only he’s brought me little rabbits, so far. But we just completed a high wood slat fence around the yard and, though he can get over it, I don’t think he can with a rabbit.
It was fun to watch words write themselves and move off board from what I usually write.
I love that name. I your dickens a white and black one? Oh that dickens is right. I wish we could just have them get the rats. It was good mine were getting those and the gophers to protect our garden. Then we feel bad for them because the are so darn cute. Lol!
You are such an awesome writer, you kept me entertained to the end.
and thanks for the wonderful story
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