Cat Poetry



This Old Cat

I'm getting on in years
My coat is turning grey
My eyes have lost their luster
My hearing's just okay

I spend my whole day dreaming of conquests in my past
Lying near a sunny window, waiting for its warm repast

I remember our first visit, I was coming to you free
Hoping you would take me in and keep me company

I wasn't young or handsome, two years I'd roamed the street
There were scars upon my face, I hobbled on my feet

I could sense your disappointment as I left my prison cage
Oh , I hoped you would accept me and look beyond my age

You took me out of pity
I accepted without shame
Then you grew to love me and I admit the same

I have shared with you your laughter
You have wet my fur with tears
We've come to know each other
Throughout these many years

Just one more hug this morning
Before you drive away
And know I'll think about you throughout your busy day

The time we've left together is a treasured time at that
My heart is yours forever
I promise . . .This Old Cat

CopyRight 1998-
KC (Sievert) Bingamon
Used With Permission
All Rights Reserved

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Cat Kisses

Sandpaper kisses
On a cheek or a chin
That is the way
For a day to begin!

Sandpaper kisses
A cuddle and a purr
I have an alarm clock
That's covered in fur!

Author Unknown





Why Cats Wash After Eating!

Some years ago a famous cat
The pangs of hunger feeling
Had chanced to catch a fine young mouse
Who said, as he ceased squawling
"All genteel folk their faces wash
Before they think of eating!"
And wishing to be thought well-bred
Puss heeded his entreating

But when she raised her paw to wash
Chance for escape affording
The sly young mouse said his good-bye
Without respect to wording
A feline council met that day
And passed in solemn meeting
A law forbidding any cat
To wash till after eating!

Author Unknown



Humans are so strange
Mine lies still in bed, then screams
My claws are not that sharp
In deep sleep hear sound
Cat vomit hair ball somewhere
Will find in morning

We're almost equals
I purr to show I love you
Want to smell my butt?

Author Unknown




Cat Sayings!

Cat's pajamas

The cat's whisker

Slicker than cat crap on a linoleum floor

While the cat's away the mice will play

Look what the cat dragged in

Cat's pajamas, same meaning as "cat's ass"

Curiosity killed the cat

Can't a cat look at a queen?

Who'll bell the cat

Busy as a cat on a hot tin roof

Has the cat got your tongue?

A Cheshire-cat smile

A Cat has nine lives

When the cat's away, the mice will play

Morals of an alley cat and scruples of a snake

Looks like a black cat with a red bird in its mouth

Busier than a one-eyed cat watching two mouse holes

Busier than a three legged cat in a dry sand box

Nervous as a long tailed cat in a living room full of rockers

Crazier than Joe's cat

I don't know you from Adam's house cat!

He was on that like a pack of dogs on a three-legged cat

Looking like the cat who swallowed the canary

Cat's meow

Cat's paw

Fat cat

Let the cat out of the bag

There's more than one way to skin a cat

Quick as a cat





The End Of A Life

Death showed up at my door last night
And took away one of my lives
But I didn't care
After all, I had nine

Death walked with me to the lake last night
And took away yet another life
But I didn't care
After all, I had eight

Death dined with me at my table last night
And took away another life
But I didn't care
After all, I had seven

Death crawled into my bed last night
And took away a life
But I didn't care
After all, I had six

Death ran with me in my dreams last night
And took away a life
But I didn't care
After all, I had five

Death came up with the sun today
And took away one of my lives
But I didn't care
After all, I still had four

Death swam with me at the beach today
And took away just one more life
But I still didn't care
After all, I had three

Death kissed me under the willow tree today
And took away a life
But I didn't care
After all, I had two left

Death drove me home from work today
And took away a life
But I didn't care
After all, I had one left

Death went down with the sun tonight
And took away

Author Unknown



Cats

Cats sleep, anywhere
Any table, any chair
Top of piano, window-ledge
In the middle, on the edge
Open drawer, empty shoe
Anybody's lap will do
Fitted in a cardboard box
In the cupboard, with your frocks
Anywhere! They don't care!
Cats sleep anywhere

Elanor Farjeon 1881-1965





I am the cat of cats
I am the everlasting cat!

Cunning and old, and sleek as jam
The everlasting cat!

I hunt the vermin in the night
The everlasting cat!

For I see best without the light
The everlasting cat!

Author Unknown



A Plea For A Cat

Would you care for me, as I care for my cat?
Oh, I know she is treacherous
And her thoughts go no higher
Than mice and milk and a place by my fur
She is getting old and fat

But when I sit alone in my evening chair
I stroke her fur
I like to know she is there and to hear her purr
Of course, you could not care for me like that!
I can not purr as flatteringly as a cat

Author Unknown



Little Ghost Cat

Your footsteps pit-pat
In the hallway of my mind
The kiss of air, whisper-soft purr
I hear the echos of your purr
See your pouncing shadow everywhere
And smile through my tears

Author Unknown





An Old Russian Prayer

Hear our prayer Lord, for all animals
May they be well-fed and well-trained and happy
Protect them from hunger and fear and suffering
And, we pray, protect specially, dear Lord
The little cat who is the companion of our home
Keep her safe as she goes abroad
And bring her back to comfort us

Author Unknown



Cat's Prayer

I hope I'm not asking too much, Lord
All I want is a home of my own
And to know when my next meal is coming
Instead of the scraps I get thrown

I've been out in the cold for so long now, coping as best as I can
But it's not so long I've forgotten the touch of a soft caring hand

I look in the windows at Christmas, as cats doze by the fire, quite replete
How I'd welcome a box in the kitchen and tasty food for me to eat

For me there was tinsel and giftwrap, but the fun didn't last very long
They put me out with the rubbish; I don't know what I did wrong

I really don't want to be greedy; at the moment I'm all skin and bone
So would it be too much to hope for, that someone will give me a home?

Author Unknown





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