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THE CAT LOVERS

THE CAT LOVERS

 

They’ve missed a feline sound

Since Tippie went into the ground…

At the edge of a field,

She revealed

To any who came around.

Since soft fur dried their tears,

They’re beginning to count in years…

It’s hard to explain

Why they don’t obtain

Another to give them cheer.

When they had the house, strays,

Would appear on occasional days…

They would take them in

And share within,

Whatever they had to raise.

Renting an apartment they find

They’re in a different kind…

Where papers come first

Before hearts burst

With compassion for a feline.

It doesn’t do good at all

That they are “behind the ball”…

Financially,

And really not free

To answer a stray cat’s call.

They talk and talk and talk,

But he has to balk…

At adopting fur,

They’d be better were

They were balanced in their walk.

If push comes to shove,

They could VOLUNTEER to love…

But she can’t get out

Easily and about,

It is so expensive to love!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

SPUTNIK’S ANNIVERSARY AND MINE

SPUTNIK’S ANNIVERSARY AND MY BIRTHDATE

 

My birthday (soon!) may lack,

We’ll be content with accounts in the black…

It won’t leave much

For ice cream and such,

But we’re happy to have our lives back!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

IT FIGURES!!!!!!

IT FIGURES!!!!!!

I just got a bit of news,

It is a pleasant shock…

My reading of the Pet Contract

And what it says…is croc.

WE DON’T NEED THREE HUNDRED

DOLLARS to get a cat…

Security deposit is enough,

My wife will flip her hat!!!!

I’m glad I stopped to talk

To Daria today…

It will be “tight,”

But we CAN adopt—HOORAY!!!!!!   🙂

–Jonathan Caswell

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SOME THOUGHTS ON SPAM…

SOME THOUGHTS ON SPAM…!

 

Thinking about spam today,

We mostly throw it away…

Like a drainage trap

To catch the crap,

Is it anything worth the outlay?

When OUR POETRY CORNER started,

Attention by bloggers seemed thwarted…

The commercial crowd

Was willing and loud,

At least we were in someone’s target!

I tried to sort out sometimes

The “spam” honestly inclined…

To comment on those

Who don’t thumb the nose,*

At decency refined.

“How to speak Australian” is had,

From a blogger whose English is bad(?)…

I don’t think so,

But they’ll gladly show

That maybe YOU are the cad!

I tried recently to sort

Out someone I thought was a sport…

In her very next post-it

She angrily roasted,

The poem which had had her enthusiastic support.

If we’re desperate for attention, they are there,

But it seems hard to let them share…

Posts misunderstood

That’ll do them no good,

Until they earn the finances to care.  🙂

 

–Jonathan Caswell

*”thumb the nose at”…an obscene gesture of disrespect or rebellion.