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THE CAT MAN

THE CAT MAN

 

Not the same as a popular cartoon,

The cat man begins to say…

He’d like a kitty cat to hug and croon

But they all seem to run away.

A newly instituted deposit

Apartment damage to pay…

Is too much for him to manage,

So he must turn prospectives away.

A new litter box and scoop

Wait for fulfillment of dreams…

Denied at present with no recourse

Or alternative schemes.

Is that why he is cast down

And why his demeanor is low…

In times of trouble a pussy cat hug

Is something where it’s hard to say no.

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

WHEN EMOTIONS CANNOT SHOW…

WHEN EMOTIONS CANNOT SHOW…

 

When he was younger in times like these,

Emotion wasn’t allowed…

Truth is that he often stayed on his knees

And by his elders was cowed.

He’d daydream emotional stories at night,

Got in trouble for not enough sleep….

Wasn’t allowed to have anger in sight

But could, in bed, have a weep.

Recently things have come to a fore,

Giving up crutches again…

Started daydreaming for solace once more

Feeling like he’d lost a friend.

He’s not given up praying to his God,

Still finds the grace to push on…

Struggling to take proper care of himself

‘Til his bright raiment is on!

 

—Jonathan Caswell

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