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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Friday, December 30, 2011

On Finding the Cat Deceased While Pet Sitting

Poor kitty lacked in vigor
Dead body stiff with rigor

Her mouth was open wide
The tongue hung out the side

Blank eyes in open stare
No life was seen in there

Her fur looked weatherbeaten
Cat food remained uneaten

Wrapped her in a towel
Tail stuck out like a dowel

Owners shed a tear
I'll find a new career!

submitted for dVerse Poets Pub, Form for All, Couplets for the New Year





22 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Is it wrong to laugh? Cause I am!

darev2005 said...

I feel bad about laughing about that. But I am, too! I can't help it!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Now that is funny! If it wasn't meant to be, I'm sorry ;-)

Heaven said...

I thought it was a morbid write but it turn out light and fun ~ Yes, a new career~

Enjoyed this ~

Brian Miller said...

is it bad that i laughed through this...sorry a bit of absurd fun...but i bet none in that moment of having to tell them...

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Poor kitty!

Anna :o]

Beachanny said...

Well having lost a few cats, you described their death throes faithfully for they nearly all do look the same. I am sympathetic because as a "sitter" you might have felt responsible. Yet, there are many cats and each one does have nine lives. The couplets were careful and clever. Good work!

Mary said...

Well, I will laugh too; but I have a friend who just had to put her two cats to sleep (old and ill), so I won't send her in this blog's direction for this particular poem. (New career indeed.)

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Hey, it happens! Circle of life, ya know. - Good verse, Mosk

Linda H. said...

Oh, my...but yes, a bit sad, shocking, and funny all wrapped into one.

Pat Tillett said...

Oh oh! Did the cat leave a note?
That was a cute poem Lola...

hedgewitch said...

You're killin me here. I suppose a mouse can't be too grief-stricken when the cat passes on. Happy New Year, LM.

Fireblossom said...

LOL @ Hedge's philosophizing.

Dave King said...

I, too, have to admit to a laugh. Hope you won't hold it against me!

Bryan M. White said...

I was going to ask if I was a bad person for laughing at the title and...well, the whole poem. But then I scrolled down to the comments and now I see that I'm at least in good company.

Taylor Boomer said...

love the opening one instantly,

some special and profound couplets, cheers.

Happy New Year.

Lolamouse said...

Oh you CATTY people! How can you laugh at my CATastrophe?!! I've been CATatonic with grief! I know, I'm twisted ;)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Catastrophic, no?

zongrik said...

i guess when it's not your cat, it could be funny...

Tifiny said...

witty and funny,
you rocked on these.

Pet Sitting Plano said...

I don't think its funny or anything, people love their pets and do things we cant imagine, so respect them a bit...
Pet Sitting Plano

Lolamouse said...

Plano-
Good heavens! You don't know me, but do you REALLY think I was that insensitive with my friend and/or her pets?!! My writing is my way of venting and dealing with life's traumas, of which, this incident was certainly one.