Thursday, June 27, 2013

Agatha: The Pirate Kitty

By Laurie Epps

June is National Cat Adoption Month

When my kids were small, I used to make up stories about our beloved cat, Agatha who also was a swashbuckling pirate. These stories have never been put to paper, and changing the few stories I did have into a poem was more than challenging. So feel free to add additions, contributions, etc in the comments section below.

ARRGH and AHOY Matey!

Agatha: The Pirate Kitty
By Laurie Epps

Agatha kitty had worth beyond measure
Sailing the high seas searching for treasure
She was a swashbuckling pirate
Who was not easily fooled by pyrite

She combed through the ports
Looking for ships
With large berths that could hold
Plenty of gold chips

She traveled along with her first mate
Who had no courage to demonstrate
Eek kitty would climb up the mast
Using a speed faster than fast

To be with the common folk
For Eek kitty was just a joke
Treasure alone made her stop and leer
The presence of other would make her fear

And so they sailed the seven seas
Sailing away merrily

Laurie Epps is a non-fiction author, essayist, editor, and poet living in Anderson, South Carolina. A seeker of beauty, her is dream is to travel the world one day and tell the many stories of those she meets. To read more of Laurie's stories come back Mondays for her Monday Morning Book Club, or you can also visit her Tuesday column dedicated to writing at:

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