Thursday, June 6, 2013

Cat Poetry

Intro by Laurie Epps

June is National Cat Adoption Month

As a cat lover, I can tell you that you never seem to be able to find that darn cat when you want him, not that he would answer anyway. Many writers love the precociousness of our furry felines. We love to make up adventures of where the cat is, where the cat is going, what does he do when we're at work or sleeping, anyway? With that same jovial spirit in mind, June's columns are respectfully dedicated to our four legged and mysterious friends, the cat. Here to kick it off, is my friend and columnist, Kenneth O'Shaunnessy.

Can Somebody Call the Cat?
By Kenneth O'Shaunnessy
Can somebody call the cat?
I just wanna know where it's at
'Cause I know it's with you
I wanna sit beside you in the chair
And rub my fingers through your hair
Don't wanna rub you the wrong way
With my fingertips under your chin
I'll lean into your kitten grin
And make you purr. And I'll say
Can somebody call the cat?
I just wanna know where it's at
'Cause I know it's with you
I pet the little kitty, so do you
We pet each other's fingers too
Makes me wanna curl my claws
Our stroking fingers get entwined
We'll pet the cat some other time
I'll stroke your fur with my paws
Can somebody call the cat?
I just wanna know where it's at
'Cause I know it's with you
And if the little kitty goes away
I'll lay my head down in your lap to stay
And you can scratch behind my ear
I'll lick your fingers 'til they're clean
Even the spaces in between
And I'll purr and lay here
Can somebody call the cat?
I just wanna know where it's at
'Cause I know it's with you
Dogs are great and all of that
But I just want to pet your cat
Can somebody call the cat?
I just wanna know where it's at
'Cause I know it's with you

If you'd like to submit your own cat poetry, please send it in by Wednesday, June 19, 2013 for a chance at publication on my blog. 

Blessings,
Laurie


Kenneth A O'Shaughnessy is a freelance writer and poet living in the upstate of South Carolina with his wife and four children. To find his daily poetry entries, log onto: http://badbadboypublications.bandcamp.com/track/call-the-cat

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