Dan Reynolds

Veteran Poet - 1,223 Points (Justiceville)

A Sonnet On The Passing Of A Friend's Cat


How can a cat connect, yet stay adrift?
How can it share a look that says so much?
The 'Cat''s acceptance of 'Us' is a gift
endorsed by letting carers dare to touch,

To pet, to preen, to scratch and purrhaps(?) brush?
(Not knowing when a claw may come to view,
and interrupt our empathizing rush,
as not one other pet, could ever do.)

They show us only glimpses of respect
whenever they see fit, or they're just bored.
Their fixed visages brim with intellect
and smugly show they know, how they're adored.

So when they pass away. what fills the gap
of those who chose to laze upon our lap?

Submitted: Thursday, July 26, 2012
Edited: Friday, January 30, 2015

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  • Freshman - 1,606 Points Susan Lacovara (3/22/2014 6:18:00 PM)

    I work for the union boss, the cat in my household, shared with the laboring dog....we dare not defy his indifference to us, unless, of course he comes a-purring....stealing secrets from my heart....Forget the fact of allergic attack, he steadily strings me along. I loved your piece....Well crafted. PEACE (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Chuck Audette (9/6/2012 2:16:00 PM)

    I didn't read the whole cat passing thing, but I just caught the tail end of it. -c (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,144 Points Thomas A Robinson (7/26/2012 12:27:00 PM)

    you got cats down, and that void will never be filled. From one cat person really enjoyed, thanks. (Report) Reply

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