William Blake Beckett

Rookie - 0 Points (May 15,1995 / Denver, Colorado, United States of America)

Dangerous Pastime


Is it a blessing,
To have nine lives?
Is it a blessing,
To Know no lies?

Is it a blessing,
To seek the Truth?
Is it a blessing,
To lose one's youth?

Is it a blessing,
To think these thoughts,
As Death takes sips,
From our life draughts?

Is it a blessing,
To hold her hand,
As it slowly fades,
And turns to sand?

Is it a blessing,
To die with her,
Or live on still,
A lonely cur?

And do my thoughts,
Yet waste my time?
And do your thoughts,
Still coincide?

And shall we walk,
And wish to fly,
And ask the skies,
For just more time?

Shall we yet wait
Your hand in mine?
And listen still
For a reply?

Or shall we live,
Woman and man,
And spend our time,
The best we can?

Curiosity killed the cat,
But the cat has nine lives.

Eight left,
what's next,
A dangerous pet
And a dangerous pastime!

Submitted: Monday, October 01, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, October 02, 2012

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  • Gold Star - 10,257 Points Kim Barney (12/30/2014 6:53:00 AM)

    Curiosity killed the cat, but so did the Chinese cook!
    Check out my two poems about cats.
    You have a lot of talent, but haven't written anything new lately, or at least not submitted anything. I have you on my list of favorite poets and was just checking to see what is new, and disappointed to find nothing. Are you still with us and doing well? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Nidhi Saxena (9/14/2013 9:51:00 PM)

    Very well written..! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 7,260 Points Neela Nath (10/1/2012 8:37:00 PM)

    Behind the cat story there's another story. Very nice. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Samantha Rak (10/1/2012 8:09:00 PM)

    Short and sweet and incredibly cute :)
    Cheers (Report) Reply

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