Treasure Island

Alison Cassidy

(6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

Sadie Sits

Sadie sits
atop the breakfast table
spread-eagled in her favorite square of sun.

Sadie sits
stand-offish by the door,
when strangers seek to pat her tortoiseshell.

Sadie sits
a-snoozing on the couch,
her fierce white whiskers twitching in her dreams.

Sadie sits
discretely on your lap
her purring motor soothes your grumpiness.

Sadie sits
behind me on this chair
she’s taking up more than half my buttock space -

but I haven’t the heart to kick her off!

Submitted: Sunday, April 05, 2009
Edited: Saturday, September 26, 2009

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  • Shashendra Amalshan (5/23/2009 3:29:00 AM)

    0hh..I wish i could sit on your lap... lol..i mean you are still young and doing great...practices yoga evryday rite? ... nice one..enjoyed it very much

    love shan (Report) Reply

  • Bonnie Collins (4/19/2009 1:08:00 PM)

    Alie, this is so touching and your sturcture has taken the reader right into Sadies warmth while she purrs so warmly... There is nothing more soothing than the warmth of a cat when she/he will give you affection, and go where you go and sit where you sit... I know, as I have a Sadie too, , only mine is Meesha..... Very touching write Alie, but all of yours are very good..

    Bonnie (Report) Reply

  • Tsira Goge (4/16/2009 2:00:00 AM)

    Alison, Very beautiful poems, and warmth is felt here both....10........
    All best,
    Tsira (Report) Reply

  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (4/14/2009 2:43:00 AM)

    So you know the tongue twister Alison. Once again this is a fabulous title. I would not only love to pinch your grandson's cheeks, but I would very much like to borrow her too for a bit. They have no ideas of boundaries have they. A beautiful sunny walk through your house of love. Karin Anderson 10 of course! (Report) Reply

  • Diana Van Den Berg (4/12/2009 8:46:00 AM)

    And you better not chase her off, or you will have ME to answer to! Smiles. Give Sadie lots of strokes and hugs and cuddles and deep eye messages from Auntie Di from South Africa and meeowy messages from Tigger and woofy ones from Daisy! Lovely poem and darling kitty cat! (Report) Reply

  • Andrew Blakemore (4/8/2009 3:41:00 AM)

    I really love this poem Alison, it is a true picture of contentment, wonderfully written. Love, Andy xxx (Report) Reply

  • Dr Hitesh Sheth (4/7/2009 10:29:00 PM)

    You must be loving your pet so much............that's why.........u wrote poetry on it...........Good Write.............. (Report) Reply

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (4/7/2009 8:37:00 PM)

    Sadie must be a lovely and beautiful pet like yourself and your poetry.
    Best Wishes for you and for your pet, Alison.

    Naseer (Report) Reply

  • Carl Harris (4/7/2009 7:52:00 PM)

    It was a pleasure reading this charming poem about your pet cat, Alison. Having had many cats and dogs myself, I know how unique each one can individual pet can be. Currently, I have a cat my daughter dropped off here one summer break from college. She has since gone on to become a professional artist and is now married with a delightful son. I still have the cat, however, years later. It has many ofthe same habits of your delightful Sadie, especially that one about sneaking into the bed, especially when my lover stays over night! She's not fond of cats. But as I said, it was a distinct pleasure to read your charming poem on Sadie, as well as to visit with you again for a little bit. Carl. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (4/7/2009 4:25:00 PM)

    Sadie sounds like a charmer. And more than poem worthy.
    I love this one, Alison. May your cat be blessed.


    SandraX (Report) Reply

  • Jerry Hughes (4/6/2009 5:31:00 PM)

    Indeed, Sadie is the most uncomplicated moggie and a sheer delight. Well told Allie, love Jerry (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Wells (4/6/2009 2:16:00 PM)

    Funny... If it was a person sat in your chair, they would probably be asked to move or be hoofed out. Our animals have us twisted right round their little furry fingers, don't they. None more so than our Golden retriever, Cassie.
    Great true-life write, Allie.
    Kev. (Report) Reply

  • David Harris (4/5/2009 2:17:00 AM)

    Allie I love this as it is just what our cats do, faithfully described by your loving hand.Would seem that it must be a catty season at the moment as lots of us seem to be putting cat poems up. Mine was Mad Cat about a gorgeous old cat we had and his antics. Our youngest is a tortoiseshell and she is into everything. Top marks and thanks for sharing this my friend. Into my favourites this goes.
    Hugs David (Report) Reply

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