Nick Hilton

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Cat Among The Chickens - Poem by Nick Hilton

Through ocean of feathers,
The murder would be soundless,
Not even a squark,
As the paw smashed through the air,
And landed in the back of the prey,
And soundless it fell to the ground,
And was dragged from the pens,
By the serial mass murder,
The cat among the chickens!

Comments about Cat Among The Chickens by Nick Hilton

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (11/17/2015 8:53:00 PM)

    Murderers are always sneaky, silent and self motivated. Wonderfully presented poem. Enjoyed (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (11/17/2015 7:29:00 PM)

    That cat had to have drugged those chickens first! ! ! The neighbor's chickens squawk in panic when a sparrow lights on the fence. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/17/2015 4:37:00 PM)

    'The murder will be soundless'; with the ways of mankind today. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (11/17/2015 10:04:00 AM)

    Impressive poem! Somehow, cannot escape metaphorical meaning, though people's cats may not be easy recognizable. (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman (11/17/2015 6:46:00 AM)

    Well penned.. I could clearly visualize the silent furry murderer, soundlessly landing on the prey and dragging the hen from pen.. but I do love Cats, they are quite charismatic.. thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • (11/17/2015 3:16:00 AM)

    Most skillful operation murder ca rried out by the cat among chickens, thus, the cat is adorable for that skill. Very beautiful poem. Enjoyed reading. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

  • Prakash Yardi (12/19/2005 5:27:00 AM)

    Nick, Greetings from Bombay. I am glad that you liked my poem on the Sattal Lake. I very much value your comments, particularly after I read two of your poems for first time (The Saddest Chicken and 2 Chickens) and this one. I am very happy that I have discovered you on poemhunter. In the next few days, I will look forward to reading and enjoying ALL your poems. You are an excellent poet and have a tremendous sense of humour. Best regards.- Prakash Yardi from Bombay (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 20, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 20, 2005

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