Smoky Hoss

Gold Star - 14,439 Points (01 may 1962 / U.S.A.)

Cat & I - Poem by Smoky Hoss

There we sat
Just me and the cat,
Upon a bench overlooking the river Thames,
The cat turned to me
And said, I believe I see
Some approaching cranes.
To the cat with eyes
Always looking rather wise,
I smiled and replied thus,
Is the crane afloat
Aboard a wayward boat
Or arriving atop a bus?
The cat and I
Both did sigh,
For we had come to understand,
Never could we see things quite the same
Life as serious or life as game
For she is a cat and I a man.
So now on the bench she and I continue to sit
Without expressing thoughts one bit,
And thus it shall remain until one or the other does die,
When arrives that lonely day
So long pal will be the only words to say
A simple understanding between intimate friends... the cat and I.

Comments about Cat & I by Smoky Hoss

  • Juan Olivarez (5/11/2015 8:15:00 AM)

    Smoky you have outdone yourself. Love this piece. (Report)Reply

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  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (5/6/2015 11:48:00 AM)

    The more intelligent of the two
    Is the cat and this I must confide
    His eyes are more focused and true
    While ours often take us for a ride..................

    Great poem of yours Sir and I invite you to my page for your valuable comments

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  • Kim Barney (1/25/2015 4:47:00 AM)

    I love this poem. Will add it to my favorite poem list! (Report)Reply

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  • Dee Corpolongo (1/11/2015 7:18:00 PM)

    So very moving....I loved this poem....and I love my cat too......along with my dog....who are my lifelong friends.... (Report)Reply

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  • (7/15/2011 4:56:00 PM)

    This is a wonderful poem with an amazing metric underlying it. (Report)Reply

    Smoky Hoss(10/14/2015 1:32:00 PM)

    Thanks Patti, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  • Juan Olivarez (7/12/2011 4:56:00 PM)

    I agree with sweetpea, Jenny Gordon. Kinda sad too. But a well constructed poem. Another ten Smokey. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/12/2011 10:25:00 AM)

    Fascinating, and seeming apt metaphor of the feline as a female, unable to see life and the world from exactly the same perspective, yet happily friends. Very interesting. Curious imagery of a crane and the Thames. Thought-provoking. I enjoyed it. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/11/2011 5:52:00 AM)

    A lovely poem Smoky, i hope you and your cat have many more years together then maybe we will read more lovely poems like this. (Report)Reply

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  • Craig Anderson (7/10/2011 7:18:00 PM)

    Bloody Classic! Have printed it off for my grandsons hope you don't mind Smoky. Excellent and memorable piece. Am going to twitter it too.
    Best Regards

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  • (7/10/2011 1:09:00 PM)

    Yes! What fun, what fun, and so WELL done! An enjoyment, indeed! Constance (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 10, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, July 11, 2011

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