Terry Collett

Gold Star - 23,291 Points (13/12/1947 / LONDON)

Kittens And Warzones 1955 - Poem by Terry Collett

Helen said
the woman
in the flat
above hers
(Mrs Knight)
had a new kitten
to replace the one
that got run over
on the road.

It was a tabby
and when Mrs Knight
lets it out
it rubs
against my legs
Helen said.
I can show
when you
come round
next time.

We walked
to Jail Park
went on the swings.

I'm going
to get a kitten
when I'm older
she said
a tabby
like Mrs Knight.

We rode
the swings high
rising up
into the morning air.

I pretended
I was in a spitfire
shooting down
German warplanes
I went.

Helen talk on
about how the kitten
drinks the milk
she puts out
on a saucer
but too often
or it'll want to live
with us
she said.

I shot down
half a dozen warplanes
the invisible pilots
falling dead.

Comments about Kittens And Warzones 1955 by Terry Collett

  • Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess (6/29/2017 2:37:00 AM)

    Oh, to be a child again!
    Well done, Terry, capturing the differences and contrast between how little boys and girls think.
    She's such a girly-girl, already the little nurturer.
    He's such a boy, fighting and conquering.

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