elysabeth faslund

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Mah-Ve-Lous Cat...(Humor) * - Poem by elysabeth faslund

Look at me, I'm a mah-ve-lous cat.
I'm stalking the elephanormous mouse.
I'm curling my tail, flexing my nails...
Look at them gleam in my pretty-purr paws.
You'd call them claws.
But, oh not me.
I'm a mah-ve-lous cat.

Heavens to tuna, feed me on time.
I don't get about much outside.
When I gaze at a sparrow
My eyes scrunch narrow...
But for the glass, I'd squirm through the screen.
You'd call that mean.
But, oh not me.
I'm a mah-ve-lous cat.

Don't think bath, I dislike wet.
I don't like dribbleglop fur.
I thoroughly hate a suds-slinging date...
If I hear the water, I'll tear-carpet-dash.
You'd view me as rash.
But, oh not me.
I'm a mah-ve-lous cat.

You went to the store, forgot the catnip.
I guess I'll forgive you this time.
I hope by this weekend, my nerves are not shriekin...
Or maybe all blue-pressed, temper up-jumpy.
You'd call that grumpy.
But, oh not me.
I'm a mah-ve-lous cat.

You muse what it's like to be a cat.
Not all-every human can know.
So, I will tell you, (won't even bell you) ...
It's one part the ham, with overtures of trouble.
A heaping of purr, add inquisitive. Double.
Triple parts 'pet me', then let me lone-be.
Motherhood...God's whiskers! ...blend in carefully.

And, oh yes, you.
But I've no mood for mush.
I'm sleeping now...HUSH!

Oh, I'm a mah-ve-lous cat.

Comments about Mah-Ve-Lous Cat...(Humor) * by elysabeth faslund

  • (9/9/2007 10:23:00 PM)

    Don't they ALL think that they're the cat's Meow? I love this furry funny, you really captured the catty attitude, all claws bared. If they were able to speak to us, well... assuming that they WOULD even choose to speak to us, because they certainly do as they please... in this poem is what they'd definitely say.
    I love 'em. They're the only beings that are loved because they don't listen, and are never expected to. Thanks for the smile!
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  • (8/15/2007 6:39:00 PM)

    Quite stupendous. The last (long) verse was awesome. Thank you. I will bookmark you and be back to read more. (Report) Reply

  • (7/4/2007 4:42:00 AM)

    It is marvelous poem mam, I vividly remember my beloved cat who was stolen. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (7/3/2007 6:47:00 PM)

    A brilliant parody of T S Eliot with more than a touch of Lewis Carroll. I must introduce you to Delilah Contrapuntal. She's a fellow wordsmith on P/H with a mischievous musical bent who, like you, writes poetry that is refreshingly 'different'. I can see this one brought to life on the musical stage with a quirky arrangement by Stephen Sondheim. Sublime poetry. You are one hell of a writer! love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (6/30/2007 12:54:00 PM)

    Wow! what a Mah-ve-lous tribute to the Mah-ve-lous Cat. I love it, wonderful from start to finish. I have a Mah-ve-lous Cat also, fabulous write Elysabeth,
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  • (6/29/2007 4:48:00 AM)

    ... flat-out flippant fun, fun, fun... and as any half-way preceptive / imaginative cat owner can recognize, anthropomorphic magnificence... just so very fine! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (6/24/2007 4:48:00 PM)

    What a mah-ve-lous write! Any cat would be proud to own the poetess that penned this one. I love it, elysabeth.

    Warmest regards,

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  • (6/23/2007 8:46:00 PM)

    It sounds like this is one cat that rules! ! ! Great poem!
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  • (6/23/2007 6:58:00 PM)

    Very enjoyable. Formidable. Every cat owner will love this. We have a Berman female cat who fits this description a lot. I like your choice of words: elephanormous mouse, Heavens to tuna, and dribbleglop fur. Magnifico. Ben (Report) Reply

  • (6/22/2007 10:10:00 PM)

    And you are a Mah-ve-lous story teller....I enjoyed chuckling my way through this even picturing my cat who has some sort of chase thing going on with her tail and insists on drinking my bottled water out of bottle tops.....Your writes could make Victoria Beckham smile and that my dear would be a first, well maybe a second...marci.xo (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 22, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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