My Cats Poem by Charles Bukowski

My Cats

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I know. I know.
they are limited, have different
needs and
concerns.

but I watch and learn from them.
I like the little they know,
which is so
much.

they complain but never
worry,
they walk with a surprising dignity.
they sleep with a direct simplicity that
humans just can't
understand.

their eyes are more
beautiful than our eyes.
and they can sleep 20 hours
a day
without
hesitation or
remorse.

when I am feeling
low
all I have to do is
watch my cats
and my
courage
returns.

I study these
creatures.

they are my
teachers.

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: cats
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Antony Theodore 24 September 2020

they complain but never worry, they walk with a surprising dignity. they sleep with a direct simplicity that humans just can't understand. a very fine poem indeed. tony

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Ian Lewis Copestick 05 January 2019

I completely understand how he feels. Animals have a lot more cool than humans. I think it helps that they cannot speak.

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Ofentse 19 March 2018

I wishh its mi pet

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Pietro 6 05 March 2016

Welcome poems about cats. I have a wickness for cats. I like it.

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Kevin Patrick 26 December 2015

They are the most marvelous of creatures, self sufficient vagabonds with their own Bukowski might have been gruf and tough but deep down he could compose the most beautiful fragile works. This is one of them

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