Bri Edwards

Gold Star - 67,733 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

Pacing Like A Puma (Cat) ...... [confinement; Back 'Trouble'; Personal] - Poem by Bri Edwards

Cooped up with bad back,
some freedom I do lack.
Careful is what I must be.
That's what 'she' says; you see?

I'm not allowed from house.
I'm 'kept in cage' like mouse.
She does it for my good.
It won't last long.... Knock wood!

I take care of myself,
can get food off the shelf,
can use bathroom just fine,
can pour myself some wine.

But no more outdoor walks;
at that my wife still balks.
So if I've too long sat,
I pace like Puma cat.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

the story is pretty much true for the past week. a puma aka mountain lion aka cougar aka 'panther' is native to the united states and some are found not far from where i live. also i have probably seen some and other large cats pacing (walking back and forth) in their zoo cages. now i know what it is like!
'knock wood' aka knock on wood means 'bring luck' or 'with luck' or something like that. sometimes (at least when i was a boy) people would look for a nearby wood surface, like a wooden tabletop, and knock on it to 'wish for luck'.

Comments about Pacing Like A Puma (Cat) ...... [confinement; Back 'Trouble'; Personal] by Bri Edwards

  • Simone Inez Harriman (7/7/2017 2:15:00 AM)


    Nothing like a bad dose of cabin fever. I'd be pacing like a puma cat if I was confined to the house. That's if one could pace...if it were because of a mobility, weather, or sickness situation. Looking out the window is worse. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/9/2013 2:36:00 PM)


    this situation don't seem it'll last..at least you're not put out to grass (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 29, 2013


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