Billy Simani

Rookie (8th December 1987 / Nairobi, Kenya)

That Cat Has Taken My Spot - Poem by Billy Simani

That cat has taken my spot,
In her lap he sits and purr,
How sinister when he grins and grr,
If I had my ways I'll have him shot,

That cat has taken my spot,
Moved from the couch to the center of my bed,
Drinks and eats my daily bread,
How I wish I had bought a goat,

That cat has taken my spot,
I thought of a dog but afraid of rabies,
It's not my fault I can't have babies,
The thought of it makes my blood clot,

That cat has taken my spot,
My house is under attack by a pesky cat,
In disguise as a cute, cuddly cat,
Honey, can't we change him with a boat,

That cat has taken my spot,
What cat can't catch a mouse?
Which man can't rule his house?
I don't like that you love him a lot,

That cat has taken my spot,
He drinks milk in my favorite plate,
Licks, purr and poops at the gate,
I'll end him like a sentence with a dot,

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Sometimes in life the people we love most can turn to other things for comfort... and we are left with nothing but hatred and pain.

Comments about That Cat Has Taken My Spot by Billy Simani

  • (6/17/2018 2:43:00 AM)

    I loved this Poe- such brooding resentment centred on the cat but it also made me laugh out loud. Just read it to my husband. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 1, 2013

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