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.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 1, 2013



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