Linda Ori

Rookie - 192 Points (08/13/1945 / UTAH)

The Cat - Poem by Linda Ori

Gliding, gleeming, slithering
'Round about the furniture -
Silky, slinking silently
Down the stairway's curvature -
Padding quickly, quietly
O'er the marble window sill -
Waiting....... crouching cautiously,
For the chance to make her kill;
Silent - watching, deathly still
Listening for the slightest noise -
Hearing........springing suddenly,
Coal black demon, sleek and poised;
Needle-clawing, capturing
Unsuspecting little mouse -
Petty, painless duty done,
Returns the 'mistress' of the house -
Gliding, gleeming, slithering
'Round about the furniture,
Silky, slinking silently
Up the stairway's curvature.

*This is an old one I wrote when I was about 15. Frank's Kat Ku's reminded me to add it to my collection

Comments about The Cat by Linda Ori

  • (6/24/2007 6:35:00 PM)

    At 15 - jeez Linda. You had quite an ear back then - only yesterday of course! ! Great rhythm and rhyme on display way back at the start. I was with that cat all the way. xxx jim (Report) Reply

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/11/2007 11:48:00 PM)

    Midnight...An oldie, but goodie, indeed....And 15, no less...But it wasn't a suicide note...tsk, tsk, tsk...I am very sorry to be the one to tell you this, but you just would not fit in as a 15 year old quiller today! lol! Awesome stuff teen-queen!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 11, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 10, 2011

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