Adeline Foster

Gold Star - 9,222 Points (Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

The Cat Is Free - Poem by Adeline Foster

The Cat Is Free

The cat is free;
No tether he
Will wear in circumspect.

Ah but the eyes
And jealous cries
We hold in dire respect.

Disdains the call,
A prison wall
Will never him attract.

Yet he betrays
His freedom's ways
For one kind word and pat.

Topic(s) of this poem: pets

Comments about The Cat Is Free by Adeline Foster

  • Raiven Moore (8/26/2016 1:09:00 AM)

    so true.. one pat and they are yours for life depending on the cat though some hold onto their wild ways and bring you 'gifts' and one of mine an outside cat or she is supposed to be never wanders far and doesn't like affection that much and like human a bit contrary one will lay and let you fuss all day the other..bite you just by going near haha they are adorable though so you forgive them (Report) Reply

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  • (7/18/2015 4:35:00 PM)

    Very well put, and I am sure your cat enjoys the rub and pat. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (2/11/2014 5:01:00 AM)

    The domestication of the cat is surprising given their solitary habits in the wild. Your poem cuts to the heart of this. (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (3/6/2013 4:13:00 PM)

    adeline, a kind word and a pat has sometimes worked with my wife as well. i'm not really a cat lover as you
    seemed to think after reading my big fat cat without a hat. of course i wouldn't kick a cat down the stairs; it might retaliate! thanks for sharing. bri
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  • (9/12/2012 8:26:00 PM)

    The cat is free indeed! !
    I love you rhyme and structure
    U have notice my writing style doesn't follow poetry rule i am more in art creative writing :)
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  • (5/5/2012 8:36:00 AM)

    I have always a 7, an 8 for talented, a 9 for Poets and never a 10! (Report) Reply

  • (6/10/2008 3:32:00 PM)

    Like the cat with her ball of wool I too am blissfully entertained by this cute construction. (Report) Reply

  • (12/12/2007 4:06:00 PM)

    I relate to this gem - a dog is man's best friend, cats tolerate us in the nicest way. (Report) Reply

  • (12/12/2007 3:36:00 PM)

    What wonderful language. Our two cats love to be petted but entirely on their schedule. As they say, 'Dogs have masters, cats have staff.' (Report) Reply

  • (11/7/2007 3:59:00 PM)

    Loved the rhyme-scheme and flow! 10. will be reading more. p.s. I also have one called 'Free Cat'. Great minds thinking alike? -chuck (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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