Della Perry

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Tiddles - Poem by Della Perry

How terribly sad that the elation is great
When the awaiting feline meows
Pleased at your arrival
How it leaps to greet you
Bouncing across lawns of corn
Rubbing small heart shaped nose against your ankles
Purrs like it's in love.
I retract that statement.
Not sad at all,
It is wonderful to feel so wanted, needed, awaited
Missed in your absence
Even if it is just by a cat
That waits by your door, wanting meat and refreshment.

Topic(s) of this poem: cats

Poet's Notes about The Poem

When I visit my mother's bungalow, there are three visiting cats, who appear most days to be fed. Not sure if they are homeless but we feed them anyway. They can brighten a sad day.lawns are covered in pigeon corn as we feed the feral pigeons (Bri) wanting meat because we feed the cats xxx

Comments about Tiddles by Della Perry

  • Bharati Nayak (8/9/2017 11:20:00 PM)

    Pets can cheer up our day by showing their love.They give us company and make us feel wanted.A nice poem, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (7/29/2017 1:54:00 AM)

    this shall now be found also in my/our August 2017's showcase.


    bri :)

    p.s. Tiddles is a cat's name? ? and do you use my name, (Bri) , in your Poet's Notes because i especially enjoy birds?

    favorite line:

    I retract that statement.

    and thanks for the Poet's Note
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  • Della Perry (10/3/2015 12:45:00 PM)

    hi bri, the corn is because we throw pigeon corn out for the pigeons on the lawn, the cat runs through the band of pigeons to greet me, the meat is just that cat meat no mystery lol xxx :) thanks for reading bri x (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (9/30/2015 6:53:00 PM)

    is there a hint of humour/humor here? i think so. but just a hint.

    favorite lines:

    I retract that statement.
    Not sad at all,

    a poem for cat-lovers. well, though i don’t love cats, i do like the poem, very much. to MyPoemList.

    we don't grow corn in our lawns in the U.S. in fact, with the drought in California, lots of us do not grow grass! at least not in the dry months [which have invaded the wet months.... : ( …..] if you feel sufficiently sorry for us/U.S. send water! California will send YOU (some of) our sunshine. :)

    is the meat just a toy?

    bri ;)
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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 31, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 3, 2015

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