What Is A Cat

Rating: 4.5

A cat is a special gift from God
just a simple ball of fur
who will let you know he's happy
when he thanks you with his purr
He will cuddle in your arms for warmth
and sometimes lick your hand
or ignore you and just walk away
he knows you'll understand
He has a special language
that he uses now and then
to let you know just what he wants
and how and where and when
His meow has many different sounds
and, depending on their rhyme,
he'll say. 'Can I go out', 'Can I come in'
or, 'Is it suppertime? '
He can pester you forever
and then say something sweet:
'If I don't scratch the furniture,
will you give me a treat? '
And as your cat gets older
you worry every day
he's not as strong as he used to be
should I let him out to play?
Or keep him in and cuddle him
and let him know I care
that if anything bad happens to him
that's a loss I could not bear
When he gets sick you'll care for him
the very best you can
and when he dies you'll cry for him
and ask 'Is this God's plan? '
Yes, your cat is a gift from God
just loaned to you for a while
to help and make your life complete
so remember him and smile.
And thank God for that special gift
your little feline friend
and let God know you loved your cat
until the very end.

What   Is  A  Cat
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: sad
My much loved,11 year old, Casey, died recently from cancer. His passing has left a void in my life and he is sorely missed.
Loke Kok Yee 06 October 2015

Your feelings came across so clear in this sad but beautiful poem.-10

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Kumarmani Mahakul 03 October 2015

Having nice affection for cat is wonderful to narrate this wise poem. Every animal has importance. Wise sharing...10

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Kelly Kurt 03 October 2015

Shortly after my divorce 12 years ago, my then 10 year old daughter gave me a kitty, To keep me from being lonely. It was a sweet cat and helped me. Nice poem, James. Thanks

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James Donovan 03 October 2015

Hello Kelly, I want to thank you for your comments about my poem What is a cat. Losing a pet is a part of life, but is never easy. Love your cat everyday and thank God for him, Jim Donovan

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