I was looking forward to beginning a book about felines,
the beautiful view of moggies in verse and rhymes,
but after perusing a few there was a nagging sense in my head,
I didn't agree with a lot
that I read:
I saw words like "aloof", "distant", "scorning",
as if these things only
arrive when they deem to
and I thought you really
don't know cats at all...
They'll follow you down the road to see you for a bit more time,
and sit on the knee, purr contented divine:
although still a bit scared on her back will roll and with vulnerability meet,
conjuring up the sweetest of greets.
Someone once sang...
"Don't get excited, cats will never be our sidekick
so I know our love will always be unrequited."
Bouncing down the street to see me when I got home from school,
I forgot in an instant a bully was cruel,
then lost, bereft, day all of the slow,
went and sat on my shoulder to say, "I'm here, you know":
an attempt to lift, a furry kick-start,
if that's unrequited I choose a broken heart.
Okay, maybe a scratch, never say never,
but our love is precious
and always forever.
Write what you see, sing your song,
but please, please,
stop getting cats wrong.