Photo Challenge #236 – The Boy and the Cat

85822964b0c12076310b9926deb60bb2

Image: – PrettyScary @ Deviantart

It was true the boy loved his cat

But was it true the cat loved the boy?

In reality, the boy did everything for the cat

For the cat had an ego that needed stroking

For such is the way with cats and boys.

 

The boy knew the cat was manipulative

But he loved the way it felt soft under his hand.

He loved its gentle purring, which came from

The constant request the cat would make

For such is the way with cats and boys.

 

The cat, on the other hand, knew all it had to do

Was purr and allow the boy to pet it

Stay clean and snuggle into the boy

And all its needs would be met,

For such is the way with cats and boys.

 

The cat knows the boy fears him as he has reminded him

With claws drawn to stay on task

A sharp and painful stab every now and then

Let’s him know just who is boss.

For such is the way with cats and boys.

 

The cat thought the boy was uncouth

He flits from here to there, never settling, always moving,

The cat tolerated the boy’s indecisiveness

As there was always food at the end of the day

For such is the way with cats and boys.

 

The cat is surprised when the boy scolds him

When he comes to show him his latest catch

Stands proudly before the boy, chest puffed out

The birds are tasty, once you spit the feathers out.

For such is the way with cats and boys.

 

The cat looks up from licking its paws

Sees the boy is waiting, time to go to work

To placate the boy, keep him satisfied

The cat rolls into the boy’s warm lap

For such is the way with cats and boys.

 

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2018/10/30/photo-challenge-236/

This entry was posted in Poetry, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Photo Challenge #236 – The Boy and the Cat

  1. rugby843 says:

    Reminds me of my middle son who.put up with tiny claws when we got a kitten. He loved our first cat.

  2. Michael what a clever poem! I loved the refrain at the end of each stanza:

    For such is the way with cats and boys.

    Brilliant. I was trying to remember the name of the form for this type of poetry. At first i thought it was a pantoum, but when I researched further, no.. I tried once and it is deceptively difficult.

Please feel free to comment, I appreciate your thoughts.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s