by Janet Blue on May 18, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic & Thankful Thursday

Writing poetry is hard. Though I write about half the poetry that appears on this blog, sometimes it makes my brain hurt. This week my rhyming mojo is just plain missing. So, I am apologizing now if this week’s offering makes you feel like hissing.

The prompt letter for this week’s poem is “W.”




Even Runners-up Can Be Winners


It’s always fun to be declared a WINNER
Even better than having a chicken dinner,
Unless, of course, you are Ashton or Bear,
Then for a tasty chicken is your only care.
Cooper and I were in the Cardwood Derby,
And Cat Scout Denmaster thought us worthy
Of this cool trophy for being first runner-up.
I think this is what they call a loving cup.
To receive it was a huge surprise.
We could barely even believe our eyes.
Both our names on a plaque are engraved
To indicate the stiff competition we braved.
Cat Scout Obi won for the second year
In a super fast dragster that had no peer.
But all the others followed our Paddy Wagon,
And in the dust we left their tails a draggin’.
Next year we’re planning to drive mush faster,
As this Derby race we’d someday like to master.
But as you can see we’re not complaining
Just planning for our designing and training,
As WINNING this race would be such a pleasure,
As well as a memory we would always treasure.

© Cat Scout Mauricio Blue 05/17/2017


We are joining Teddy and Angel Sammy at TwoSpoiledCats, and hope you will do the same by writing a poem each Thursday. It’s a great way to exercise your brain. To read their poem and find links to other poems, click on Sammy’s badge. We believe that Teddy is also writing a poem about his Derby wins and trophy.



As you might suspect, winning this cool trophy finds us very happy and thankful. So we are entering Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop as well. To join that hop, click on Brian’s badge.



Do you have something for which you are thankful, like being plied with catnip while your humans are away at the BlogPaws Conference? Let us know in the comments.

Ciao and meow, Mau

Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles May 24, 2017 at 1:54 am

That poem did not make us hiss at all! You should be proud of your poetic skills:)

And concats to Cooper M and Mau!
What a big trophy!

mommakatandherbearcat May 21, 2017 at 2:18 am

Bear loves his shout out … tasty whole chickens rule!

The Swiss Cats May 20, 2017 at 3:17 pm

Concatulations on your trophy ! You turned the event into a great poem ! Purrs

Marty the Manx May 19, 2017 at 8:29 pm

Great poem and COOL trophie!!!!!
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BeadedTail May 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm

Concats on that cool trophy! Your poem was pawesome! We now want chicken dinner though. We saw your peeps in a pic on Facebook. We hope they enjoy BlogPaws!
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Johnny May 18, 2017 at 4:07 pm

Congrats on your trophy!! It’s beautiful and well deserved!
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The Island Cats May 18, 2017 at 3:57 pm

Wow! That is one cool trophy, guys! Congrats!!
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Brian frum May 18, 2017 at 2:54 pm

That really was a super cool win and the poem was cool too! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Linda Arthur Tejera May 18, 2017 at 2:16 pm

Congratulations on your trophy! And that’s a lovely poem! 😸
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Ellen Pilch May 18, 2017 at 12:01 pm

You deserve a trophy for your poetry writing skills too! Congrats on winning that cool trophy. XO
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da tabbies o trout towne May 18, 2017 at 9:38 am

dood…yur poem izza WINNER…& conga ratz on yur catwood derby trofee; itz total lee awesum….holdz what….2 poundz oh perch ~~ ??!! 🙂 ♥♥

The Menagerie Mom May 18, 2017 at 8:00 am

It’s simply impossible for you all to produce a poem that is less than fantastic. This poem is superb, and so is your trophy! To be honest, reading your poems each week has inspired this here human to perhaps try out the poetry challenge when it starts over again, despite the fact that she hasn’t a poetic bone in her body. Purrs!
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The Florida Furkids May 18, 2017 at 7:53 am

That trophy is fabulous and so is your poem!!!

We hope your Mom and Dad are having fun at Blogpaws and that you are getting tons of nip while they are away!!

The Florida Furkids with tons and tons of smoochies and love to Mau from Allie
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Stephanie B May 18, 2017 at 7:40 am

Great poem, awesome trophy!!!

Teddy May 18, 2017 at 5:58 am

PAWSOME POEM!!!! We all have something to crow about this week – “W” was perfect for us since we were all winners…….I think your poem this week is super good and I thank you as always for pawticipating in our Poetic Thursdays.

Love, Teddy and Angel Sammy too
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Summer May 18, 2017 at 2:13 am

I thought you did fine with the poem, and that is an awesome trophy!
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