Thoroughly Poetic Thursday



As we do each Thursday, we are entering Angel Sammy and Teddy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday at Two Spoiled Cats. This week’s prompt letter is “L.” The suggestions for poem topics are 1) Lamb, 2) Love, 3) Lap and 4) Lunch.

I wanted to write about love or our angel Louise, but exhaustion did not allow me to put the time and effort into my poem to do justice to either subject. So, I selected lap as my subject.


Cats and Laps

A person’s lap is the perfect place for a cat.
It doesn’t matter if the cat is skinny or fat.
I wish all Kitties Blue loved to nap in my lap,
But some would rather snuggle with Dad.
Then, of course, when it’s a hot summer day,
I’d prefer they just go their own way.
A cat in my lap is not a dream come true.
When it’s more important to try to stay cool.
But when the winter cold comes along,
I’d be happy to have more than just one.
Curled up in a ball with a rumbling purr,
For the doldrums of winter, they are my cure.
Until the summer heat begins to abate,
For a place in my lap Kitties Blue must wait.
When the cold temps come, I’ll offer my lap
To any Kitties Blue who desire a nap!

© Janet Buickerood Blue 08/30/2017




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Thankful Thursday

We also are joining Brian’s blog hop. Kitties Blue, in keeping with the subject of our poem, are thankful for laps, as evidenced by the above collage. And they don’t care what season it is. At least one of them, usually Lily Olivia, camps out in my lap everyday.

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