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Below is the poem entitled Cat which was written by poet Peter Taylor. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Surreptitiously sidle,
Stalk the pavement,
Jump up on a wall
And arch your tail
As a dog barks in the night.
This is your feline time,
Shadows cast by the moon's
Radiance, hiding under wheels
Of cars or on walls and rooftops:
You are silent with padded feet.
Overlooking your dark domain,
An intruder comes and challenges,
Stiff fur, a screech and a hiss
Like fat in the frying pan;
A shadowy flurry of movement and claws.
Back in the house you curl up,
Fur soft and yielding to 
Eager fingers and hands that stroke
And produce a rhythmic purr with
Always the threat of a vengeful scratch. 

Copyright © Peter Taylor

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  1. Date: 1/7/2013 7:55:00 PM
    Purring in your lyrics, will await the roar in future offering.

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 9:15:00 AM
    A very unique perspective as a cat lover I totally enjoyed this as a poet too! Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 11:14:00 AM
    Hi Peter,and welcome to the site look forward to reading some more of your work xx

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 10:37:00 AM
    A very warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer you today Peter. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing your writing with us and have a wonderful weekend. Love, Carol