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Cats! Cats! Cats!

...                                                     Oh!                  Oh!
                                                       What?              What?
                                                       Do you think of cats?
                                                     We have too many cats.
                                                   At least, they feast on rats.
                                                 Cats. (*) Cats! Cats! (*) Cats.
                                                 What do you think of that?  I
                                                 have seen them with a mole.
                                                 Dead, pulled out of his hole. 
                                                  A delicacy I once was told.
                                                       My cats are: Meow.
                                                 Some big fat- Meow!
                                       Rat-eating cats.  Meow!
                               I never see them eat a bat.
                        I guess at night, they sleep or chat.
                  Cats do not have wings.  They cannot fly!  
               My, oh my, will they wish someday to fly?
            At early dawn it is time to prowl.  Not for owls.
        Meow!   They hunt for snakes, insects, some fowl.
      Silently, sneakily, stealthy, spying, they P-o-u-n-c-e-!
     It’s survival of the fittest, kitty cat style.  Buy a bell.
    You may see them on the ground or in a tree looking
      down. Meow!   Sometimes they will play in the sand.
      Rolling, flipping around on every inch of ground.
       Or you might find them upside down flexing,
         Anticipating their morning prowl.  Meow.
              By and by, success is found.  
                  In their kitty bowl...  Meow. 
                   Smiles!  Meow, Meow, Smiles! 
                        © (© Dane Smith-Johnsen) January 27, 2010

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  1. Date: 9/7/2010 4:19:00 AM
    Congratulations Dane Ann on your win in Constance~A Rambling Poet's~ contest "Cat Poems~~". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/6/2010 3:51:00 PM
    Dane Ann, Your poem is just AWESOME! I don't know if many members have ever tried to make a shape poem before, but it takes a lot of time and patience. Your poem and its shape is a work of art and deserves top honors! Even the creative way you chose to write in P-o-u-n-c-e-! was so clever to make your shape come out "Pur"fect! Kudos to you for a really wonderful entry. Glad I didn't miss reading this one. Congratulations Dane Ann. Aloha, Connie

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 6:04:00 PM
    Congratulations! Dane looks like Tiger's shape, when he fattens up for the winter, as his habit is to do. He slims down for summer, and fattens for the winter. Smile. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 5:30:00 PM
    What a nice layout and congratulations opn the win with this conderful write, Dane

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 9:53:00 AM
    HOw VERY CLEVER, DAne ann!! congratulations, Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 6:45:00 PM
    What a nice picture your poem made. Literally and figuratively. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 6:35:00 PM
    totally adorable, congrats on your win

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 6:07:00 PM
    Purr Purr Purr fect win in the CAT contest Dane Ann ... enjoy and have a happy and safe holiday weekend..with luv..

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 5:32:00 PM
    Only an artist like you could have done this incredible layout, Dane Ann. Congratulations on your win in Constance's contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/30/2010 4:16:00 PM
    This is a very good creative poem! Good luck in the next round!

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 8:14:00 PM
    I liked this poem the first time I read it--so creative. Congratulations on making it through the first round of the Poetry Soup contest with two poems. Best wishes in the finals. Karen

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 2:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry X2 making it through the first round Dane Ann. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/19/2010 7:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Brian's (Any Which Way) contest Dane Ann. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/12/2010 2:24:00 PM
    This is beautiful, Dane Ann!! My congratulations to you on your win in the contest! Peace, love, Audrey

  1. Date: 4/10/2010 7:12:00 AM
    meowwwwwwwwwww lol very creative my friend and congrats on being featured bet this would look great on a canvass keep up the great work

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 6:49:00 PM
    Congrats Dane Ann on your shape poem being featured. Creative write. Vince

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 11:55:00 AM
    Congrats on this selection. Wonderful layout, Dane Ann. This is a very goofy poem, but then cats are very goofy. I ought to know - I have 8 indoors and God only knows how many strays that feed on our porch. Enjoyed this poem muchissimo! Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 6:55:00 AM
    Woooow! This is a very nice and well-crafted piece of art. Congratulations. Ernilando

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 3:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Dane Ann. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 6:43:00 AM
    What fun! You did an amazing job with a complicated shape. Krista