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Below is the poem entitled NO CONTRACT which was written by poet Sidney Beck. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Used to  wonder where he was sometimes for days
Thought I knew his quirky ways
When I called him for dinner with tintap
Now I know why he didn’t head for the cat flap
He often ate  dinner in another bowl
My cat sat at another fire, warmed by other coal
Rubbed  against another soft-felt shoe
Purred  for  another’s smiling face  too.

In that dog-eat-dog world  there
A cat ate anywhere
After all  he never promised you see
Never signed a contract  with me
I mean were not married, no legal consent
It was just a casual open arrangement

Well,  things happen as they may :
Met the “other woman” one day -
About the weather a friendly chat
Of a sudden I said, oh there’s my cat,
She said, and there’s mine too !
But there was  only one cat in view.
We quickly pooled our knowledge
We didn’t need a degree from college

We both whispered pushwoosh 
To attract “our” cat away from the thorn bush
But he darted through the leaves
And climbed up to the eaves
And another woman’s arms pulled him in
And cuddled him and tickled his chin.

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Written  2   August  2012
Entered in   Poet ~ Destroyer's   Contest       Any poem you posted this week....

Copyright © Sidney Beck

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  1. Date: 8/10/2012 5:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "Any Poem Week" contest Sidney. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 5:45:00 PM
    Cats are fickle but oh so smart! Congrats on your win, Sidney!! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 7:39:00 PM
    An enchanting story about a fickle feline.

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 12:02:00 PM
    Very good poem Syd.Congrats on your big win in PD's contest.

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 11:33:00 AM
    Sidney congrats on your win, love it...David

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 11:12:00 AM
    EXCELLENT!! Loved your poem, so gooood. Well done and congratulations on your win. Lee

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 8:47:00 AM
    Loved this one immensely. Congratulations on the win.

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 7:49:00 AM
    A belting win Sidney , well done xx

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 8:00:00 PM
    Sidney;-) congratulations with your awesome poem of the week. Thanks for the contest support. LUV~ PD

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    Date: 8/5/2012 3:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am glad yo u liked my poem and thanks for the entertaining wishes