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Skittles the Escape Artist

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Skittles the Escape Artist

Oh, finely feathered fellow
with plumage of green and yellow,
your Houdini-esque abilities
and astounding circus-like agilities
make my flabby jowls drop with surprise
at how easily your hooked beak can prise
any dwarf-sized opening in your cage,
to open so easily, under your gauge.
Your stuffed, fat, feathered body can
fit through anything. Yes, I'm a fan.
Your squeaky, squawky, shrill talking
lets me know my efforts you're mocking
as I try to burglar proof your cage
as you shriek at me in indignant rage.
You really should hope that I succeed
because if I don't, the cat you'll feed.


04/04/2013
~~~ for Suzanne's Synathroesmic  Cat contest ~~~

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  1. Date: 5/15/2013 11:34:00 AM
    Francine, CONGRATULATIONS IN THE Synathroesmic Cat Contest. Have yourself a nice day ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 5:49:00 PM
    Creative way to go..Great work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 9:34:00 AM
    A great win Francine. I enjoyed. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 7:24:00 AM
    I had a bird once that the cat devoured. This is so cute..perhaps that's not the right word..lol. congrats on your win. BG

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 12:27:00 AM
    So incredibly well penned. In college my roommate had a bird. The cats would slyly encroach only to have the dog protects its domain. It was hysterical to watch. We'd hear the commotion and run yelling all threes names. Thanks for bringing me to a fun memory. J

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 9:31:00 PM
    congrats on a fine win Francine

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 8:59:00 PM
    Francine, Congratulations, in "The Synathroesmic Cat Contest." take care*LINDA

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 1:06:00 PM
    ha love it Francine xx

    Roberts Avatar Francine Roberts
    Date: 4/5/2013 1:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    he's a fat little love-bird and has easily figured out a few ways to get out of his cage