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The Cat Man

while cataloguing catacombs
in ancient Katmandu
he chanced upon a catamaran
from nineteen sixty-two

he categorized caterpillars
in an old catalpa tree
he grabbed a limb that wasn't there
it was a real catastrophe

at night his cat would caterwaul
out back behind the house
but he categorically denied
that he smoked catnip with the mouse

he had cattle on his acreage
and catfish in the lake
he knew a mighty catamount
who went by the name of Jake

he retired to Catalonia
where he grew Catawba grapes
but cataplexy did him in
from which there's no escape

with a catafalque for his coffin
inside the cathedral tall
the people came from miles around
and mourned him one and all

John Summers

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  1. Date: 9/7/2010 4:25:00 AM
    Congratulations Joh on your win in Constance~A Rambling Poet's~ contest "Cat Poems~~". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/6/2010 5:14:00 PM
    Good imagination in this one John. Congratz in the win

  1. Date: 9/6/2010 4:41:00 PM
    John, I can only imagine Constance's dilemma when trying to decide whose poem to choose with top honors when all of these poems I have been reading are so EXCELLENT! Your wit really shines brightly in this humorous creation. Congratulations on a wonderful win! Aloha, Connie

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 8:46:00 PM
    John, congratulations on this very clever take on the contest with this "catty" poem! The amount of 'cat' words used was amazing~Chris

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 6:42:00 PM
    Congratulations! John on this cool Rhyme you have penned. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 6:20:00 PM
    Thanks everyone, I appreciate your kind words.

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 5:41:00 PM
    Congratulations on the win with fine write, John

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 10:08:00 AM
    I loved your excellent meter in this poem. And the C alliteration. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 7:06:00 PM
    This is the best one I've read. Very clever. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 6:45:00 PM
    love it , congrats on your win in the contest

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 6:18:00 PM
    Congrats John on your purr fect win in the CAT contest... enjoyed your write and entry.. have a safe and happy holiday weekend..with luv..

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 5:44:00 PM
    John, I knew this poem would be in the winners' circle. I love it! Congratulations on your win in Constance's contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/27/2010 1:06:00 PM
    How clever you used the "cat" in so many words and still wrote a wonderful rhyme that made sense and brought me some laughs. Hope you entered this in Constance's Cat Poem contest and would invite you to submit a limerick for my lawyers limericks contest. I can see you have a great sense of humor! Well done, John. It's been a pleasure reading your work today. Best wishes, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/24/2010 10:14:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your poetry today John S. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/23/2010 10:14:00 PM
    Enjoying this monday night reading, thank you for the read,, enjoyed your write..P.D.