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Cat and Mouse

                           Cat and mouse

Within a garden somewhere out there,
Butterflies were dancing free from care.
Thousands of flowers loving the dance,
Love the lovers, and loving romance.
A lot of butterflies full of lust,
Drinking and dancing in love they trust.
Daffodil pitchers filled with the wine,
Drinking that wine was wholly divine.
Roses and jasmines fully bloomed,
Enchanted aromas sweetly perfumed.

From its hiding a devious mouse,
Saw the butterflies right from his house.
He ran to the garden, chased the fly,             
Grabbed and ate him as the day gone by.
Ate him like candy tenderly sweet,
The smell of jasmines made it complete.
Loving his food and loving its taste,
The mouse was happy nothing got waste.
Until he saw a ghostly shape,
Scary giant, he couldn’t escape. 
There was a cat with a smiley face,
growled and meowed and started the chase.
Running like wind, he didn’t gave in,
Hunting for food it’s never a sin.
He grabbed the mouse in a playful way,
ate him as a whole then rest all day.
The mouse tasted like jasmine and rose,
The flavor of butterfly joined with those.
The cat was happy and licked his paws,
Adored his power sharpened his claws.
Until the next day there was a dog!
With big shaggy tail, fat like a hog.
Ugly and old he ran after cat,
Hunted the cat and ate him like rat.
The dog was old and his fate foretold,
He died in winter when air was cold.
He died and buried and turned to dust
Nothing can escape from time and rust.
The months have passed and years gone by,
What else can we do except comply?

Living and dying is part of life.
Life and death in a constant strife. 

The flesh of the dog made the flowers grew,
Butterflies came with their lives renew.
Roses and jasmines grew one more time.
Butterflies dancing, dancing in rhyme
Another mouse and another cat,
The playful cat that ate up the rat.
Another dog and another feast,
After a while the death chose the beast.

Life is a circle, hooked like a chain.
Everything goes, and come back again.
There will be death for me and you
Like rose and jasmine the life renew.

3/12/16 Haloo

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Date: 3/23/2018 1:09:00 PM
Hi Pashang! I read some of your poems today and have to say this is one of my favorites. It just shows that life/death is a never-ending circle. Excellent!
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 3/23/2018 3:21:00 PM
Thank you Carole, it's an honor to hear that from you...
Date: 8/13/2016 3:00:00 AM
Beautiful philosophical poem, Pashang. Truly, life is a circle. Yes, we have to comply. You've expressed the chain of life and death beautifully. By the way, thank you for your generous comment on my poem "Secret of the Heart". I am glad you could read the Farsi version, too.
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 8/13/2016 8:08:00 PM
Thank you Sir....
Date: 8/8/2016 7:00:00 AM
Beautiful indeed, especially the way you have ended it. A7 for this.
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 8/8/2016 10:30:00 PM
Thank you my dear... you're so kind
Date: 5/22/2016 4:26:00 PM
Hi Pashang... It's me! I enjoyed this poem and I see why you thought this one and mine are similar... Both are somewhat fatalistic. And life does seem to make a full circle. Wonderful poem.
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 5/22/2016 6:17:00 PM
Thanks Bonnie.... You're absolutley right
Date: 3/19/2016 2:34:00 PM
I saw this poem while looking at the "Poem of the Day" list ... This is wonderful, Pashang. A playful way to perceive the survival of the fittest, and the circle of life. All life being a crazy mix of all things. I will think differently now, when eating an animal (I just might be eating a jasmine or a rose ... Mixed with those). Well deserved placement.
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 3/19/2016 4:28:00 PM
Thanks Tim, you're so kind. Please check your email.
Date: 3/19/2016 8:59:00 AM
Dear Salehi Great poem here love the imagery so much, your right all life is a circle congratulations on the win my fellow poet, this is a wonderful work, and glad you enjoyed my whispers of springtime write, cheri
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 3/20/2016 9:55:00 PM
Thank you Cherl, my joy implied
Date: 3/18/2016 2:57:00 PM
I love this! Its true life is a circle. Great ending! Congratulations on your win:-)
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 3/18/2016 7:05:00 PM
Thank you my dear, you're so kind.
Date: 3/15/2016 5:59:00 AM
Great job Laura and JW. It must have taken some doing to hold him down to a write of this length, Laura. lol Nicely arranged.
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Date: 3/14/2016 2:35:00 PM
- "Living and dying is part of life" ..... what a great poem! - Congratulations, Pashang :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/14/2016 4:17:00 PM
Thank you Anne Lise, I am a story teller. The poem is a kind called masnavi, which is pretty much a story with some degree of spiritual message... thanks
Date: 3/14/2016 1:57:00 PM
you are an erudite with a great sensitivity of the brain faculty!
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 3/14/2016 4:13:00 PM
Thank you David, you are an erudite with a great sensitivity of the brain faculty as well.
Date: 3/14/2016 9:59:00 AM
Grats on poem of the day ;)
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 3/14/2016 10:49:00 AM
Thanks Casarah, I didn't noticed. Thank you for telling me.
Date: 3/14/2016 9:30:00 AM
Hi Paschang: A beautiful poetic story about the vicious circle. congratulations on your POTD
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 3/14/2016 10:52:00 AM
Thanks Ralph
Date: 3/14/2016 8:03:00 AM
Well my friend. Just dropped in to say Congratulations on POTD. You deserve it. Praying all is well. Peace my friend:)
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 3/14/2016 10:57:00 AM
Thanks DT, I didn't know thanks for the reminder. I almost lost this poem and another one, since my computer broke down. My son came and retrieve the hard drive. It is good to have a good son. All the best ...
Date: 3/14/2016 6:23:00 AM
Congratulations on a great write and POTD.
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 3/14/2016 10:58:00 AM
Thank you Charlie, thank you for stopping by.
Date: 3/14/2016 2:25:00 AM
That brought out many emotions at the same time.Great work...
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 3/14/2016 10:59:00 AM
Thank you Jai, isn't it the whole idea.
Date: 3/13/2016 6:18:00 PM
A fantastic poem! The last four lines about life and renewal were especially beautiful and so true :)
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 3/14/2016 12:42:00 AM
Thanks Kelly, my sugar is incomplete, but your sweet taste is perfect... Cheers
Date: 3/12/2016 4:03:00 PM
Very fun read. Maybe next life we can be neighbors:) Really enjoyed the read my friend. I'm glad you still have your sense of humor. I don't really worry too much about your wisdom or your logic. Peace my friend and be blessed:)
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 3/13/2016 1:45:00 PM
I have no doubt, that one day we will unite. To you too my friend.. Peace , Love , Friendship