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Guilded Cage

My big friend has locked me Inside of his house I do not believe I will ever get out I don’t really mind It’s comfy and warm And except for that dog I never face harm In the earliest days of my feline existence A tough stray I was Eking out my subsistence Having lost all connection With Mother and sibs I started to shrink Showing off my fine ribs Yes, life was tough then But I was up to the task Should you doubt what I say Here’s some others to ask The cars that hurt me And mangled my ear I learned to avoid them And never go near All the invaders That dared enter my space They howled and cried From the wounds on their face Of course there are more The list can go on But you get the story In this yard I’m the one Then one gray day ‘fore the onset of freezing I sat with my friend Drawing warmth from his knee He held me in close As he is oft to do And took me inside This was scary and new Everything was different No singing of birds He spoke to me softly In those strange human words “I know that you love to be outside and free, but your wild escapades leave me in misery” “Three years ago, I could have bid you farewell. But losing you now For us both would be Hell” “We’re making you family No longer a stray You can live here in comfort Til your very last day” And so it was done No one gave me a vote Now I don’t really need My glorious black coat It’s always warm here I might as well be naked There’s fresh food aplenty No creature will take it But there is no excitement I just lay in the window And ponder the world I no longer go into I gaze out upon The birds in the garden And dream of the joy I would feel if I ate them One day I spotted The gray cat named Jester An enemy mine I had formerly bested How dare he just enter As if it’s his yard! Alas, I can’t stop him So, for him .. not too hard My pride, it’s in shambles My soul duly crushed I have no domain ‘cept the world in this house But wait, there’s the key In here I am King I will rein over all Every indoor living thing No spider is safe Every fly my next victim All the vermin be warned I’ll most certainly get them I will hunt them and stalk them All day and all night They will consider me Boss With a most dreaded fright I feel much better now My shame has departed There’s fine work to do I had better get started But not now, no hurry There are beds in this house I must try a nap in one Then! .... Then I’ll go find that mouse

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