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My cherished tomcat went missing I sat at home in floods of tears He’d been my devoted companion I’d had him for so many long years So I put up some missing cat posters Around the village and in the papers Has anyone seen my lost pussy… I was shocked to learn of his capers! My tomcat was known to be randy Some weeks he would not return He was seen with that queen named Sandy Her advances my Tom would not spurn I got phone calls from various places To say Tom had been living with them He had his paws firmly under the table Grr he’s like so many unfaithful men My Tom had a string of cat lovers Or are they merely a lover of cats Cos he loves to have his tummy tickled He had boltholes in houses and flats I discovered that he was a father Many kittens had my pussy sired with Topsy and Fluffy and Tiddles Oh my pussy these kitties desired I’ve given up hope of my Tom returning and I’ve got rid of his blue feeding dish He’s unfaithful and he no longer loves me but you’re welcome to feed him some fish If by chance my Tom deems to pay me a visit By scouring high fences and walls He’s off to the vet’s in a cat carrier case Cos he’s going to be losing his balls! Inspired by the title of the ‘Missing Tom’ Blog by Becca Teagan 07-25-17

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Date: 8/21/2017 11:18:00 PM
It doesn't matter what poetic form you use, the result is always the same: superb poetry. Virtually every line had me laughing, but the last line may well have cracked one of my ribs. You're the greatest, Jan. Hugs, Paul
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Date: 8/22/2017 3:04:00 AM
Paul you are too kind to me I just try to write funny poems and make people smile - I hope your ribs recover soon!!! . I wrote the first 7 stanzas in about ten minutes and was going to post it then ww went for a drive and as soon as i sat in the car the final stanza came to me so i scribbled it down - i think it finishes the poem purrfectly lol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 8/9/2017 10:25:00 AM
Here kitty kitty! I wouldn't be coming home either! Very funny poem Jan! -- Dean
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Date: 8/9/2017 10:34:00 AM
ha ha ha love that comment Dean:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 8/7/2017 6:25:00 AM
Love this! Your tom was busy!
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Date: 8/7/2017 7:35:00 AM
Cheers Kitty:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 8/1/2017 9:46:00 AM
What a great poem Jan, thank you for the laughs this morning.
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Date: 8/1/2017 3:58:00 PM
glad you enjoyed it Edward:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/29/2017 4:47:00 PM
This is really funny. I am a sucker for plays on words! (Believe it or not). Great rhyme all the time........Rpat 80]
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Date: 8/1/2017 3:59:00 PM
I saw the blog title and a missing cat sprang to mind and the first 7 verses were written in about 5 minutes. Then we went for a drive and the final stanza came into my head so i scribbled it down and I think it ends the poem purrfectly:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/27/2017 3:20:00 AM
Definitely a fav...I had a Tom like that once; he lived for 20 years and one day disappeared; God only knows where he passed across. He was a great friend. Love the poem, a great laugh.
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Date: 7/27/2017 3:35:00 AM
I had a feeling you would enjoy this one lol:-) We had a cat who lived between us and our neighbours if she wasn't with us she was with them and we were devastated when she was knocked down and killed. The person who found her was a stranger to us yet they knew and loved our cat and they paid for the vets bill:-( I actually have an allergy to animal fur but was fine with our cat:-( hugs jan
Date: 7/26/2017 11:54:00 AM
Very funny, Jan:) I paid a visit to Becca's blog, but after reading your last stanza I have a feeling that he would not want to return!! Hugs // paul
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Date: 7/26/2017 12:06:00 PM
LOL Paul that last stanza was an add on to the original few verses - I thought of it in the car and scribbled it down and when i posted the poem I thought it was the perfect ending:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/26/2017 7:06:00 AM
Hi Jan , lol , losing his balls ,,, your so funny ,,, ps got my superman outfit lol:)))))hugs
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Date: 7/26/2017 7:08:00 AM
Thanks so much for the comment :-) I love the pic gorgeous George I mean superman Niall lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/25/2017 10:42:00 PM
Jan! You crack me up! What a spectacularly stupendous poem my friend! You have written a hilarious piece and I am one to agree, that last stanza really was quite funny! I really enjoyed reading this magnificent poem this evening, though you wrote early today, I read it late! Fantastic, Great Work!!
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Date: 7/26/2017 4:47:00 AM
The final stanza was an afterthought Russell but it finished the poem purrfectly:-) I am doing another 'performance' with friends in September and think i will use this as one of the poems I am to recite:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/25/2017 8:10:00 PM
Holy cats LOL! Miss Jan, you just made me drop my fork, laughing. What a hilarious tale of your lost Cat. Can't wait to share this with my friends tomorrow. Lol!
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Date: 7/26/2017 4:46:00 AM
I was inspired by the blog Akkina lol:-) The final stanza was written in the car and I think it ends the poem so well:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/25/2017 6:17:00 PM
haha, Oh, Jan, you are getting away with a so-called "bad" word in this poem, one that got the poem of my friend Daver booted when he used it!! This is great fun.
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Date: 7/25/2017 6:29:00 PM
Gee Andrea it's about a cat lol but with the way things are going at the moment here anything is possible lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/25/2017 4:35:00 PM
lol great write .. still smiling....Seren
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Date: 7/25/2017 6:29:00 PM
Cheers Seren:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/25/2017 4:29:00 PM
ha! this is very charming, jan, with your usual grin-worthy ending! lots of fun...
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Date: 7/25/2017 6:46:00 PM
I wrote the final stanza when I was in the car with hubby this morning and it finished the poem off perfectly lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/25/2017 12:09:00 PM
So cute Jan! What a terrific ending! Poor Tom! : )
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Date: 7/25/2017 6:46:00 PM
The final stanza was an add on written in the car I am so pleased that people like it Connie:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/25/2017 11:17:00 AM
So Funny, I did not know where this was going, I really enjoyed it!
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Date: 7/25/2017 11:22:00 AM
Cheers Mike I did have fun when I saw the blog title. I'm so glad you enjoyed my silly poem:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/25/2017 10:31:00 AM
Lol! Jan, What a funny tale you have penned. I laughed out loud! Thanks for the laughs:-) Alexis
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Date: 7/25/2017 10:37:00 AM
Thanks Alexis it's amazing how a certain word or phrase can inspire a poem - this took about 5 or 6 minutes to write:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/25/2017 10:13:00 AM
Ha ha, that was funny, Jan:)
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Date: 7/25/2017 10:37:00 AM
glad it made you smile Jo:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/25/2017 9:52:00 AM
I just learned I can laugh out loud and wince at the same time;-) Poor kitty:-( Hey — lust is a must or the species goes bust! Hall of fame chukle'r miz Jan! hugneutskies! ~ j
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Date: 7/25/2017 10:39:00 AM
I originally wrote the 7 stanzas and was going to post it when we came back from a drive and walk but sat in the car and the final stanza got written and it finished the poem purrfectly:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/25/2017 9:01:00 AM
What a hoot to read. Best of luck with the contest.
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Date: 7/25/2017 9:37:00 AM
No contest Scott I read Becca's blog with the title 'missing tom' and it immediately made me think of a cat lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/25/2017 8:09:00 AM
LOL...especially the end!
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Date: 7/25/2017 8:11:00 AM
I wrote 7 stanzas and was going to post the poem as it was then we went for a drive and walk and on route I wrote the final stanza which I think finished the poem purrfectly:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/25/2017 7:57:00 AM
Tom will then wear a sad pout, when he and the female felines do without. Excellent rhyming verses, Jan!
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Date: 7/25/2017 8:03:00 AM
Thanks Lin the blog title inspired me and the poem was written in about 5 minutes it just flowed so well lol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/25/2017 7:24:00 AM
Ut oh...Tom better hide before he becomes Thomasina
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Date: 7/25/2017 8:01:00 AM
ha haha:-) hugs jan xx