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Best Cat Poems

Below are the all-time best Cat poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of cat poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Get Yourself a Big Black Cat to Cancel Out Bad Luck
If there should be a pot hole as deep as Satan’s pit
appearing as I’m driving, I’d run right over it!

My husband’s luck is worse than...

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Categories: cat,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member Black Cat


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Categories: cat,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member Fussy Cat

   Cat stirs
        Then purrs

   Yawns, sighs

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Categories: cat, humor,
Form: Footle
A Cat With A Knack
I have a cat 
A real fat cat
My cat is all black 
My black fat cat 
It is a cat with a knack
A true fact...

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Categories: funny, pets, cat, cat,
Form: Rhyme
Crazy Cat Lady
The cat rules our house, and she has us well trained:
We jump at the sound of her slightest complaint.
The day starts at six when I...

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Categories: cat,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member The Cat and the Fish
A cat jumped in the river
to meet a fellow fish,
he wanted to be like them
it was his only wish.

He figured he could do it
he had...

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Categories: allegory, animal, cat, fate,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member NEVER Just A Cat

Oh little one, mine
     How you have stolen my soul, completely

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Categories: animal, appreciation, cat, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Disposable Wisdom
Each day Annie Lesley opened a can
Her eighty-six-year-old hands trembling
As she sat with her cat and ate pet food
What is wrong with this elder’s rendering?


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Categories: age, cat, endurance, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Grumpy Goes To Heaven
"Grief is the price we pay for love " 


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Categories: cat, death, pets,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Kitten In The Barn
It’s always a good practice when living on a farm,
To have a family of cats living in the barn
They always keep the rats and mice...

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© John Posey  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cat, funny, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dogs and Cats
In my life, I’ve had about five . . . . . . . . . . . DOGS

What naughty chewing little beasts they ....

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Categories: cat, dog,
Form: Acrostic
Feast of the Beast: Jan Allison and Lin Lane
The mean old housecat has bulgy eyes
when she looks at us in our fish bowl
Oh, how much we've come to despise
that big mouth of hers,...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cat, fish,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Early Morn On The Old Farm
Early Morn On The Old Farm

tomcat cat fast asleep
new house painted darkest of greens
old sun drenched, low-weeping willow
young black dog awakens
eager dawn, stretches its new...

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Categories: art, cat, color, dog,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Like a Lioness Stalking
My cat sat on the window seat
Tail thumping with a rhythmic beat
Like a lioness stalking meat
A bird to eat      ...

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Categories: bird, cat,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fantasy World
Was it real or in a dream
Wizards and kings, chocolate ice cream
Dinosaurs roamed from early morn
Flying zebras and a unicorn
Dancing in the sky from star...

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Categories: fantasy, imagination, cat, earth,
Form: Couplet
Around the Corner
As I walk downtown I see an alley 
Where a black cat sat staring up at me,
The sound of her purring was so soothing 

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Categories: cat, halloween, october, scary,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member A Home With Two Cats
These are two etherees that will be put together side by side to form ONE complete poem having 11 syllables per line, so I thought...

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Categories: baby, cat, , cute,
Form: Etheree
Premium Member Mr Magoo
I had a black cat called Magoo
The slippers and clothes it would chew
This damaged its jaw
And broke every claw
Thank goodness I had super glue!

Furry Friend...

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Categories: cat,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Playing Enthusiastically


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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cat, dog, friendship,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member PRETTY IN PINK

Fancy feast
In my best china dish
How she loves to be finicky
Wearing nothing but
Her pretty pink rhinestone collar
As she tiptoes across the room
Slinky and sleek
With a...

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Categories: cat, fashion, life, perspective,
Form: Personification
Premium Member A Rattling Rhyme
Ride of the Scarecrow Clan

(To: Mittens) 

She was born in the corn on a cold misty morn,
the most beautiful cat on the farm.
(I must keep...

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© Eric Cohen  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: beautiful, cat, jealousy, magic,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Housecats
I reckon some folks prefer a hound dog lyin' at their feet,
While others might enjoy a twitterin' parakeet.
But be it a mogul's mansion or a...

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Categories: cat, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member How the Heck
How the Heck!

We’d lost our cat; I searched the house calling
“Here kitty, kitty” and outside we
scanned the streets, all to no avail.
Later, in the bedroom,...

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Categories: cat,
Form: Etheree
Premium Member I Think She Is My Mother

I was dreaming of a hunting quest,
   feral, wild and untamed in a land strange;
    then, outside my fluffy...

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Categories: cat, girl,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Black Velvet's Rumble Box

stroking black velvet

until her tiny rumble . . .

becomes a huge purr

April 6, 2022
for Robert James Liguori's Black Cat Haiku Poetry Contest...

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Categories: cat,
Form: Haiku