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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 The Fiddler's Cat
An ebon sky, darkness to light
Diamond stars, mosaic night
Bright lunar sphere of brilliant white
Floodlights a scene of will and might.
The Fiddler’s Cat, sips warm Bordeaux
Fiddle...

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Categories: cat, imagination,
Form: Couplet



The Dog, the Pig and the Cat - repost
I thought I’d repost this because of the state of the world today and because 
it might help someone see things a little differently or...

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Categories: cat, friendship,
Form: Rhyme
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?

Pride...

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Categories: age, cat, endurance, life, wisdom, world
Form: Rhyme
Ice Cream
''Like Ice Cream''

Having ice cream with you, 
Brightens the entire portrait in my youth.
Like catnip for a cat 
-- the     Reese's...

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Categories: cat, boyfriend, fun, happiness, i love you,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member and that comes from within
if I had all the money that I ever wanted,
               ...

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Categories: cat, drug, introspection, universe,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member Just Desserts
I was at my favourite restaurant and I'd had a lovely meal,
if I finished all my food then a pudding was the deal
I’d relished every...

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Categories: cat, food, funny, humorous, rude,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Love
I Love . . .

to snuggle in my bed, no one around,
the purring of my cat the only sound.
And whether near a window streaming light
or...

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Categories: cat, books,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In The Chill Of An Open Door
 
Cleaning out my refrigerator, an ice cube slides to the floor
startling the cat, and interrupting a locomotive of thought
that often tracks me down in...

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Categories: cat, angst, caregiving, death, father,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Forty Today
Visited you today
as the sun set in the horizon…

the orange tinged carnations 
were a perfect complement 
for the skies
and for you… 
orange and blue
always remind...

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Categories: brother, dedication, family, life, loss, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member An Insignificant Life - collaboration with The Seeker
That godless sound
His head explodes at 6:01am
Same as every day
He falls out of bed
Steps on the cat
Slides into his slippers
Shuffles to the kitchen
Puts the coffee...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cat, absence, break up, divorce,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Love Is So Cliche
If a cat
caught my tongue
it must have been after that
frog
in my throat
that was after those 
butterflies 
in my stomach

Was it vertigo
or did the earth move

I...

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Categories: cat, cute love, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Food Inglorious Food
Be it known as convenience food, junk food or munchies;
whether spicy, melt-in-your-mouth soft, or crunchy,
food, inglorious food, seduces with ease
and ensnares with the emptiest of...

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Categories: cat, food,
Form: Couplet
101 POETS
101  POETS

I want to thank 101 poets, when words have no limit.
All 101 spots full of flowing imagery and spirit.
Nathan Dilts my #1~writing for...

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Categories: celebration, community, dedication, friend, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Cats Cats Cats
on...                        ...

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Categories: cat, pets,
Form: Concrete
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
Premium Member The Teetotaler
In Ordinary Cups

The blades of winter grind into the ice
like blood on a bitten lip
two lovers spin and twirl
The days pass from teacup to teacup
in...

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Categories: cat, memory,
Form: Terzanelle
Premium Member A Hound Dog Tale
As the 
story
goes...

A
pesky
fly, 
came buzzing by
to rest and munch
and eat his lunch
and have some fun
on the hound dog's 
nose.

The old dog
snoozed 
without a clue
in the...

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Categories: cat, old,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member DEATH MY PAL




Death,
An old friend, as old as life,
We met soon after my birth 
He liked to play games with me 
“Be ready” he said “I am...

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Categories: cat, death, fear, life,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member I Confess, I Am Guilty
My parents said I could not keep the black, stray cat.
They explained our canary would not survive that.

Parents out, a sitter, and my four-year-old mind
Let...

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Categories: cat, animal, childhood, confusion,
Form: Couplet
Just Three Pounds
Three pounds a month they
ask, save the Tiger, save the
Panda, save the Jaguar, save
the rain forest.
Three pounds a month for
the children's hospital and 
for the...

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Categories: cat, angst
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member A Shade From The Past
Just as days long ago, when decorum resolved, 
before composure, and poise,.. were corsages, unknown
Where propriety mattered, and was favored as gold,
high society, has gathered...

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Categories: cat, art, nostalgia, people,
Form: Sonnet
These ribbons I tie as you leave
Blue – 
for your arm wrapped around
my clavicle. I thought
I would loose my breath.

Red – 
for the cusp of our hip bones
struggling to pull the...

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Categories: cat, angst, introspection, loss, lost love, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In Search of 50 Names -EDITED for judge
In Search of 50 Names(couplets alphabetized for ease of footnoting the names)

A) A tom cat sits in heather nearby a willow tree.
Rose and jasmine fill...

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Categories: cat, words, , cute,
Form: Couplet
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