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Cat Poems | Examples of Cat Poetry

Cat Poems. Below are examples of poems about cats, our furry, fluffy, feline friends. This list of cat poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. These wonderful poets have written beautiful poems about big cats like lions and tigers who roar, and smaller kitties like Persian, Siamese, and tabby who meow.Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of cat poetry. This list of works about cat is an excellent resource for examples of how to write cat poems. 

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Read wonderful cat poetry on the following sub-topics: christmas, death, dog, family, friendship, funny, haiku, i love my, kids, life, love, meow, pet, rhyme, and more.

List of Cat Poems

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Two Cats Eyes View Gordon McConnell Rhyme animal, cat, friendship,
Premium Member Poem A Beautiful Mystery Sandra Haight Sonnet beautiful, cat, mystery,
Premium Member Poem Insanity arthur vaso Free verse art, cat, crazy, i
Squirt and Mama Davor Andrich I do not know? cat, cute, pets,
Shush Rico Leffanta Limerick anger, animal, cat, dark,
Corn Kerneled Poo Jessica Amanda Salmonson Lyric car, cat, dog, hate,
Meow Rose Lilly Free verse cat, sweet,
Rita Judy Valko Limerick cat, funny,
Premium Member Poem Mischief Michelle Faulkner Quatrain bird, cat, pets, silly,
Premium Member Poem My Beloved Cat Heidi Sands Rhyme cat, lost,

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My Big Blue Peepers
by Dear Heart
I came in a tattered old box,
the grand size of a man's shoebox.
I knew that I was unwanted,
around a big empty house I wandered.
On a...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, girl, love,

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Our Lady Still
by Andrea Dietrich
The light has faded from her eyes,
those eyes that used to flash with green
before the cancer I despise
crept underneath her skin. . . unseen.
 
It spread...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat,

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TIGGER
by Roy Pett
I was lonely living in a cats rescue 
then my destined family came along
how wonderful that day when I met you
knowing then to you I...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, cute, happiness, humor,

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My Name Is Okie
by Sandra Haight
My Name Is Okie


My name is Okie, and they loved me first;
   their full attention to me was disbursed.
Adopted from the shelter, they...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, dog, friend,

The Cat Who Feared Rats
by M. L. Kiser
There once was a cat that feared rats;
When he saw them, he hid under mats;
One day a rat, spied him and
Came up behind him;
Now he...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, cat, funny, humor,

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PRETTY IN PINK
by Line Gauthier


Fancy feast
In my own china dish
How I love to be finicky
Wearing nothing but
My pretty pink rhinestone collar
As I tiptoe across the room
Slinky and sleek
Parade with...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, fashion, life, perspective,

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Capone
by Tania Kitchin
there once was a stray shelter cat named Capone
adopted to kill all the mice in his home
a mouser they said
his owner misled
he just played with...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat,

The Call
by Jean Bush
Oh, who do you call,
My beautiful one?

Rising in iridescent splendor
In the dark side of light against the creeping dawn.

A mourning cry to follow ere the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: adventure, africa, animal, cat,

The Cat Drank My Beer
by Daniel Hunter
					The Cat Drank My Beer

The Cat drank my beer
I left in a cup.
Actually she used her tongue
to lick it all up.

I remember thinking,
this does not...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, hilarious, humorous, silly,

Catfucious
by Jean Bush
I caught a mouse;
      It's in your house.
          Fear on four...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, cat, fear, nature,

Last Look
by Jean Bush
Starving little beggar cat,
So thin and full of woe,
Sitting with your tail wrapped feet
Not flinching from your blows.

You sit there so patiently
Waiting for some food,
At...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, cat, farewell, goodbye,

ABOUT A CAT
by CATHERINE WILSON
ABOUT A CAT
 
 They found you at the bus stop in the bin.
  scraggy mog with unmatched staring eyes.
  The soaking fur...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat,

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Nine Lives and Wives
by Maurice Rigoler

A cat boasted of having nine lives
and of taking nine wives.
The first was hot as they come,
which cut his love-making to home.
The second didn’t work...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, humor,

Encounter
by M. L. Kiser
In the darkness, glowing tiny green lamps.  No, that is not thunder; 

a guttural intonation echoes.  Crispy crunching dead twigs, 

reveal black cougar;...

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Sijo | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, cat, fear, nature,

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A Cat Tale
by Sandra Haight
                
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Concrete | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, humor,

Save Our Rain Forest
by Bette Bavington
There are so many people pleading cases.
I am sure these facts speak for themselves
When I say there are very few places
Where man hasn't built bridges...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, adventure, animal, beautiful, bird,

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A Cat to Love
by Dear Heart
O         I
am       so
sad     now
that  she ...

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Concrete | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat,

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Brilliant Kitty
by Mark Toney
A Tomcat and Queen fought over fiercely
Where to educate their brilliant kitty
They agreed upon two
CATS Boston and Purr-due
Thus avoiding a cat-astrophe

...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, conflict, humorous, poetry,

Nine Lives Removed From Royal Dig Nitty
by matthew harris
Nine Lives Removed From Royal Dig Nitty ©?ß
(alternately titled: lion eyes hide sharp claws)

Aye attest tubby reincarnated
     from one male Russian...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, 11th grade, 12th grade,

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The Haunted House
by Eve Roper


While out driving, I couldn’t help, but stop and explore an old Victorian manor on a knoll. The unkempt courtyard was barred by a rusty...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cat, house, imagination, voice,