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Cat Poems

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. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

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.

List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
A Time For That Part 2 M. L. Kiser Limerick animal, cat, image, imagery,
Premium Member Poem Oh, LITTLE KITTEN - James Edward Lee Sr. Tanka analogy, cat, cute,
The Little House Sara Carr Idyll (Idyl) cat, home, memory, peace,
I Have To Admit I Am Jealous M. L. Kiser Free verse animal, cat, computer, funny,
Delectable Breakfast Panagiota Romios Haiku cat, spring,
Premium Member Poem tea and paws douglas pederson Rhyme cat,
A Time For That M. L. Kiser Limerick animal, cat, funny, imagery,
Familiars Lyra pendragon Free verse cat, friendship, women,
Premium Member Poem A Dream, Maybe Dear Heart Rhyme cat, childhood, dream, snow,
Premium Member Poem Comes Alive with Cats Caren Krutsinger Free verse cat, jobs, life,
Mmm Snack Panagiota Romios Haiku cat,
Premium Member Poem JULIAN ASSANGE Line Gauthier Free verse cat, dream, freedom, integrity,
Premium Member Poem Call me Mommy Cat Caren Krutsinger Rhyme cat, fun, funny, humor,
Premium Member Poem Mysteries of the Universe Gershon Wolf Light Verse cat, dog, mystery, silly,
CLOCKWORK CAT Edlynn Nau Haiku cat, endurance, morning, time,
Premium Member Poem Death of a Kitten Dear Heart Rhyme cat, death, grief,
Premium Member Poem Internal Screaming James Fraser Free verse animal, anxiety, cat, confusion,
Guilded Cage Paul Gerwin Rhyme animal, cat, pets,
Premium Member Poem Ethan the Cat 2 David McHattie Rhyme cat, funny, humor,
Premium Member Poem In Sweet Repose Dear Heart Quintain (English) cat, death,
That Sound Panagiota Romios Haiku cat,
Premium Member Poem tiger cat eats Caren Krutsinger Haiku bird, cat, life,
Premium Member Poem Dead Cat Robert Trezise Jr. Free verse addiction, betrayal, cat, city,
As My Soul Slowly Bleeds Paul Gerwin Rhyme animal, cat, death, pets,
Premium Member Poem Looking for Button Julia Ward Free verse cat,
Premium Member Poem MY CAT JASMINE Cindi Rockwell Rhyme best friend, cat, love,
Premium Member Poem Cat Hair Robert L. Hinshaw Rhyme cat, humorous,
Nights Passage Paul Gerwin Rhyme cat, pets,
The Fiend Paul Gerwin Rhyme cat, pets,
The Jungle M. L. Kiser Sonnet cat, flower, image, imagery,
Cat Dreams Panagiota Romios Couplet cat, dream, inspiration,
the miracle of the body jan oskar hansen Blank verse animal, caregiving, cat,
God's Palette Panagiota Romios Rhyme beautiful, cat,
Relaxing Harmonies M. L. Kiser Free verse animal, appreciation, cat, guitar,
Premium Member Poem Cats Meow - A Haiku James Edward Lee Sr. Haiku analogy, animal, cat,
Premium Member Poem Small And Large, Black And Brown Cats And Dogs A Concrete Poem James Edward Lee Sr. Concrete analogy, appreciation, cat, celebration,
Premium Member Poem JonSnow Francine Roberts Couplet cat,
softness and warmth allen beilschmidt sr. Haiku cat,
Premium Member Poem Brooklyn Bridge Anthony Taylor Haiku cat, america, art, beautiful, black
Premium Member Poem For Andrea - Razmatazz Dear Heart Free verse cat, death,
The Alpha Syndrome Joe DiMino Free verse cat, humorous, pets, satire,
Chocolate Seema Ali Choka cat, america, arabic, basketball, beautiful,
Scamper Jo Daniel Kimo cat, simile,
Six Silly Sausages Emily Joshua Verse animal, cat, food, funny,
Premium Member Poem Shark Owns Me Caren Krutsinger Rhyme cat, 4th grade, 5th grade,
identity jan oskar hansen Blank verse car, cat, chanukah, child,
When Moms Away The Cat Will Play M. L. Kiser Rhyme animal, cat, funny, humor,
winners an losers jan oskar hansen Blank verse cat, absence, age, business, car,
Cat's Marina Victoria Lucas Blank verse cat, sleep,
Where Does My Kitty Cat Go Lycia Harding Light Verse adventure, cat, children, friendship

About This Page

Cat Poems. Above 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. 

Cat Poem Example

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 swallowed to remain independent
Large, sunken eyes peered from her weathered face
Her late spouse a decorated hero
Annie’s lifestyle a national disgrace

More enlightened cultures all over the world
Have revered their seniors throughout history
Asians and Native Americans
Are just two who honor their ancestry

Polynesians, other Pacific tribes
Respect the wisdom that comes with age
Seniors are welcome in family homes
But here in the states they’re placed in a cage

Bone-thin Annie Lesley chose to be free
Amazing neighbors with her endurance
When social services tried to intervene
She fought with remarkable resilience

Old photos on walls told many great tales
But only purring Tibby was listening
Each morning she rose to care for her cat
Until the day that Tibby went missing

In tears she claimed he must have been poisoned
Though in cat years he was older than she
Each day she sat by the window, staring
Awaiting the homecoming of Tibby

She’d been abandoned by society
Lost in the world’s most “progressive” nation
For sacrificing her spouse in World War II	
Annie received little compensation

This widowed war bride never had children
Her mate had met his fate in Normandy
Posthumous awards she dusted each day
Annie’s life was defined by loyalty

To a man and a cat who never came home
And the vigil she kept all alone
Ended quietly one warm summer night
When an angel came to take Annie home

With a can of cat food in hand when found
Annie had nothing else to eat in her house
This is the way a veteran’s wife died
And tear stains had blemished her faded blouse

Although seniors’ wisdom is heeded
In societies that grow from history
Too many like Annie lead lonely lives
Wisdom untapped, they die in poverty

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