Poem – Cat Whisker Wishes

Photo taken by me – my cat Smudge
Preston, England
July 11, 2016 3:43pm CST
This week’s five word poetry challenge from @Jessicalynnt is centred on the following animals - cat, dog, fish, turtle, snake. Cat Whisker Wishes My cat wishes she was a snake Such slithering skill would make Catching the garden birds so easy While her bite would make mice queasy My cat wishes she was a dog – an Alsatian Able to chase off every smaller dog in the nation Revenge for their attacks on all cat-kind Hunting down every poodle she could find My cat wishes she was a turtle or a tortoise Maybe a dolphin, or possibly a porpoise But no, marine mammals are a bit like fish And my cat harbours absolutely no wish To go near water. She’s just caught her First rat So now she’ glad she’s a cat She wishes to remain just that A cat, a happy purring puddy cat Owned fed and stroked by me & you And happiest of endings her dearest wish comes true Arthur Chappell
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@JohnRoberts (57104)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Jul 16
The kitty has a crazy mix of shades.
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• Preston, England
11 Jul 16
yes her fur covers quite a spectrum @JohnRoberts
@amadeo (65962)
• United States
11 Jul 16
whoa!you did a great job there.I love the wording
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@Corbin5 (106490)
• United States
11 Jul 16
Loved this!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photo of you pretty kitty! Glad she just wants to remain a cat that gets lots of love. This is a great poem for kids too. Wonder where you could publish this for a bit of money? This retired teacher knows that kids would love it!
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
11 Jul 16
I love it, very well done. I'm not very good at trying to fit set words into poems.
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@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
11 Jul 16
this one made me smile, thanks! Loved it.
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• Preston, England
11 Jul 16
thank you for the challenge without which it would never have been created @Jessicalynnt
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• Centralia, Missouri
12 Jul 16
@arthurchappell Tune in next week for.... no idea yet, lol
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@Gillygirl (17298)
• Sutton, England
11 Sep 16
Excellent it must be very difficult to work the words into the poem. Love the pic of your cat.
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@Inlemay (16550)
• South Africa
12 Jul 16
In her dreams she is all THAT!
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@RubyHawk (25355)
• Atlanta, Georgia
11 Jul 16
Great job, well done.
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@KristenH (24088)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
11 Jul 16
Well done Arthur.
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