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  1. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK

    Weekly Poetry Contest (140) - Cat and Mouse

    Discussion in 'Monthly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Banzai, Feb 16, 2011.

    Poetry Contest
    One Hundred and Forty

    It's poetry time!

    The Rules
    • All entries must be on the set theme.
    • Only one entry per member.
    • No editing of entries once posted without my express permission (i.e. PM me and ask).
    • Poems must be titled
    • Poems must be at least seven lines in length.
    • Entries must not have previously posted on the forums, and are not permitted to be posted for critique until AFTER the contest is completed.
    • Any violation of these rules will result in disqualification of entries, and possibly infraction.

    The entry stage will be open for five days, closing on Monday 21st February 2011.

    The voting stage will begin immediately, and will be open for three days, ending on Thursday 24th February 2011.

    And this week's theme is (courtesy of Aszyllin): Cat and Mouse

    The next (141st) contest's theme will be: Ballads, and it will be opened on Monday 21st February 2011.

    Be imaginative, have fun, and get writing.


    PS: If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me. I don't bite (much).
  2. ScaryMonster

    ScaryMonster Active Member

    Jan 10, 2011
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    Sill Cat

    Sill Cat

    My cat sits on the windowsill; hidden behind
    the venetian blind with an Egyptian eye he
    measures time.

    His honeyed hair rises as the reaper stalks
    by. “Not today, not today!” His golden eyes

    The cats seen death off once again, and even
    midian fears his name.

    What angels circle his cat brain?

    And demons all are put to shame, he cleans
    his fur and fears no pain, my cat died once
    and lived again!

    He sees the dead and knows their plight; they
    come to see him in the night.

    Their spectral lights glint once then die, he
    comforts all the ones who cry.

    Then mice he’ll hunt, he’ll smile and jump and
    dispatch them with a mighty chomp!

    And rats do spy and plot likewise, the long tailed
    cat’s sad demise, with rodent plots and bubonic

    They’ll come up against his sharp clawed screens,
    this cat won’t die, he has nine lives, and hissing fury
    is the cats reply.

    He strides the Earth and parts the turf, blessed to
    man and a rodent curse.

    Egyptian eyed he’ll measure time, forever in my
    fevered mind.
  3. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Contributor Contributor

    Feb 18, 2011
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    Toronto, Ontario
    Return to Sender

    Return to Sender

    Dear Theodore,

    Though we appreciate the thought,
    we just prefer our meat store-bought.

    We marvel at your pouncing skill
    that brings to us each daily kill.

    But even if we did eat mice,
    this many mice would not entice.

    Your Owners.
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