Somewhere in the Catskills . . .

Mr. Bobcat trains wildcats
in his purrfect cat-filled town.
Miss Pussycat educates tiny ones,
eradicating copycats all around.

Devilish hellcats fornicate
in cold cathedral catacombs.
Catholics’ scatter catnip,
as holier-than-thou catchalls.

Mr. Tomcat struts vainly
in the town’s decathalon,
like a catty fat-cat victor,
like he’s the cat’s meow.

Catatonic mayor catnaps, dead asleep
as cat burglars roam the littered streets.
When crime reaches cataclysmic levels
catcalls will be heard, Abdicate NOW!

Cats will suddenly get sick as dogs,
as heat rises and dog days come.
Cats will be dogged by fleas
and this poem shall end . . .

in unbelievable catastrophe!


It’s Poetics Tuesday at dVerse and we’re asked to write a poem that has something to do with cats in the subject matter, as metaphor, or wherever the muse takes us. My muse took me to the Catskill Mountains! There are twenty-nine cats in the body of this poem….some hidden as in educated. Can you find them all?
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19 thoughts on “Somewhere in the Catskills . . .

  1. adda August 27, 2019 / 12:41 pm

    Such fun with words!!! Brilliant!!! Fun read. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian August 27, 2019 / 1:16 pm

      Glad you enjoyed… started out catastrophically! 🙂


  2. anmol(alias HA) August 27, 2019 / 3:22 pm

    So many cats and I am loving it — it is such a playful verse, making great use of catchy words and allusions while staying true to the feline personality. This bit made me chuckle in particular: “Catholics’ scatter catnip,/as holier-than-thou catchalls.”
    Such a wonderful take! 🙂


  3. msjadeli August 27, 2019 / 3:50 pm

    Here a cat there a cat everywhere a cat cat. Loved your fun poem, Lillian.


  4. Candace August 27, 2019 / 4:14 pm

    That’s a lot of cats – fun!!!


  5. robtkistner August 27, 2019 / 5:39 pm

    This was cool and very creative Lillian. Wonderful writing! 🙂


  6. Glenn A. Buttkus August 27, 2019 / 5:44 pm

    The lady with 29 cats–fantastic. You ran with this prompt on little cat’s paws, and you had so much fun with it, smiles were infectious.


  7. rothpoetry August 27, 2019 / 8:35 pm

    I smiled all the way through this one Lillian! Loved the Cats in the Catacombs!


  8. sdtp33 August 28, 2019 / 5:15 pm

    Got a laugh from this….very clever!


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