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Collared by the cat

A love poem for a feline

By Andrew C McDonaldPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024
Collared by the cat
Photo by Joe Cleary on Unsplash

For those cat lovers out there who like a good chuckle check out this treatise on how to a proper cat:



Cupid’s cat

Into my heart you stealthily crept

Padding on tiny cat paws

Silent as a wraith

A mew of longing

Stroked my eardrums

Driving an arrow deep into my skin

Like that of Cupid

You raised a tiny paw to me

Before fastidiously licking it clean

Rubbery pads stroked my leg

Tiny razor claws retracted

Sending shivers into my marrow

When I lifted you up

Your cerulean eyes to see

Raspy, rough, your tongue

Blessed me with a kiss

So tiny, so furry, soft, warm

You weigh less than a pound

Yet I felt a weight of love

Heavy as an anvil

Upon which you have forged

A sword of Damacles

Hanging over my head

To my mental, my emotional well being

Your soft purring have forged a link

Binding me for life

A bargain struck

Signed in tender love

Wherein you shall provide warmth

Companionship, emotional support

In return I provide food

A warm bed, a loving home

You swat me with your paw

Letting me know you need me

I stroke your downy soft fur

Luxuriating in it’s silken down

You caress me with your raspy tongue

I ruffle your little head

It seems you get the best of this bargain

Not so

My heart is full

My life, my soul, completed

You are the once missing piece of the puzzle

The hole filled

My picture complete

So sir feline I beg you stay

We shall complete each other

In comfortable companionship

Each day of our lives

Thank you for coming into my life

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About the Creator

Andrew C McDonald

Andrew McDonald is a 911 dispatcher of 30 yrs with a B.S. in Math (1985). He served as an Army officer 1985 to 1992, honorably exiting a captain.


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Comments (9)

  • Dr. Jason Benskin28 days ago

    Congratulations on having your story featured as a top story on Vocal! This is a remarkable achievement, and it's clear why your work has received such recognition. Your storytelling is truly exceptional. The narrative was not only compelling but also beautifully crafted, holding my attention from start to finish. The way you developed the characters and plot was masterful, making the story both engaging and thought-provoking. Your unique voice and perspective shine through, setting your work apart. It’s evident that you poured a lot of passion and effort into this piece, and it has certainly paid off. I look forward to reading more of your incredible stories in the future. Keep up the fantastic work! Best regards, Dr. Jay

  • Excellent and Deserved Top Story, We are featuring this in the Vocal Social Society Community Adventure on Facebook and would love for you to join us there

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Oh goodness, this is the best poem, describing cats; how they touch us with paws and fill our hearts; purring, communicating. I love cats and LOVED your poem!!! Congrats on your TS😻😻😻😻

  • Rachel Deemingabout a month ago

    Andrew, what a lovely tribute to a little kitten.

  • Patrick M. Ohanaabout a month ago

    Congrats on Top Story! Another human struck by a cat : )

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    That is so sweet. Abigail approves. 😁 congrats on the TS.

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Awww, this was so sweet! I loved it so much

  • Margaret Brennanabout a month ago

    Aw; that's so beautiful. I had a cat from the time she was 8 weeks old. Unfortunately, she passed away from a cancerous malignant tumor when she was 11 years old. But what a life we had together. She was definitely a joy to have around.

Andrew C McDonaldWritten by Andrew C McDonald

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