"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Back napowrimo #18

Slinky, silky, gliding

Caged up and fierce

Ready to ambush

You are pathetic

I am authoritative

I subsist

You don’t in humanity

I am the vigor

For battle or escape

I am clever and eloquent

I am a cat

44 comments:

  1. Your words fit the facial expressions of cats purrfectly!

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  2. Thanks Stan. Isn't it so.
    Pamela

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  3. Owned a cat or two have you? ;) Oh how I remember. We lost our black cat several years ago after 17 years with Taja. Haven't had the heart to replace her.

    Like your piece here Pamela...
    ...rob
    Image & Verse

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  4. Great one, Pamela. Got to love them! (Have two six month old kittens, along with an old labador retriever...)

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  5. Easy to see who's boss here, Pamela!

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  6. Well done! I especially like, "You are pathetic, I am authoritative"

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  7. Great poem, Pamela - clear equation of power here.

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  8. I knew you would stick to today's prompt. I think your kitty is adorable.

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  9. Great poem-- I often think that we cat owners don't really own our cats, they own us. You captured this perfectly!

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  10. Rob,
    Yeah I have had a few cats in my life. Oh that is long time to have a cat and then lose it. I share your sentiments. Thanks for commenting.
    Pamela

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  11. Robin,

    Thanks.I love animals. Right now we have 4 dogs and 1 kitten. Back is just 9 months old.

    Pamela

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  12. Derrick,
    We live for them. That is the truth.
    Pamela

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  13. Thanks for commenting Marianne.
    Pamela

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  14. Uma thanks and yes with a cat you always know who is in control.
    Pamela

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  15. Evelyn,
    I have been doing my best to stick to the prompts. Sometimes it is not so easy. Thanks for saying so. Back certainly has his own mind.
    Pamela

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  16. Cara,
    Thanks for commenting. They do own us.
    Pamela

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  17. my gals are most eloquent when I am not ready to give them breakfast. most eloquent

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  18. Wonderful apt imagery! So cat-like!

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  19. The haughtiness is what makes them so appealing :)

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  20. Love the brevity of your verbs that instantly recognize the attitude and behaviors of cats. I am a big fan of the feline and you have captured these sentiments perfectly!

    ~Mark

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  21. Barb,
    I am sure they are ;) Our Back lets out a loud yowl when he wants to be fed. Ohterwise he is a delightful kitty and loves the dogs.
    Pamela

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  22. Lori,
    Thanks for commenting.
    Pamela

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  23. Francis,
    Indeed they are regal aren't they.
    Pamela

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  24. Mark,
    Thanks and I enjoyed your poem as well.
    Pamela

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  25. I think you've figured out exactly what they're thinking!
    nice poem.

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  26. Angie,
    Thanks and I am pretty sure they are thinking that.
    Pamela

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  27. Nicely written, I particularly like your authoritative use of 'I am'!

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  28. a perfect description of the little critters who so rule and reign with cheer and humble tude here kitty kitty

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  29. Andy,
    Thanks so much! I enjoyed this prompt.
    Pamela

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  30. POP,
    I love them. Thanks.
    Pamela

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  31. meoe meow....kitty kitty....thanks for this....we have no cat at present....but my girls had many kittens,,,and cats

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  32. Pamela,
    nailed it. It's like an MFA assignment, describe the cat persona in 75 words or less. Then you go and do it this well.
    Superb!

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  33. Wayne,
    Thanks so much for you commenting. I have had many cats in my life and they are lovely creatures.
    Pamela

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  34. JDM,
    Thanks so much for the nice comment.
    Pamela

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  35. You capture cattitude quite well here!

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  36. Erin,
    Thanks so much! Cattitude, funny!
    Pamela

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  37. They DO think we're pathetic, don't they?

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  38. Dan,
    Oh, I am not so sure about that, but could be.
    Pamela

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  39. from Therese B. -- you are so eloquent as a cat that you are a feline muse, a cat's poet! Meow.

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  40. Therese,
    Thank you so much! I love cats! Actually I am an animal lover.
    Pamela

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