Nine Lives


One day you ran away from me.
You dashed between two cars.
With three great leaps you crossed four lanes.
I thanked your lucky stars.

Five dogs behind a six foot fence
you noticed noticed you.
You didn’t see the seven inch gap
that let them slip right through.

Eight inches from your heels they chased;
you couldn’t take much more.
The dogs howled with dismay as you
slammed through your small cat door.

Twas just that morn nine lives you had;
lost eight while on the run.
You scared me nearly half to death.
Now we’re down to half plus one.

JNW’s Halloween Challenge Day 4: Cat

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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9 Responses to Nine Lives

  1. Poor kitty. Lucky kitty.

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    • Maggie C says:

      I think there really is something to the “nine lives” notion. I had a cat that survived a mauling by a raccoon, being shot in the head with a pellet gun, a broken leg (probably hit by a car) which had to be amputated, among a number of other run ins. She lived to a ripe old age.

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  2. Jane says:

    Maggie- very clever! I love the poem format and how you wove the story around it! Haha- had to think a second about the half plus one…😺

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  3. I’m so impressed, what a wonderful poem. Thank you for sharing.

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