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The cat
sat
on the mat
where my guinea pig, Percy
thought 'sabre toothed tiger'
and wheeked for mercy
as climbers on the Nordwand
beseech gods on the Eiger.
In the end unnecessary
for the clown
had sat down 
for a nap.
Not erroneously at all - quite delightful, in fact (that is, after the fact).
Took me a minute to pronounce eiger
(10-05-2016, 06:06 AM)Achebe Wrote: [ -> ]The cat
sat
on the mat
where my guinea pig, Percy
thought 'sabre toothed tiger'
and wheeked for mercy
as climbers on the Nordwand
beseech gods on the Eiger.
In the end unnecessary
for the clown
had sat down 
for a nap.

You nailed it! What more can be said? Just...you need to make me care about it.
Achebe, this is delightful. Big Grin
Not to be confused with the first of A. Bertram Chandler's Three Degrees of Liberty:

This is Liberty Hall!  You can spit on the mat and call the cat a bastard.

This is Liberty Hall!  You can spit on the cat and call the mate a bastard.

This is Liberty Hall!  You can spit on the mate and call the cat a bastard.
(10-05-2016, 09:16 AM)cvanshelton Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-05-2016, 06:06 AM)Achebe Wrote: [ -> ]The cat
sat
on the mat
where my guinea pig, Percy,
thought 'sabre toothed tiger'
and wheeked for mercy         I also wheeked for mercy after reading this prosaic padded sentence disguised as a poem.
as climbers on the Nordwand
beseech gods on the Eiger.
In the end unnecessary
for the clown
had sat down 
for a nap.

You nailed it! What more can be said? Just...you need to make me care about it.
(10-05-2016, 11:56 AM)zorcas Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-05-2016, 09:16 AM)cvanshelton Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-05-2016, 06:06 AM)Achebe Wrote: [ -> ]The cat
sat
on the mat
where my guinea pig, Percy,
thought 'sabre toothed tiger'
and wheeked for mercy         I also wheeked for mercy after reading this prosaic padded sentence disguised as a poem.
as climbers on the Nordwand
beseech gods on the Eiger.
In the end unnecessary
for the clown
had sat down 
for a nap.

You nailed it! What more can be said? Just...you need to make me care about it.

How did you learn to write?
Let me guess - affirmative action!
speaking of cats---

The cat sat at the back door
thinking--
what about?

He just sat and stared
then turned and said
"me out"
(10-09-2016, 06:25 AM)Mark A Becker Wrote: [ -> ]speaking of cats---

The cat sat at the back door
thinking--
what about?

He just sat and stared
then turned and said
"me out"

Ah - the old "meowed" pun! Welcome back, Mark.