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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Bookends (01/30/14)

TITLE: Kitty Kareers
By Virginia Bliss
02/05/14


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Should ever I suffer cessation
Of my comfy housecat situation,
I’d search monster.com
And scan Jobs CD Rom,
In search of career creation.



Luxury hotel posts position
For cat as a welcome addition.
Wealthy guests will spend sums
For bed warmers and chums.
Cat rentals are now a tradition.



Churches and breweries seek kitties.
Museums in all of the cities
And grocers agree---
Hire cats---that’s the key.
Even cats to serve on committees.

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Artist’s model, ship’s cat, dust mop, doormat,
Movie star, mascot, mousetrap, salescat,
Witch’s assistant---(weird!)
Mayor, alarm clock…..…..beard…...?
Foot warmer, actor, service cat, fur hat.


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Opportunities endless, I see.
But the one that is perfect for me.
The job I envision;
Yes, that’s my decision.
A bookend---that’s just what I’ll be.



The feline form’s often reputed,
And most say it’s very well suited
To grace books in your homes
Or collections of poems.
It’s indeed I say undisputed.



Would a Longhair and I make a pair?
Or pal with a plump British Shorthair?
Or perhaps a Ragdoll
Would be best of all.
Or bookend with a Rex debonair?



If paired with a gleaming black panther
I’d engage in my sparkling banter.
If he would but permit,
I’d display all my wit.
But could I expect him to anther? *



Paired with a pontifical Persian,
Would I long for an alternate version?
Chummed with a charming Chartreux,
Would I wish too, to be blue?
Or yen for escape and diversion?



If twinned with a Turkish Angora
Would I dream of a Sphynx from Andorra?
If I matched with a Manx
Would I gladly give thanks ?
Or consider it quite a plethora?



If matched with a regal Siamese
Would I long for a chatty Burmese?
Buddy with a Bengal?
Birman for a friend-pal?
Or duet with a sweet Balinese?

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I’m raggin’ with a RagaMuffin,
Persian’s got me all a’puffin’,
Cavortin’ with a Calico,
Mau from New Mexico,
They’ve got me all a’fluffin’!
;-)

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I pause in my fanciful story
And reflect as I take inventory.
I’ve a fabulous gig!
Yes, I’m dancing a jig!
Lordly housecat is surely my glory!

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AUTHOR’S NOTES:

* Courtesy of Ogden Nash “If called by a panther---don’t anther.”


Cat Breeds:
http://www.acfacat.com/breeders_directory.htm


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Yannick Ford02/07/14
Loved it! Very amusing and the sense of rhythm is great too.
Colin Swann02/08/14
Wow!! What a quirky piece. Thanks for the enjoyable read. Puuuurrrfect!
Danielle King 02/08/14
Great rhythm, bouncy and fun read. Also very clever!
Brenda Rice 02/10/14
I don't often comment on poems, but this is so clever and humorous.

Well done. Thanks for sharing.
Ellen Carr 02/11/14
I enjoyed your creative take on the topic and your amusing verse. I like the idea of cats sitting as bookends too. Well done!
Linda Goergen02/11/14
Very cute and clever take on the topic. Such a fun read as my mind envisioned all the bookends
CD Swanson 02/13/14
Congratulations!

God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/13/14
Congratulations on ranking 1st in your level and 14 overall! The highest rankings can be found on the message boards.