A Calico Drifter

A Calico Drifter

A Poem by Relic

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Her silky mixed form stalks the garden at night
with tiny emerald eyes that glow.

Confident but Cautious, she'll sleuth and slink;
she'll hide and she'll think, and hardly blink.

She reigns over kingdoms of rose bush hideouts,
garden rock parapets, fortified fences. 

Mice...she dispenses. 
Intruders...she commences.

As a warrior, she's gallant with war cries that warn
each opponent, this yard is off limits.

And she's ready to leap 'cross the lawn like a bullet 
when the bell for her buffet is rung.

She's ever so playful, ever so cuddly...
This Calico Queen...long may she reign. 

© 2018 Relic



Author's Note

 Relic
I've been told a calico cat is normally female. :D

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Very nicely done and vividly sets the scene.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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 Relic

1 Month Ago

Thank you, grimfukle. I appreciate the read.
I loved this very descriptive tale of a calico cat. prowling after dark. And their habitat and parts they rule.

Posted 2 Months Ago


 Relic

2 Months Ago

Thank you, Dee.
Yes. Less than one percent of calico cats are male, and they are normally sterile. That aside, nice poem. I could see her plain as day by your description

Posted 2 Months Ago


 Relic

2 Months Ago

I'm happy you could, Lyn, thanks. :)
Delightful portrait of this feline on the prowl. Well done!

Posted 4 Months Ago


 Relic

4 Months Ago

Thank you very much, Bob
Loved your A Calico Drifter. I am an incurable cat lover. Perfect poem for the purrfect pet! A poster worthy picture!

Posted 7 Months Ago


 Relic

7 Months Ago

Thanks very much, Mrudula.
Very enjoyable. I love the words and the wonderful illustration. Conjures strong imagery and sets a mood of nocturnal adventure for this special cat. Reminds me of "Prissy", a cat I once owned.

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

Thanks for stopping by Sam, glad you liked it. :)
This is truly the cat's meow.Wonderful description of a backyard eden,from a cats wily eye.Imagry is everything and I felt it flowing as I pounced along.Very nice flow right down to the hiccup that needs paint.

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

Thanks workscot. :)
I really really REALLY like this poem. The beauty mixed with the charm of that bit about the fence needing a coat of paint... the IMAGERY... this poem just makes me so happy. It's so good that I sent a screenshot to a friend of mine. He liked it too.

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

I'm glad to hear that, thank you. :)
Oh wow.
Reign of the Calico cat was portrayed beautifully. My mind drifted to the image you have selected. And yes, it's beautiful how you have depicted it.
Enjoyed reading it.

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

hank you Nerdy. :)
Ghania

1 Year Ago

Pleasure :)
Oh Relic, this is a beautifully painted piece of writing. Your words took me by the hand and led me through the garden where The Calico Queen reigns!

Your words along with the picture that you've selected to enhance this piece are exquisite ~ thanks for sharing them with us.

Blessings, 🙏
~ hsg

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

Thanks very much heaven. :)
heavenscentgirl1

1 Year Ago

It was my pleasure Sir.

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