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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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Amazing how you weave words and imagery. Very lighthearted poem with wonderful imagery.

Posted 11 Months Ago


 Relic

11 Months Ago

Thank you Sami. :)
Sami Khalil

11 Months Ago

You are welcome.
Loved the imagery.
Your words took me to that garden in that night!


Posted 11 Months Ago


 Relic

11 Months Ago

Thank you Jyoti. :)
I love cats, and I really enjoyed this poem. Wonderful, detailed, with beautiful imagery!

Posted 11 Months Ago


 Relic

11 Months Ago

Thank you Gayle. :)
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Devils Gambol
Why am I drown to her? I could lose everything. I don't know her. She's deadly. Zeus won't be happy...
This was lighthearted to me. I have a calico and they are fierce, playful creatures. I love the lines "He's ready to spring/like a bullet on the lawn". Anyone who has had a cat will know exactly what this is, haha. Wonderfully done.

~Luna

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

Thanks very much Luna. :)
You made cats sound so beautiful and poetic. My cat is currently sleeping behind my laptop as I'm writing this and I never noticed how much he reminds me of a king too. You pick up on great detail, I love the way you describe things, great job!

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

Well, don't wake the puddy cat, he's/she's enjoying your company, I'm sure. :)
Cat lover here.... I Love it !!!

Calico King..... indeed !

Did enjoy....

Jazzy

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

:) Thank you Jazzy.
J. J.  Nightingale

1 Year Ago

You are welcome..
As a fellow cat lover,I throughly enjoyed this poem. :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

Thank you Raven.
This is so lovely. I love this cat, of which you speakn

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

Thanks very much.
Aloha relic, loved this! A poem as slinky as the subject, you captured his personality purrfectly. Great read. Izzy

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

haha, thank you very much Izzy. :)
Island Hippy

1 Year Ago

You're welcome
Absolutely love this tribute to your "Calico King". Especially the second verse- both poem and cat in feline motion... love the "kibbles package" signal. Hail to the King! You know, I think I heard his "war cry" last night!:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

I've heard war cries many times o the side of my yard. Problem is, they're not my cats. :)
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Annette Pisano-Higley

1 Year Ago

Maybe they're your calico King's loyal subjects paying tribute!
 Relic

1 Year Ago

Yes, maybe the jesters are holding court too. ha

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