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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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
A celebrated p***y indeed. You portray the feline features and personality of this particular cat well as he prowls as a wild animal in domestic mode. I have just finished a novelette called Mrs. Pepper's Cats and I found the cat facts fascinating!

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

Well, I wish you the best of luck with your novellette John. Thanks so much for the review. :)
This piece reminded me of a documentary I saw a while back, called the secret life of cats. In it, they got permission from the owners of cats in a village in England, to attach mini cameras and trackers to the cats, over the space of a month. I won't spoil it for you (I think you can see it on youtube), but I'm sure it would shock most to see what they get up to over a period of a month. It really was a great programme.
Great piece here, love the build up of the cat being emporer of all he or she perceives.....until feeding time :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

I saw the documentary. lol It was amazing indeed. I learned a lot from it. Thanks so much for the re.. read more
Lorry

1 Year Ago

You're welcome :)
I'm such a cat person - always having multiples of them in my life. I'd be lost without them. I love this - it speaks to me and made me smile - like a cheshire cat!

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

:) I had two. Very lovable. One would sit on my lap every night. I could have done without the furb.. read more
Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

My pleasure!
I love this. I am a cat person. Brilliant write, friend.

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

Ah, thanks very much SJ.
SJ Mullins

1 Year Ago

You're welcome. :)
well done!! I like it! Long may she reign! cute!

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much for your thoughts. :)
Only a lover of cats could depict such nice images. Well written Tim.

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

I appreciate that, thank you. :)
Yes, indeed. 'As a warrior, he's gallant.' the Calico king! What a very beautiful poem!

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

Thanks very much Aunt Astri. :)
Great Aunt Astri

1 Year Ago

Thank you. And thank you, too.
Wonderfully descriptive, brought a smile....enjoyed very much :) x

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

Thanks so much Raven. :) x

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