SerendipityA Poem by Norman223
Our Writing Group gave us a challenge this week,
To write about a "A Cat's Eye".
Just this solitary feline ocular.
Was all that they would specify
So I played around for about a minute,
And sketched a plot with a blind cat in it
But abandoned this obvious mawkish mode.
And considered "cat's eyes'*** on a lonely road.
I'd apply this" derivation" to a horror compilation
With a tale of menace, darkness, doom and fear.
But thought I might be criticised, and told that I had plagiarised
An earlier ghostly story - which I'd written just that year.
So I struggled with the subject from several different views,
But, feeling quite abandoned by my fickle fictional Muse.
Gave up -, but then was mentally spurred
To tackling the cryptic Times crossword,
It used the word *Chalcedony* (a word I didn't know)
But I had find it's meaning first, then twist it round, and so,
My search was single minded,and my dictionary defined it
As "Quartz in a microcrystalline state
Also known as onyx and sometimes as agate".
I looked even further, and what did I spy?
It's popular name is - you've guessed it...... CAT'S EYE.
***reflective blocks delineating traffic lanes
© 2016 Norman223
Added on December 29, 2016
Last Updated on December 30, 2016
Essex UK, United Kingdom
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