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EEK! A Black Cat!
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Janice Canerdy


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What's wrong with these people tonight?
They're screaming I gave them a fright.
"A black cat!" they shriek,
 but only last week
 they held me; I purred with delight.

These neighborhood kids are so weird.
On Halloween night I am feared.
The rest of the time,
my life is sublime.
To all of them, I've been endeared.

It soon will be November First,
and I'll be  no longer accursed.
I'll hear, "Look at that,
a beautiful cat!"
Man! Halloween night is the worst.

 

© by Janice Canerdy.
Used here with the author's permission.

 


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Janice Canerdy is a retired high school English teacher from Potts Camp, Mississippi. She has been writing poetry since childhood and has had poems published in many magazines and anthologies. Janice, who enjoys church life and being involvedin church activities, is in the process of having a book published by Christian Faith Publishing. Time spent with her grandchildren is special to her; she plays a key role in their lives, as they do in hers. Janice's first book, Expressions of Faith (Christian Faith Publishing) will be out in 2017.

 



 

 


Post New Comment:
barbsteff:
Clever. Whoever thought of it from the point of view of the black cat!?!
Posted 10/31/2016 12:52 PM
Michael:
Well done Janice. What a delight!
Posted 10/31/2016 10:15 AM
Jean :D:
My mother told me her aunt always had a black cat, the only cat(s) my mom ever liked. Wish she was here, a poet herself, to read this fun poem.
Posted 10/31/2016 08:25 AM
cork:
I love the rhyme schemes and the cat's point of view.
Posted 10/31/2016 07:45 AM
Katrina:
I love it!
Posted 10/31/2016 05:20 AM
Newf:
What a wonderful way to start the day. A chuckle with my morning coffee. Cleverly written.🎃👻🙀👏😹
Posted 10/31/2016 04:36 AM
rhonasheridan:
Poor, poor cats - From now on I shall give black cats an extra cuddle! I loved this little poem of unexpected thought.
Posted 10/31/2016 02:56 AM


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