Friday, September 21, 2007

Zorro

What do you do
when you’re created without a tail?
Obviously, you become a cat;
a cat named Zorro, furry, black and white.

It must’ve been hard
to grow up without a tail to chase, but
what foul air missed in swishes and twitches,
ears and long stretches made up with scratches.

To sleep forever for pearly white teeth,
is one way to slip out without saying goodbye.
But, you left everything cluttered with tears, now
your memory will have to clean up this mess.

( For my sister who just lost her cat)

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks,sweetie... Zorro could have no better tribute than a poem by his favorite uncle..As always, your abliity to write about any subject amazes me and makes me so proud of you..I love you..LA

Anonymous said...

You would think a former teacher could spell ability, wouldn't you...I will blame it on my faulty keyboard...LA

Janice Thomson said...

I love the last lines in this Pat!
May Zorro rest in peace.

Masago said...

Zorro, what a great name. I like this one.

Katie McKenna said...

What a sweet tribute!

floots said...

a fine tribute
which will move any cat person
(such as myself)
thank you

NINANINA said...

oh this is great tribute to zorro. Need a cat portrait ? Always a pleasure to visit the garden of fire. NINA

Anonymous said...

that was sweet!



jan

tongue in cheek said...

Zorro sweet rest.

polona said...

a lovely tribute.
rest in peace, zorro!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

this reminds me of something my younger daughter said about tails last night. Not appropriate to print it here, though. :)

Don Iannone said...

Beautiful tribute. I can relate to this, Pat. Very nicely done. Don

dsnake1 said...

r.i.p. , zorro.

thanks for sharing this moving story.

disillussioned_me said...

Sweet...may zorro rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Very good Pat, a good tribute to the masked cat.

Bill

Reflekshins said...

hats off to zorro
shine on you crazy diamond

Bill said...

Nice sense of the cat comes across. You do pretty well with the human, too.

sage said...

Nice poem, Zorro sounds like quite a cat

C said...

Sorry for her loss but your poem is priceless.

bre32 said...

LA was right, beautifully done, and sweet

gautami tripathy said...

Great tribute for Zorro.

Hopeyour sister is alright.

Rax said...

a wonderful tribute. the first line really fits... and is emotionally loaded for me. Happy to be back reading your posts again. I see i have quite the backlog :)

Katie McKenna said...

ok,,, enough already! Get back here and post!'

cheers!

Anna said...

I wrote poems about my cats when they died, when I was little, but I lost those poems.

My worst memories are about lost cats. I still get teary eyed and my throat tenses up if I think about them.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

What a beautiful poem, I still have a little sad piece inside for each of my lost cats. The last stanza is really so moving. You've captured his character and all the emotions so sucsinctly