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Catastrophe

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
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Fair to middlin'


0 posted 02-14-2018 05:10 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

My muse isnít amused at 2:00 in the morning.
Sheís used to seeing me at 3:00.
She wasnít up and at Ďem oozing inspiration.
We both wondered why Iím awake at that ungodly hour.
I blamed the cat because she wanted to go out.
To be more accurate, the silly cat just wanted
the door opened  so she could look but not go out.
Clock said 2:00, felt like 3:00 so I made coffee.
Did my regular routine with the animals,
hit the chair and went out like a light.
A few days later at 2:00 am the cat is back.
This time she is beside me kneading the covers
wanting me to scratch her back and ears.
She gets all four paws a going and she dances
her way backwards all the way up to my pillow.
I try to give her a sleepy scratch that slows her down,
but I fall asleep and she is back at it, tail in my face.
I lay her down to make her stop and fall asleep again.
Only to be awakened once more by the incessant kneading.
We repeat this scenario several times.
Finally so frustrated, I push her off the bed.
At 2:30 am on the dot, I am jolted out of my sleep
by the cat leaping on to me from the dresser.
Scared the holy moly out of me!
I get up wide awake and go make coffee.
On autopilot I take care of the animals
and  sit down to check out Piptalk.
Iím just sure Iíll catch a few winks before 5:00 am.
Iím as wrong as the cat is a pain in my arce.
I get sleepy when itís time to get ready to go.
Then my eyelids were like two lead curtains
I had to drag around all day.
But I made it through despite
the catastrophe of the night before.

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Bluesy Socrateaser
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since 11-07-2002
Posts 1471
In The Mirror


1 posted 02-14-2018 12:55 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Tom the Cat (which is what I call him) used to do that too, and still would if he got the chance. I just don't let him sleep.
I usually don't go down until after 3 am, so when I see him trying to get som Zzz's, I wake him by making scratching sounds myself.
What really stirs him up is when I drop a water bottle cap! He loves to play hockey!

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
Posts 8747
Fair to middlin'


2 posted 02-15-2018 09:04 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Mizz Kitty loves to attack Dennis' boot laces after her morning lap time with me. They are heavy Harley boots and she will act all big and bad and wrestle them. ~L
ethome
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since 05-14-2000
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New Brunswick Canada


3 posted 02-15-2018 11:42 AM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

I certainly got a chuckle out of this one Lori.

Love how your mind worked on the title.
Funny what the first three letters of
CATastrophe spell.

Eric

true love never looks after it's own interests

 
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