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Cats and Dogs........................#1

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Balladeer
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0 posted 12-01-1999 08:55 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer




They knew when they met they were not quite the same
They cursed Mother Nature and gave her the blame,
But a love burned within
The expanse of their skin
And they vowed they could win,
Overcoming all that ....
Though he, yes, he was a dog, you see
And she was a fluffy cat.

So he tried to learn how to purr
and she tried to learn how to bark
And she tried to learn how to bury a bone
While he tried to see in the dark
And their method of mating
Was SO devastating
Forever creating
An unending spat .... -
For he, yes, he was a dog, you see
Ans she was a fluffy cat.

There are rules, it is known, that are written
By the movement of Destiny's pen
That apply to all puppies and kittens
As well as some women and men
And, ignoring these laws
Bring out dangerous flaws
Often fatal because
It's an unbending fact........

That an eagle can't swim
And a whale can't fly
And we can't change our natures,
As hard as we try.
He was a dog and she was a cat
And that's all there is to that.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-01-1999 09:49 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Some people have to learn the hard way! Great poem, Balladeer! Loved it!

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Denise

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2 posted 12-01-1999 09:49 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Are you saying men and women are as well suited for each other as a dog and cat? LOL. Well done, 'Deer one... it brought back memories of my childhood dog and "his" cat... he hated most cats and would kill them... but slept with Smokey curled up within his paws... thanks for the smiles.
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3 posted 12-01-1999 10:05 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

this is too true.

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I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

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4 posted 12-01-1999 10:07 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

What a comparison. True though, just like the difference of night and day.
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Polar opposites have the strongest attraction...even in nature. Are you saying you've dated outside your species? I know I have. Some of them were real cats and I of course a real dog. Bravo, Bal!

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I could learn how to bark!
Elizabeth
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ROFLMBO! Somehow I want to say.."Been there, done that" Good one, thought the style is a departure from your regulat rhythmatic flow.

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From "The Outlaw Josey Wales": "Dyin' ain't much of a livin' boy".
and..."A close second is a poor finish, in a fight to the Death".
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8 posted 12-01-1999 12:24 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Denise...Sadly that is so true.
Suthern..It's always nice to make you smile
Saxoness..Yes, it is. Thank you.
Dovey...Night and day it is sometimes.
RSevans..I HAVE dated outside my species but always remained true to my canine heritage.
Elizabeth...and you could make me purr!
Gunslinger..Nobody likes to be completely predictable!

Thank you all!
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I know I should have my own copy of this, but someone is slacking *lolol*...great poem and yep, the differences in men and women can be maddening but create some great sparks
Lynn
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10 posted 12-01-1999 02:43 PM       View Profile for Lynn   Email Lynn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynn

I liked this a lot. It made me smile. And I thought about the time my cat took in 3 stray puppies and took care of them as if they were her own.

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11 posted 12-01-1999 03:28 PM       View Profile for Willem   Email Willem   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Willem

Ayayayai! This one is funny, true, wise and beautiful, all at the same time. My beloved
"one and only ever" and I almost laughed our
heads off reading it, forgetting for a few
precious moments our own doggie/kitty feuds.
Thank you for this treat!

Willem

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12 posted 12-01-1999 07:06 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
You have the heart of a dog
And the mind of a cat.
And that's all there is to that.
Loved the poem.
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Bal: What can I say....some Dogs are real bitches and some bitches are real Dogs, likewise some Fluffy cats are really cute and some will scratch your eyes out...all depends on the treatment, now, give me a saucer of milk and I'll purr all night long, show me the catflap though and I'll weave myself in and out of your legs all night long..

Made me smile but I shan't tell why

HUSG

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Did you ever see that cartoon, "CatDog"?
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15 posted 12-01-1999 09:23 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Balladeer, I loved this, so wise and whimsical poem.
 
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