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The End of the Raven- by Edgar Allen Poe's Cat

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Mistikman
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0 posted 03-18-2000 02:03 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mistikman

On a night quite unenchanting, when the rain was downward slanting,
I awakened to the ranting of the man I catch mice for.
Tipsy and a bit unshaven, in a tone I found quite craven,
Poe was talking to a Raven perched above the chamber door.
"Raven's very tasty," thought I, as I tiptoed o'er the floor,
      "There is nothing I like more"

Soft upon the rug I treaded, calm and careful as I headed
Towards his roost atop that dreaded bust of Pallas I deplore.
While the bard and birdie chattered, I made sure that nothing clattered,
Creaked, or snapped, or fell, or shattered, as I crossed the corridor;
For his house is crammed with trinkets, curios and wierd decor -
      Bric-c-brac and junk galor

Still the Raven never fluttered, standing stock-still as he uttered,
In a voice that shrieked and sputtered, his two cents' worth -
      "Nevermore."

While this dirge the birdbrain kept up, oh, so silently I crept up,
Then I crouched and quickly lept up, pouncing on the feathered bore.
Soon he was a heap of plumage, and a little blood and gore -
      Only this and not much more.

"Oooo!" my pickeled poet cried out, "Pussycat, it's time I dried out!
Never sat I in my hideout talking to a bird before;
How I've wallowed in self-pity, while my gallant, valiant kitty
Put and end to that damned ditty" - then I heard him start to snore.
Back atop the door I clambered, eyed that statue I abhor,
     Jumped - and smashed it on the floor.


I wish I had written this, but I didnt     It pleased me so much in reading it, however, I just -HAD- to share it with all of you    



[This message has been edited by Mistikman (edited 03-18-2000).]
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1 posted 03-18-2000 02:12 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

LMAO!!! That was great! Thanks for sharing it!  

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
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2 posted 03-18-2000 03:05 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

....and I was getting ready to tell you that you had become my favorite poet of all time!!!! Thanks for sharing this terrific piece  
Ravenlearns2fly
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3 posted 03-18-2000 03:11 PM       View Profile for Ravenlearns2fly   Email Ravenlearns2fly   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ravenlearns2fly

oh oh!! Good thing I learned how to fly!!!
Loved this I really needed a laugh right now. perfect
Raven I mean um oh nicky ya thats it nicky

 
Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 03-18-2000 04:01 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thanks for sharing, what a joy to read
Liz
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5 posted 03-18-2000 04:26 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Sooo good!
"While this dirge the birdbrain kept up, oh, so silently I crept up,
Then I crouched and quickly lept up, pouncing on the feathered bore.
Soon he was a heap of plumage, and a little blood and gore -
      Only this and not much more."

This is just sooo good!

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6 posted 03-18-2000 07:02 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

LOL..too funny! Wish I'd written that!
INclan
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7 posted 03-18-2000 07:07 PM       View Profile for INclan   Email INclan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for INclan

Thanx...I needed a good laugh.

Only this and nothing more...

INclan
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8 posted 03-18-2000 07:13 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Absolutely hilarious!!!! Thanks for laugh. Now I'd better go see what my cat is up to.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

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mariee66
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9 posted 03-18-2000 07:18 PM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66

Being the Poe fan that I am~
I find this quite amusing Mistikman~
Why have I never read this before~
Hark the fan-- tell me more!~

(In other words who did write it?)

Marie~


 "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind." The Bard

JamesMichael
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10 posted 03-18-2000 07:23 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Destined to become a classic...I wonder who did write this...such a creative piece of writing to look at this from the cats perspective.        James
Mistikman
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11 posted 03-18-2000 08:28 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

Well geeze, I dont get these kinda responses to my own poetry, heh. In response to mariee66, I dont know who wrote it   When I got ahold of it all it had for an author was Edgar Allen Poe's Cat. I would love to know who wrote it, so I could congratulate them, but alas.... Thanks for so many responses to something that isnt mine, heh, would be nice if you guys checked out my work next  
Marilyn
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12 posted 03-18-2000 09:43 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Thanks for sharing this Travis. It was a great piece of writing.   Now about the checking out of your work...I do!! Please continue to send me the url's so I don't miss something.  
mariee66
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13 posted 03-18-2000 09:50 PM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66

Drats! ~
How I was looking forward to the tapping ~
My fingers softly drumming keys left napping~
To a website you left mapping~
well... you get  it...
Loved it... promise to read some of yours.
  


 "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind." The Bard

WhtDove
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14 posted 03-19-2000 12:03 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Sorry it took me so long to get around to it! But I'm glad I did, this was a piece of work!

LOL, thanks for sharing this!!
 
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