Artful Dodger Of Seriousness

A Cat Tale.....

This Artful Dodger of Seriousness
Was emotionally scant and an Egotist.
Lost in self....exclusively!
Into the mirror, he'd mew...'Oh, dearest ME! '

The aromatic lure of bits of Catnip
Was his only crave, till he slipped
Into the role of a Love Sick Drudge
For a willowy cat...'Miss Divinity Fudge.'

Enslaved in awe of this Feline Fatale
He counted the days up until...
Her Birthday Day was nigh - just a breath away!
' I'll be quick! ' mewed HE - (The King of DeLay.)

Whimsical pondering, while licking his paws,
Dawned an idea for retractable claws.
He raced to a canvass of discarded wood.
To carve a scene - that matched his mood.

With a s-w-i-s-h of his tail...1 - 2 - 3
He painted the background, smartly.
The yellow gold hue of a Honey Bee.
Shining like neon - fluorescently!

His talons etched with accuracy.
Like Picasso, he scratched, cubically.
A path appeared. Then, tall Oak Trees.
Created by a scurry - of Claw Activity.

In berry juice, his paws were dipped,
Onto the canvass, he danced and skipped.
Along the path, pebbles were strewn,
While paw-prints became...Garlands in Bloom!

A Heavenly archway, he did draw
With agility in...his extended claw.
Adorned with petals, attached lovingly
With needles from an Evergreen Tree.

Catnip was glued - strategically
To cover the lawn and atop each tree.
Shadowing was soot, spread thinly.
A blossom of cotton - 'The Finale! '

'A Portrait of Eden', en-wrapped in sunlight!
This noble gift was Divinity's Delight!
A sumptuous kiss. Then, with a p-u-r-r,
Graciously thanked...her ARTful Codger!

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by Judith Driscoll Bryan

Comments (4)

Deanna, this is an absolute masterpiece of creativity! The visual imagery, rhyme, and choice of words are amazing! ! Brian
Deanna...Noticed that evidently I did not rate this Poem the other day...what was i thinkin'? ...Probably lost mindcells, in awe of your work...anyway...i just tenned ya up Lady D.!
DEANNA..YOU ARE INDEED BOTH WITTY & CRAFTY...I'M STILL WAITING FOR MORE OF YOUR WORK, AS IT IS IN ENJOYABLE READ IN TRUE TO ENSCONCE MYSELF IN SUCH FINE CRAFTSMAB YOUR...FRANK
Deanna This is just grilliant. I am going to print this off and put it amonst my cat poems. I am Cat mad and as for cat mint I can't grow it quick enough.I will tell you a story when I get time, about Billy The Cat Mint JUNKY you have given me great inspitation here. Thankyou for sharing this poem with me/your poems are Awesome. cheers Sylvie