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My cats are the unfortunate pawns

in a display of power.

Chess match tactics;

the King and the Knights

lay down the law

and barricade the door.

The more I protest

the more entrenched

are the views.

The fact that they are still outside

after more than five years

puts me in my place

of the lowest of low.

I want to be with them?

Then go to the shed.

It’s their bad luck to

become pets of

the ineffective,

unvalued and insignificant


within this


Submitted: January 17, 2020

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Mike S.

Don't blame yourself, Hull

Tue, January 21st, 2020 6:32pm


I think I have to really, Mike. Thanks for reading.

Tue, January 21st, 2020 10:37am

Sue Harris

I think cats, more than dogs, can adapt to a life outside because of their independent nature. However, I know that, like me, you care for the well being of animals, and it must pull at your heart strings to think of them trying to keep warm and dry in bad weather. I think the exact opposite applies here, anyone who could deny a domestic pet a warm place to shelter, is the lowest of the low!

Tue, January 21st, 2020 7:15pm


Thanks for reading this, Sue.

Wed, January 22nd, 2020 12:09pm


If the cats have decided it's you they own, they will have their reasons.

Tue, January 21st, 2020 7:45pm


I guess. Thanks, Adam.

Wed, January 22nd, 2020 12:12pm


If they can explore to their content, they will find somewhere cosy, as long as they are allowed to leave the back yard. If anything, they need to be allowed to take action on their own wellbeing :)

Mon, November 16th, 2020 11:54am


Oh, don't worry. They have as much freedom as they want. And plenty of warm places to shelter.

Wed, November 18th, 2020 11:51am


Everyone feels guilty about something unless you can't feel anything

Mon, November 16th, 2020 11:59am


True. Thanks for reading.

Wed, November 18th, 2020 11:50am


Cats are way more adapted to the weather outside than dogs. I think dogs are more of a domesticated animal, while cats are more suitable to outdoor life. You will know that the cats own you when you turn into Crazy Cat Lady from The Simpsons lol.

A great read. I'm finally making progress with this book of dark poetry.

Sat, January 16th, 2021 11:51pm


I think everyone around here thinks that is just what I am, Dexter. Especially the 'crazy' bit. I still feel bad when they sit on the outside of the window looking in.

Fri, January 22nd, 2021 10:57am

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