Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Hungry Pussycat

The cat who ate Minnesota
Made a sandwich from both the Dakotas,
Then started in on Wisconsin
From room service at the Algonquin.

This naughty cat
Proceeded to bat
Iowa into Wyoming;
Then ate Missouri
In quite a hurry
After a careful de-boning.

Milwaukee was next to go down the hatch
But she kindly avoided Chicago;
Hats off to a kitty who understands
What to eat and what not to.

Her thirst she did slake
With several Great Lakes
And for afters, a bit of Ohio;
Come back later this week
When she's liable to sneak
A large chunk of Athens and Cairo.

__________

for One Shot Wednesday

54 comments:

Brian Miller said...

bwahaha...love it shay...that is some cat...and sometimes it pays to be finiky...smiles. great one shot!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So much fun! Made me smile! Especially "understands what to eat and what not to".....

signed...bkm said...

she ate my Minn-e-sot-a....what will I drink with my chips....I quess I will drink her milk...since she ate all the Wisconson Cheese...bkm

Desert Rose said...

the perfect cat it is..haha, very impressive! creative as always shay..loved your imagination here..hats off ;)

Carrie Burtt said...

Shay this wonderful poem is awesome...brilliant fun...i love it!
:-)

willow said...

Ohio does make a nice dessert.

Cloudia said...

Anything but trite!

Joyous nonsense DELIGHT!

From the mind of my gal pal...


This is almost as good as having friends in 'real time.' :)



Feline Aloha from Honolulu

Comfort Spiral

Cloudia said...

Oh! and that kitschy kitty pic disarms well to begin... heh heh

Caribbean said...

Just poking around through the One Shot Wednesday poems and came upon your piece. Awesomely enjoyable poem. I love the way you manipulate imagery to clarify the message of the poem. Thanks for submitting and keep writing.

crb.

Caty said...

this was so much fun to read! Very clever too. Hey, are you sure you haven't my mischievous cat??

gospelwriter said...

I like this so much, whimsical, clever, and well written - great one shot!

Beachanny said...

I see you (too) have a most excellent cat with quite a healthy appetite. Eating his way through America you'd think he was watching Guy Fieri's Drive-ins, Diners & Dives. What does he drive a corvette? --a cat taking Route 66 heading West. I love it! Gay (@beachanny)

ellen abbott said...

I'm waiting for my cat to come in from her prowlings.

TALON said...

Stripey is on his way to guard the border because he says no one but him is allowed to feast on Canada!

Loved it, Shay! Had me giggling!

steveroni said...

Funny-Funny! And I'm glad to know what NOT to eat--Chicago...

Excellent "One Shot"

dustus said...

Hi Shay. LOL the cat seems set on eating America. hilarious

Riot Kitty said...

Sounds like something Earl Grey would attempt...

Steve said...

Cute, clever, cat-true.

Wild Rose said...

Hilarious Shay...can i borrow this cat why does it make me think of Garfield haha :)

adventuresinpoesy said...

Hilarious! I will have to read this one to my daughter. :) R

Shashi said...

Reminded me of the Hurricane Katarina... Liked reading the way you painted the path of destruction... was it about the same...

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
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Ben Langhinrchs said...

Oh, I have two cats who eat like that, or it feels like. Very clever and entertaining.

Fireblossom said...

Shashi, you can't possibly be serious.

Shashi said...

I was enjoying the poetry and the phonetics of cat reminded me of KAT. Just twisted it to see some reaction to it.. ofcourse, I was kidding...;-)

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

Lynn said...

Oh good - no southeast eating yet. We'll be on the lookout. :)

senderupwords said...

This is a lot of fun. Love and Light, Sender

Patience said...

sounds like a cat i know...

gautami tripathy said...

I enjoyed!

ode to un-punctuated verses

joanny said...

Clever, witty poem, cats can be like that though, or so it seems with my tow kitties -- who the dog gives them a wide berth, for he is wondering if he will be dessert.

Fun, one stop,

Joanny
http://thedowsersdaughter.blogspot.com/

Jingle said...

what a cute and pleasant read.

beautiful spirits,
stunning sentiments.

Claudia said...

oh wow - love it - and i'm glad she kindly avoided Chicago..because i have never been there and it's a place i still want to visit...

Daryl said...

this was such fun to read and re-read and re-read again ...

mac said...

I had a dg once that ate the entire history of Europe... I damn near failed that class. You try telling a teacher "My dog ate my book", see what happens

Eric Alder said...

Well, if the kitty drank enough water from the Great Lakes, invasive species (as well as the native ones) won't be a problem for Michigan anymore.

Leo said...

LOL.. what a cat! :D hahaha! does she have a name, Fireblossom?

My One Shot

La Belette Rouge said...

Hello, Kitty! I understand a cat has needs. And so you needed a few states to fill up on. Don't let anyone tell you that your needs or hungers are too much. I do thank you for avoiding Chicago. So thoughtful of you. It is my hunch that Athens, Greece would taste better than Athens, Georgia.
LOVE this. LOVE the way your mind works. And I LOVE that the first thing I read this morning was your comment and it made me laugh. Thank you, lovely you, for being my friend!
xoxo

Scarlet Ily said...

Brilliant writing, my friend! This is one I could read over and over as it puts a smile on my face.

Mama Zen said...

You rule, chica! No doubt.

Suz said...

Kitty is smart to avoid chicago
It's rotten

loved this
I have a finicky bunch

Glynn said...

I'm glad she left Chicago -- even if live in eaten-up Missouri. Nice one.

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

keeping out of New England I see...
smart kitty :)

I do enjoy your poetry Shay, it's so free spirited and fung to hang out with.

Rene

tuberider said...

Cats can be hard to trust, especially with food.

KB said...

Fun OS. Love the quote re head taken off, on the side of your blog :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

That's a funny cat. Nice job Shay.
xo jj

liv2write2day said...

How fun...I love it. There goes the midwest!!!

Lydia said...

Hey Shay! This is a cutie (I love anything having to do with cats.)

There is a blog award for you over at my blog. :)

Pete Marshall said...

well as long as she doesnt slurp the pond dry and then start on the UK!!!..thanks for bringing this joy to One Shot...cheers Pete

kavisionz said...

Hah!! That's one helluva clever cat, Shay!! But then they were always known to be the cleverer of the lot! Wish we were too! :)

Neat One Shot !

razzamadazzle said...

This must be the cat rumored to travel with Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox! Very clever and cute.

Teresa

PattiKen said...

I love a funny poem now and then, and this just hit the spot, Shay. Like chocolate and caramel sauce, one can enjoy only so much gooey love before it begins to cloy.

moondustwriter said...

Shay - you always know how to the paint the town. Well in this case have the town eaten.

moon giggles

Thanks for the One Shot my friend

Mojo said...

Oh I do hope she spared Frances MacDormand when she took out Minnesota.

Helen said...

#5 ... Missouri and Minnesota, I won't miss living in either. Go Kitty!

Lydia said...

I loved this the first time! Am dutifully following your seven Mosts post (and enjoying myself immensely).