Damned Foolishness In The Balkans

The Balkans may not be worth the bones
of a single Pomeranian grenadier, but

cats are not much for Pomeranians anyway.

They do not care for your cause,
they do not show up to vote.
They do not seize the means of production
and do not care about class struggle, because

they know themselves superior.

Cats do not care about damned foolishness in the Balkans,
nor your schedule 
nor your needs.

They live by their own (laser) lights,
but if you want to storm the cannery in Belgrade,
summon them by electric opener and they'll
talk turkey (or tuna) but marching in formation is off the table 

(along with your papers and everything else)
from the start.

for Sunday Muse #65.

Source material is two quotes by Otto von Bismarck, as follows:

"The Balkans aren't worth the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier."


"If there is ever another war in Europe, it will be because of some damn foolish thing in the Balkans."


Sherry Blue Sky said…
I LOVE the quotes, and where they took you. I wish I could find quotes like that! Hilarious.
Carrie Van Horn said…
Love it Shay....you have got cats nailed for sure! I too love the quotes! Puuurfection!!
Cloudia said…
You are in fine form!
robkistner said…
This is great Shay - love the edge... and cats definitely do not march in formation!
robkistner said…
BTW, loved the cat pic! Started writing my poem tonight with a cat’s attitude, and just went off! Loved it!
Susie Clevenger said…
Love this.. I is so "cat." Giggles..Great stuff!
tonispencer said…
Cats mos def do not walk in lockstep, or formation, or in any type of line. And no, they do not care.
C. Sandlin said…
The cat looks like it might have shoved the Balkans right off the map. Just because. :) Love this poem!
Hilarious, Shay. Clever. Love the quote,a spud the sound of the can opener!