No Fear

The feline lies supine anywhere he pleases
whether it’s on the table where we dine,
in the middle of a silky luxurious bed
or lofty down pillows where we lay our head.

He cares not for any of our house rules
nor does he expect the least affection,
unless he, the king is willing and ready
to glance with indifference in our direction.

His regal stance is one of royalty
and he shows no ounce of fealty
to the cat- scratched hand that feeds him
for we, but mere humans are here to serve
his every waking need and catnip dream pleasures.

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: I used to have cats but I currently am without one. This has made me long for them again. They are such amazing creatures!

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42 Comments on “No Fear

  1. ah ye…..we are but mere humans in the perception of cats….especially the cat that rules the house. To me, they are one of the most aloof animals….and yet they will wake you up by literally sitting on your face! 🙂 LOL

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  2. Great poem! This is exactly how “Dewey” the cat in my book, sees himself. I don’t own any cats either, but I have fallen in love with Dewey, after writing about him.

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  3. Ha! That is plain adorable while being so true. They would come to you at their own leisure when they require affection or simply want to sleep on your lap and leave at their own convenience without batting an eye. I really liked the ‘feline/supine’ and ‘royalty/fealty’ rhymes. 🙂

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  4. I’ve never liked cats too much as a pet but when you study their behaviours and their intelligence it is just so interesting. This poem reminded me of all the times I would see a cat while I was sad and imagine how life must be for them.

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  5. “and he shows no ounce of fealty
    to the cat- scratched hand that feeds him”
    This cracks me up because it’s true. They bring the claws at a whim and you better watch out.

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  6. This is such a stunning write, Linda ❤❤ I have always loved cats and reasonate with “His regal stance is one of royalty.” Indeed 😊

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  7. I got cat-scratch fever just reading this. Cats and dogs, night and day. When our kids were young, we always had both.

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  8. 100% the truth! Meow!
    I kind of wanted your poem to have one additional line and become a sonnet. Befitting of such a majestic creature. 🙂

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