Suck on that, Baudelaire. Now this is what I call real, heartfelt poetry. Cats had the need of explaining themselves, of sharing their thoughts and feelings through these amazing poems. Outstanding work, honestly.
One of my favorites was:
WHY ARE YOU SCREAMING?Why are you screaming?What did I do wrong?Why are you crying?How can I make it right?Would you like it in a different color?Would you like it in a different size?Would you like it in a different room?I just wanted to show my loveI just wanted to express my thanksI just wanted to put a dead mouse on your sheetsBut now you are screamingAnd I don't know how to make you stop
It reminded me of a good anecdote that I have already mentioned: when my cat broke that 80 year-old set of cups. Now, I can picture him looking at me saying “Why are you screaming? What did I do wrong?”.
Oh, wait, this one describes the scene beautifully:
THAT TOP SHELFI think I can jump to that top shelfI want to jump to that top shelfI know I can jump to that top shelfI am jumping to that top shelfI missed that top shelf by a good six feetAnd now everything is on the floorAnd I'm left wonderingWhy people even bother buying chinaIf it breaks so easily
Another one that I liked was “Separation”. It is a touching poem about love and jealousy. When I think of jealousy I think of Othello, but recently, while reading Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, I found an interesting passage that explained how Othello actually was a trustful man, according to Pushkin. People pushed the idea of deceit on him simply too much. That does not happen with the truly jealous man, who is ready to hide, spy and do shameful things that reach the point of moral degradation. Anyway, it is an interesting point of view, and cats are also capable of these kind of thinking process. Hence, this poem:
SEPARATIONYou can have the CDs,I will take the stringYou can have the TV,I will take this fuzzy thingYou can have the kitchen set,I will take this crumpled foilYou can have the car,I will keep this rug I soilYou can have the beach house,I will take this tissue boxYou can have everything,Ooo I want those dirty socksYou can go to hell, I will see to thatFor how dare you come homesmelling of another cat?
There are more of these powerful poems that show us how cats are affected by, say, a move, a leash (“The Leash”, so funny), a castration (“Seriously”, hilarious), a bath, an irritated human look because he almost falls thanks to a cat between the legs (when that is just another way to show affection, unless the cat is really trying to kill you. For more tips, read this one ).
It is not just about family, these talented felines also wrote poems about
It is a charming little book with hilarious poems written by talented kitties. What more do you want? After reading this, you will be able to look at your cat straight in the eyes and say: “I get it. I really do get it... furry face.”