Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Poem: "Furry Virtues"

This poem came out of the June 1, 2010 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from marina_bonomi.  It was sponsored by laffingkat -- and simultaenousely picked out by janetmiles.  *chuckle*  The 2010 Holiday Poetry Sale is suddenly turning into a pileup at the table!  Hee!  (I am suddenly reminded of a holiday commercial that featured a dog covered in wrapping paper under a Christmas tree, tail wagging...)

Furry Virtues

A dog is
loyalty and obedience,
teamwork and love.

A cat is
whimsy and independence,
self-sufficiency and satire.

A dog is the slave who saves his master's life.
A cat is the slave who whispers, "You're only mortal."
Our pets embody the virtues that we value.

the wild child laughs
and buys a lizard.

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