Greetings and Salutations
Here we are ready to celebrate the wonderfulness of yet another letter of our alphabet…………the letter “J” ! I agonized about this one all week………”J” is a swell letter of course but just not one that conjures up a long list of possibilities for me.
So here’s what I finally settled, on and I do hope you enjoy reading it…………………also, remember if you feel inclined to pawticipate in my Poetry Day, just post your own on your blog and you can post your link to it here in my comments if you like – – – OR you can even write your poem IN comments here and everyone will get to see it! We can show the world we have a CREATIVE side and we are not just a bunch of PRETTY FACES right? RIGHT!
By Sammy Kimmell, August 17, 2016
If I was a tiger I’d probably be a “wuss”
I could never bring myself to be a nasty, mean old puss
If I was a leopard I’d be spotted and so sleek
But when I opened up my mouth I’m sure that I’d just squeak!
If I was a panther I’d be a real black beauty
But my golden eyes would wink hello and I’d still be a cutie!
If I was a lion with mane all wild and free
I might be fierce and fast and big
But inside I’d still be ME!
When I was writing this one I kept thinking – “hey – all the BIG CATS are my cousins and I could easily have been one of the big guys in the jungle!”……..but these days, jungles are scary places for the big cats – even with laws to protect them, they are hunted and killed for their beautiful skin or to be someone’s trophy – or even worse, caught/captured and kept as a pet or stuck in a zoo or carnival never to be free – truly free again. I’m lucky because I’m a cat with all the wonderful “cat ideas” and thoughts and traits but I’m SAFE in a home where I’m loved – captive? No…..not captive – I’m where I want to be and I’m safe from predators and anyone who might want to hurt me just because I’m a cat.
I’m Lucky and I’m Happy – Are You?
Now excuse me while I go pretend I’m a jungle cat….
I’m sure there’s an ankle that needs biting around here somewhere!
P.S. Next week is “K”…….eeeeeek!