David Lewis Paget

Veteran Poet - 1,730 Points (22.11.1944 / Nottingham, England/live in Australia)

No-Name The Cat - Poem by David Lewis Paget

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The cat and I stare at the room
No-name the cat, the cat and I,
She stares at me, I at the gloom
The house lies still as a vaulted tomb.

She sits and waits, No-name the cat,
Sits and waits for a sign from me
But I in the corner chair am sat
And make no sign for No-name the cat.

We’re all alone, alone are we
No-name the cat, the cat and I
Only the two, No-name and me
Yet once in the past we numbered three.

Now on the floor, between us two
No-name the cat, and me, lies you.
Your eyes are staring, your cheek is slack,
Your tongue’s thrust out and your face is blue.

The cat and I stare at the room
No-name the cat, the cat and I,
She stares at me, I at the gloom
The house lies still as a vaulted tomb.

30 June 1999


Comments about No-Name The Cat by David Lewis Paget

  • Rookie - 0 Points Pamela Iyer (3/4/2012 4:46:00 PM)

    Wow..... your ability to draw the reader into the experience is incredible (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 200 Points Ernestine Northover (1/21/2006 4:36:00 PM)

    Gruesome but great. A really very balanced write, flowing just right. It held me well. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 18, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, November 3, 2008


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