Saturday, December 18, 2021

Kowboy Katzenjammer

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 Kowboy Katzenjammer


When Kowboy Katzenjammer
comes to Kittycon
he always brings his religion.

Sixgun and spurs
forecast high-noon confessions
and lavish donations.

He preaches tomcat gospel
to green-eyed kittens
in sharp ears and lazy ribbons,

offers his cardboard box
in the church of broken locks
to a fury of furries

 trading their fur
for a two-second purr.
 
 
 
 
December 2021
 
 
 
 
 
 

posted for Fireblossom

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Note:This 55 uses the following words from Shay's Word List (Laura Nyro), which I did not include in my previous poem for that prompt: confession,forecast,fury,lazy,religion,tomcat



Image via Sunday Muse   Fair use
 
 
 

10 comments:

  1. This poem--and the tags!--is so much fun, Joy. Kittycon! The tomcat gospel stanza is my favorite, but I love the whole thing. Thanks so much for this delicious poem for the Laura Nyro list and for Muse. :-)

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  2. I absolutely love this Joy!! Wonderful in every way! That tag thinking outside the cat box is priceless!!!

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  3. I love it, the "church of broken locks" and the "fury of furries". Smiling.

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  4. Joy, you've brought the image to life with your words. I can see what a purr he causes when he enters the con.

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  5. This tastes like the best kind of weird western.

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  6. OK OK ... I will NOT say it, will NOT. Meow, meow.

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  7. A ne'er do well preacher. What with the cat-er-wahling from the pulpit and the laying on of paws, he still manages to bury his fe-ology in the litter offeratory.

    Great take on the image!

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  8. that is one sticked-up cat, a $400 per hour motivational speaker? the tomcat of wallstreet? i missed the launch of shay's word list, but i've got internet now so i'll try to get to the next one. loced this poem joy

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  9. "He preaches tomcat gospel
    to green-eyed kittens
    in sharp ears and lazy ribbons'

    Witty stanza! This whole poem was a delight to read.

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