Flustered Feline

He’d roar if he could
I know it

But chattering
Is the best he can muster
You can tell he’s flustered
Because that dark-eyed Junco
And the American Finches
Are out of his reach

He doesn’t know
That even so
He’s much too slow


It’s the first Quadrille of the year for the prompt at dVerse Poets Pub. De Jackson is tending bar and looking for 44 words per poet, one of which must be some form of roar. Head on over and see what other poets are roaring, I mean writing, about.

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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32 Responses to Flustered Feline

  1. Xan says:

    If he ever caught one it would be the biggest shock of his life lol.

  2. kim881 says:

    Ah, Linda, my cat Mojo is the same, whereas Luna, the older one, is an adept huntress! You’ve captured the sounds and the stance well in quadrille and photo.

  3. Grace says:

    That what is inside matters most. He is cute.

  4. Ali Grimshaw says:

    I like that opening line, “He’d roar if he could”
    Animals are always so entertaining.

  5. Lovely quadrille (and picture).

  6. calmkate says:

    lol a tame tiger following his instincts, well described!

  7. jazzytower says:

    A hopeful lad. I bet he runs from widow to window trying for a better look:) Poor baby.


  8. Truedessa says:

    I think his inner spirit roars. I am glad he can’t catch the birds.

  9. gillena cox says:

    Aww that window that barrier boo to one side horaah to the other side. Thats life
    Happy Monday Linda

  10. Frank Hubeny says:

    It is good that he can’t reach them. I like his silhouette in the light of the window.

  11. Beverly Crawford says:

    Ah, we have one of those flustered felines living with us, but it’s a visiting feral black cat who drives him to distraction. His yowls are hair-raising!

  12. I love everything word of this Linda.

  13. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Our old Tom was an outside cat, and a bird killer, leaving their corpses on our porch. He even manage to kill a crow.

  14. msjadeli says:

    I’ve heard that sound and it is pitiful lol.

  15. whimsygizmo says:

    LOVE this, Linda. We have a giant of a black cat ourselves, and we call our sliding glass door “Bird TV.” 😉

  16. I think he believes himself lion in some ways.

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