Monday, April 11, 2011

Wasted Effort

supplied the illustration.


He'd told those really whopping lies,
Got himself a great disguise,
Forged a passport, all that stuff.
But still, it seemed it was not enough!
He need not have bothered, sad to say!
No-one even glanced his way!

(Memories of a Past Winter)

I'm Ella Bella with my Infra-Red!
It's a lovely warmth that streams from overhead.
The People bought it for me
To prove that they adore me,
And it's here I like to make my cosy bed.
The cows are blowing clouds of winter steam;
And the horses are continuing the theme.
The dogs are wearing coats
Which reach from tails to throats,
And I just sit here pleasantly and dream.
I'm sometimes asked to share this special lamp,
If the night is really miserably damp,
But I feel it's not fair!
Royalty doesn't share!
And shifting-up a bit gives me the cramp!
The People are rugged-up from head to toe.
There are icicles wherever they may go!
All that's for Him and Her;
I just bide my time and purr,
Even though we find we're inches deep in snow!
Some creatures try to get above their station;
Pet dogs are just a poor cheap imitation.
So things like Infra-Red
Are just for the well-bred.
After all, we cats are Lords of all Creation!


SparkleFarkel said...

Was your he really a she? (<--Perhaps named Judy?) Because I think I hear his/her THEME SONG (<--cLiCky-cLiCkY) playing!

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Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Long time ago, during my friend's wedding, the photographer had separte lens, sometimes, he smeared the edges round and round with vaseline petrol jelly. I asked him why. He said, that will make round and round circles on the photos.

Came via that panty hose as filter post.

Porky said...

Both made me smile. You're extremely good at this!

Akelamalu said...

Ah but if he hadn't bothered with the disguise who knows??? ;)

Mine's up.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Nice microfiction. I'm picturing a snobby celebrity who thinks way too much of himself. LOL

Pat said...

Great Succinctly Yours poem. It must have been a fabulous disguise since no one paid any attention to him!

I loved your Cushion Comfy Cat poem, too. Your regal cat is very fortunate.

Calico Crazy said...

I love your Succinct response, all that work for nothing. Your Cushion Comfy Cat is absolutely purrfect. ~ Calico Contemplations

Susan Fobes said...

I'm not sure which I like better!

Sonia said...

hey, if he hadn't bothered with the disguise, maybe someone would have recognized him, huh?

Grandma's Goulash said...

Your mf certainly has the ring of truth. Most people take far less notice of us, then we are inclined to think.

My Succinct: Tough Economy