“ That Cat ” ~ was Genghis then ~

 

The life & times

Of Genghis then…

 

He’d leap so high

To chase what flies,

Till one day found

What caught his eye,

Far from the edge

Would find him plunge

Four stories down,

Below his spying ledge…

 

Genghis that cat

Wouldst then survive,

But three more days

From fatal dive,

Sad to compile

Eleven months

Of his nine lives,

Hunting what flies

Alas that cat would leap

No more, nor jump or jive,

Through eight more lives!

 

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                                                                     an old debt I owed,

                                                      ergo ode to Genghis, Kallista’s twin,

                                                           and short time family member  

 

“ A Last Hurrah ” ~ alas too soon ~

 

I’ve howled hurrahs

For varied causes,

Tho at times admit

Of dubious sauces,

When in my youth

I took few pauses

Before I jumped,

To lofty reasons

Short on seasoned,

Most hardly worth

A laudable hurrah…

 

Though on occasion

Did youth follies

Incite horrahs,

Wisdom did suffer

Urge such jollies

Of youth’s ways,

The while inspired

By its short stays,

Alas our desires,

Saw a last hurrah

Find its merry way!