SkeleTom Cat

A sad poem about a tom and queen cat who once found love under the old garden tree. They vowed to rekindle their love in heaven, So what went wrong?


SkeleTom Cat

SkeleTom Cat


Furless, and skinless, no lungs and no heart

His claws clack and scuttle and scurry and dart


Fangs in his skull, flicker-flit under moon

Meowing and growling his sorrowful tune


Alleyway SkeleTom Cat’s on the prowl

He hotfoots, arched spine, hackle-less, full of howl


SkeleTom Cat slinks beneath the parked cars

Avoiding the prying and dying old stars


Bony, transparent, he’ll never been seen

His quest though, eternal, to find his Earth Queen


Head over paws, once alive full of love

Besotted pet cats vowed to meet up above


Heavenly bound, reunited they’d be

Rekindling romance from the old garden tree


Kittens of Earth, they once frolicked and played

and through their nine lives, their true passion unswayed


One fateful night in the stare of headlights

Old Tom petrified, lost his life, lost his fight


Furless, and skinless, no lungs and no heart

His claws clack and scuttle and scurry and dart


Tom cannot rest until he’s found his Queen

But night after night, she’s nowhere to be seen


Mark Bird

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