Monday, September 1, 2014



Let me set the scene:
A forest, humid,
Thick with green.
Three cats are posed there,
Two clinging in the trees,
Breathing the sultry air....


Three cats: Tiger, Tabby, Lion, --
Fire tempered, Fop, and Fool --
All gathered in the jungle.
Fop spouting professions of love,
"She's brighter than the stars above!"
The Tiger yawns below.

Three cats: Lord, Poet, Jester, --
 Laughing, fuming, surprised --
All gathered in the jungle.
Fool concerned with being eaten,
Tabby angry at being beaten,
Tiger enjoying the show.

Three cats: Two Faeries and a mortal, --
One ruler, two intruders --
All set off for dinner.
Lion is glared at by Tabby
(This will no doubt end badly),
Who's miffed about the song.

Three cats: Solitary, merry, wary;
From the world, the past, the truth --
Each of them is hiding.
Tiger shows off his collection;
Jester hides a worried expression,
But the truth will be known ere long.

Three cats: Tiger, Lion, Tabby, --
Hunter, prey, grudging defender --
Now fighting in the jungle.
Lord Tiger splits in two;
Mortal wonders what he'll do.
It never ends, does it?

Three cats -- or is it four? --
Hunting, hiding, hurrying,
In the twilight jungle.
A call is followed, a friend arrives
In time to keep Jester alive.
Tiger is attacked by poet.

Three cats -- maybe it was four --
Some injured from the battle;
They part in the jungle.
Tiger hides and mopes sullenly;
All visitors take their leave.
And so the tale moves on....


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Allison Ruvidich said...

Wow, Beckah! I really loved that poem. Something about the tone-- merry, but quiet, too...

Bookishqueen said...

Love this! Great way to recount what happened in that seen. Though you could have also mentioned that the lion was a panther too.

ghost ryter said...

Aw, thanks. I wasn't too sure how good this was, but my younger sisters loved it...
@Bookishqueen: Iubdan's Beard! Why didn't I think of that?

Anonymous said...

that was really funny, good and clever.

Meredith said...

Outstanding job on this poem! I loved the way you captured the scene so well. The personification of Lionheart as a cat was terrific. Great job!

Sara said...

I had a grin on my face the whole time I was reading this! I love the gentle humor and the great descriptions. You really captured the essence of each character in just a few stanzas.

Hannah said...

Eek! You genius! Such a fun, bouncy poem! :D

Natasha Roxby said...

Nice job, Beckah! My expressions and body language usually betray what I'm thinking. This was one of those times. I enjoyed that a lot!

Sarah said...

This is genius. GENIUS.

ghost ryter said...

You false are making me grin and blush so hard. : ) :) : ) :)

Melanie J. Morgan said...

I'm not sure there's much I can say that everyone else hasn't already said, Beckah dear...As it was the only thing I could come up with for this beauty was "GENIUS", but I do believe that point has been made already. The poem stunned all other adjectives right out of me... Truly genius. I'll have to read it again to try to figure out a couple tidbits I missed! Amazing job!! This was awesome!


Becky said...

I can't believe I didn't comment earlier. This poem is so clever, and you are very talented. Great job!