Poem: Mah! (and a NaPoWriMo Update)

First up, the update. I’m not actively writing poetry. No real reason, only the odd poem here and there has been forthcoming and I’m working on a couple of other things like freelance writing, finding a new day-job and working on a story I’m going to read at an event next month.

Having said that I am actually working on a poem right now, so there’s that. You can always follow my Medium for more and I do post poems here from time to time. Especially the ones that are Snappy related.

Which brings us on to Mah! A poem by toddlers, for toddlers, about toddlers. Well, inspired by toddlers and written by the mum of a toddler.

Poem: Mah!

Hugs for cats
hidden in rugby tackles.
Nice strokes
and no pulling
or one will bite my hand.

Kisses for cats
with my whole body
and a snotty nose
until one wriggles
right out of my grasp.

Listen to the purrs
head directly on the belly
in and out, in again
until one is unhappy
and runs away from me.

I love kitties
dogs and horses too
but only my kitties
let me love them
like I do!



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6 Responses

  1. Sarah says:

    I’ve tried to do NaPoWrMo so many times but something always gets in the way! Great little poem #KCACOLS

  2. Lydia C. Lee says:

    That’s very cute. I hear you on the ‘block’ – I’m meant to write a story but I just can’t get into it. It’s for a comp that I usually make the top 100 and get published in their Anthology, so I really need to write something, but I’ve spent 6 weeks not writing it, and am running out of time….ugh. #KCACOLS

  3. Sara says:

    Loving the poem! How amazing that you’re reading a story next month. Make sure you tell us more about that! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

  4. OUr cat’s like that. She’ll let our 8yo really snuggle into her and very rarely (if ever) scratches her! #kcacols

  5. Great poem! Love it, and can easily visualize xoxo #KCACOLS xo

  6. Beth Owen says:

    Ahhhh that poem! How fab! #KCACOLS

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