Posted in Niamh Clune, Poems/Poetry, poetry

Some Levity For Dog Lovers!

dog-cartoon-clipartA thin black cat
got suddenly fat
and jumped through a hoop
at the end of a loop
but the cat got stuck
and was suddenly struck
by the limits of girth
now too big a berth

His whiskers twitched,
his midriff itched.
He tried to wiggle ~
not even a little
could he prize himself free.
In cat misery,
he wailed up a storm
just as loud as can be

and the dog did chuckle
at the state of the muckle
of the cat in the middle
now caught in a riddle
what should a dog do
when a cat is in glue
should he try to unstick it,
or maybe just lick it?

Well! if you were a dog
what would be your action
to go where no dog
might venture a fraction
to wrest free the cat
from unsavoury bind
or laugh till you cried
and shove from behind?

Copyright poem Niamh Clune 2013; dog cartoon clipart courtesy of Karen Arnold, Public Domain

Editorial note: We’re serving up something on the light side today from Niamh’s growing collection of goodies for children and for the child in all of us.


430564_3240554249063_1337353112_n-1orange-petals-cover_page_001DR. NIAMH CLUNE (Plum Tree Books Blog) ~ is the author of the Skyla McFee series: Orange Petals in a Storm, and Exaltation of a Rose. She is also the author of The Coming of the Feminine Christ: a ground-breaking spiritual psychology. Niamh received her Ph.D. from Surrey University on Acquiring Wisdom Through The Imagination and specialises in The Imaginal Mind and how the inborn, innate wisdom hidden in the soul informs our daily lives and stories. Niamh’s books are available in paperback (children’s books) and Kindle version (The Coming of the Feminine Christ). Dr. Clune is the CEO of Plum Tree Books and Art. Its online store is HERE. ┬áNiamh’s Amazon page is HERE.