by Vachel Lindsay (1879 - 1931)

The Mysterious Cat
Language: English 
I saw a proud, mysterious cat,
Too proud to catch a mouse or rat -- 
Mew, mew, mew.

But catnip she would eat, and purr.
And goldfish she did much prefer -- 
Mew, mew, mew.

I saw a cat -- 'twas but a dream,
Who scorned the slave that brought her cream -- 
Mew, mew, mew.

(Unless the slave were dressed in style,
And knelt before her all the while -- 
Mew, mew, mew.)

Did you ever hear of a thing like that?
Oh, what a proud mysterious cat.
Mew ... mew ... mew.


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This text was added to the website: 2008-07-02
Line count: 15
Word count: 89