It's been a long time since my kitty muse goaded me into writing a kitty poem.
But, it did last night, so here I shall attempt it once more.
Here we go............
'The Kitty Ship of Dreams'
As I slept last night, I thought to rest, and peacefully so I surmised,
I was startled from my peacfull nap into my dream world, quite surprised.
Four kitties came sailing in a grand old ship with sails all unfurled.
And promised me not rest indeed, but grand adventures around their world.
They said 'Do you know where kitten's purrs are born? Or the twinkle in their eyes?
It's not here on Earth, as you might suppose, but in a land far beyond your skies.'
And, being the kittyman I am, I paused only for a moment. And then with glee
I took in hand the rope they tossed and scrambled aboard for the trip they promised me.
Their ship was made of kitty dreams and driven by magic kitty dust.
Guided by kitty spirits above and it's hold full of kitty trust.
So fast this ship, so true it's course, not a man has ever seen
or designed a ship so amazingly grand as the Kitty Ship of Dreams.
Are you ready?, they asked, most excited were they to start.
I said I was, so the anchor was hoisted, and away we did depart.
It took but a blink and the silly old moon that we often see above
was far behind the kitty ship as we sailed to places few men think of.
The moon, the sun, the farthest star. Were all soon behind us.
With kitty dust to carry us forth, and kitty spirits to guide us.
The first place we must visit, they said to me, is a place you have longed to go.
The Rainbow Bridge shall be your first visit on this trip, we know you want it so.
And so the ship stopped after a few minutes, and you can imagine how far we had gone.
So far away from the Earth that I live on, far away from all I have known.
And there on the shore of the Rainbow Bridge, all jumping around with glee
were all the kitties I had loved in my life, prancing and dancing for ME!
We can't stay forever, you know, said my kitty hosts. There is much more that you need to see.
And so I hugged and kissed my goodbyes. I'll be back soon, I promise, to thee.
Then back aboard that amazing ship I clamored with teary eyes.
But so happy I was to know that all my loved ones were safe in the skies.
So onward we pressed for hours it seemed, and you know how fast that ship does go.
Way beyond any hopes and dreams that others on Earth ever know.
Way beyond the planets and stars and things that we humans have seen.
WE ARE THERE, they cried! And lo and behold.......it was the birthplace of kitty dreams.
There were no gates or warriors there to guard against some harm.
For they know that nobody reaches Kittyland that would cause them any alarm.
Since visits by humans there are rare, such eons it is said there have passed.
The kitty souls just wondered why it was I, just a human, that was asked.
This is the Kittyman!, the crew did boast, as they waved to all the souls.
He comes from Earth, so far away, and always fills his kitties' bowls.
He knows of this place through those that we sent to help him upon his way.
So welcome this man of Earthly dust, he deserves this visit today.
And so we debarked from the kitty ship and went down to the place to see
all the things I have so long wondered about. All were revealed to me.
I saw newborn kittens embued with life and the wonder of why they came.
And why they simply scamper about until somebody gives them a name.
Why they are blessed with whiskers that lead them about and sometimes tickle your nose.
It keeps them from going to places where their noses should not be, I suppose.
I saw the place where kitty souls are instilled in every newborn kitten.
It's something that every man on Earth should see....you'd be absolutely smitten.
I saw where kitty love is switched on whenever you cuddle and hold them.
It's on autopilot, in every kitty, all you have to do is to know them.
And so it went, to every department there in the Kittyland.
I saw most everything that I, as a human, could possibly understand.
And then, they said, it was time to go. And tears they did fill my eyes.
I don't want to go, my kitty friends. Can't I stay here with you in the skies?
Not destined for you, the crew said to me, At least not upon this day.
But we promise you this, when the time is right, it is here that you shall be welcomed to stay.
And so I know, when my time here is done, I have nothing at all to fear.
For the kitty ship shall take me away to where kitty dust is dear.
Your job on Earth is not done yet, they said to me. You have to continue to tell others.
That life there is about the kitty way. And that you all are brothers.
So, just as swiftly as the kitties took me way beyond the stars
they brought me back and laid me in my bed this side of the planet Mars.
You can have these kitty adventures if you only open up your heart.
They are looking out for you. Hold a kitten and believe...you have a part.
Meow, my friends.
Hope this was a worthy bit.
Let me know what you think, please.
I am still the kittyman.
Accept no imitations.
I have met a few friends in my life.
Most were cats.