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Portrait of a King
by Michelle Close Mills

Friday, February 04, 2005
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Dedicated to the memory of my beloved PussCat, who was a constant source of delight...


Purring while preening

a coat soft as mink,

painted ebony, camel,

pewter and white.

His breath becomes shallow

as sleep time draws near.

Eyes emerald green

shine like sultry lagoons,

until heavy lids hide them from view.

Small paws knead bread

from warm flannel sheets,

as a drowsy mind wanders

to naptime,

to dreamland,

to the uncharted wilds,

where cats are still known

as King of the Beasts.


Michelle Close Mills ©








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Reviewed by John Domino 10/5/2008
I'll vote for that cat to be our next president! He looks honest and me has good cat sence!
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 2/6/2005
BigSmiles enjoyed you here
love the "fat cat"
take care
Reviewed by C. J. Stevens 2/6/2005
In those few perfectly-chosen words, you have given us the essence of cat-character: PussCat's perfect portrait. What a charming 'Small paws knead bread' image! This poem is a true delight.
Reviewed by David Young 2/5/2005
A true tribute to a cat who is King of your heart.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/5/2005
Yeppurrrrrrrr he is a rather nice cat. They make good friends.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/5/2005

purrrrrrrrrrrrfect! what a cutie he is!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/5/2005
Thanks for sharing Michelle!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 2/5/2005
Excellant pen on our furry friends. They are the rulers of the house.
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 2/5/2005
Wonderful So purrrrffect Beutiful poem to your little King purrfect!. Thanks Michells. Many happy years with your puss cat. Beautiful spoiled kitty as only should be. THE KING!
Lots of Love for you and him.
Love Tracey xoox
Ps took a gander at Sherry's and indepedant?? no no nope. These ones of mine are mind strong but a bunch of hypochondriacs. mommy mommy independant I really have to disagree with. Sorry.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 2/4/2005
Well, Michelle, I have heard that dogs have masters but cats have servants. Looking at your sweet kitty, I am going to have to agree with that statement. I love cats; mostly because they are who they are and no one or nothing is ever going to change that. They are happy and comfortable with who they are. They are independent and they are loving, and if you don't treat them right, they will find someone else who will. These are traits I look for in all of my partners. Very nice write and a wonderful tribute to your kitty.
Take care,
Reviewed by Vicky Jeter 2/4/2005
So precious - Good for you.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 2/4/2005
What an adorable cat this is! Oh yes, they DO rule, like a king they do...

Mine makes me feed him by hand. I have to put his food (hard food) in my palm, and he eats it from there. Heeeheee! he's spoiled rotten already.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/4/2005
OH no, that cat isn't reigning over me, says Rufuz...woof...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/4/2005
Tha pic is adorable and your poem is beautifully done!
You have reason to be proud of such a pet!;-)

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/4/2005
Beautiful capture of the cat :-)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/4/2005
A superbly loving tribute to your feline friend that leaves no doubt about your feelings, Michelle. Thank you for sharing this deligthful offering. Love and peace to you. Regis
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