NaPoWriMo – Poem / Poetry – “The Kitten Of Compassion”

Hello you wonderful people.

We have now reached the penultimate day of NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month).

It’s Day 29 for those of you that can count without using your fingers and toes and those of your nearest neighborinos.

So the official prompt today is something of a tough bar steward – here is the link:-

NaPoWriMo Day 29 – 20 Projects within a poem, I’ll either succeed or die trying!

The challenge is to incorporate twenty (20???! Aiiieeee! No please, have mercy!) different projects into one poem.

Can it be done? Will this be the end for little old me? Will I have to renounce my throne as the king of rhyme slinging swinger monkeys? Do you even care? Is there anybody out there? Why am I always the last to know about these things? Why do birds appear when you are near? (What? Eh?) Find out here – same bat time, same bat channel…..starting now.

Enjoy the poem ladies and gentlemen – I think you will find it……interesting to say the least, since I followed the prompt to the letter – happy reading!

Scary picture prank of a big dog monster in form of an origami dragon. Author Alarob.

“The Kitten Of Compassion” by David Ellis

Love is the wildest, most unpredictable thief on the planet
It either nourishes your soul or tears you clean in two
Sounds heavenly, tastes divine, touches sensuously
Its hungry look can slay in an instant
Its smell raising hell between the satin sheets

I feel it in the air, colors seem more vivid
Triggering passion in my bones whenever you’re around
I see it in the words you use and your tone of voice
You’re more majestic than Queen Elizabeth of Buckingham Palace
(As you can no doubt tell, I’m British)

I said it was unpredictable
Yet sometimes it can be quite plain and simple
Uninvited, unrequited, unbearable yet still welcome
I don’t know what its doing half the bleeding time
Horses for courses I suppose

I hunger for more each day even when I’m full
Doesn’t matter where I am in equilibrium
On the demand/supply curve of this kingdom
I’m still an affectionate kitten of compassion

I yearn for a heart not cold as forged marble
That speaks to me softly as it beats, an orchestral marvel
Fuelling my ascent, taking us both to the heavens
Davey Crockett right here respects people and their emotions

I can see that one day dreams will come true
That guided by a nourishing light of mutual companionship
Each day takes on a more desirable and engaging hue
Of course not all people are at risk, some are even immune
I’m certainly not one of those though by any shape or opinion
A buoyant pancake on the great steaming grill pan of life

I know that if I keep fighting and don’t stop for one second
Even if it’s to catch my breath, I’ll still keep on going strong
Until I hear the sirens and the paramedics, whoops, a bit too long!
Let me start again when my blue lips go red again

As I utter the immortal words “Gato con guantes no caza ratones”
(A cat with mittens cannot hunt mice)
I must launch myself headfirst full of dedication and courage
I am reminded of Puss In Boots and his wonderful eyes, as he said
“My thirst for adventure will never be quenched!”
I’ll leave the door unlocked this time
And my heart on display in an ornate glass case
I’ll be waiting

15 Comments

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15 responses to “NaPoWriMo – Poem / Poetry – “The Kitten Of Compassion”

  1. You rock master David of the shire!! One more to go! Rooting for you and expanding your fan club all the way to Peru! You international celebriteeee!!! ;)

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    • Hey there Joao, so amazing to hear from you son, thanks for the support! I cannot believe it, only one more to go, it’s like I’ve run a marathon. We all miss you so much buddy, it is not the same without you. Can’t wait to chat to you soon and think about when to visit. Speak soon amigo!

  2. Whew, you are a lot braver than I as I did not follow todays prompt lol. I am a coward, sir! Well, in poetry anyway. Well done! And do you have an emergency hammer for that glass case? ;-)

    • It was truly terrifying Jackie and yet somehow I managed to get a few lines in and I figured I had got that far, might as well keep going. The only way out is through ;) And also Lol @ emergency hammer – I’ll give you the key if you like, it’s under the mat :)

      • I couldn’t even start, so you are the better poet, but then we both knew that. ;-)
        Aha! I will remember where that key is. :-)

      • I’m not sure about better, as your stuff is wonderful. I’m more thinking along the lines of me being more reckless and foolhardy :) As for the key, your welcome, I am after all the trusting type :)

  3. Well done. You worked in all 20 projects to create a great picture.

  4. First, I have to say super cute kitten picture!
    I read the prompt and you nailed it. Great lines came out of it too:
    “I feel it in the air, colors seem more vivid
    Triggering passion in my bones whenever you’re around
    I see it in the words you use and your tone of voice”
    “Love is the wildest, most unpredictable thief on the planet
    It either nourishes your soul or tears you clean in two
    Sounds heavenly, tastes divine, touches sensuously”
    “I can see that one day dreams will come true
    That guided by a nourishing light of mutual companionship
    Each day takes on a more desirable and engaging hue”
    It’s amazing how much heart felt wisdom you got in this poem using such a crazy prompt. For this poem you really did “launch myself headfirst full of dedication and courage.”

    • Thank you so much Dawn, your words of praise make me very happy indeed :) This was incredibly difficult to write but I sense I could build it into a trilogy for the future. I enjoy listening to my heart when I write and putting that out there without a care other than the hope that other people will connect with the words. Sincerely glad you enjoyed it :)

      • Seriously? Like your reply to my reply is as good or better than the poem. “I enjoy listening to my heart when I write and putting that out there without a care other than the hope that other people will connect with the words.” That is so honest and vulnerable and poetic. Poets so rock because we are honest and unselfish baring our scraped bones and lolli-pop dreams to the world…and they believe us…well, because we don’t lie.

      • Thanks Dawn :) Scraped bones and lollipop dreams would make an awesome poem/song, so you appear to have bested me in my own comments section – well done!

  5. Charlie Alford

    Nicely done. You took on the challenge well – love the Puss in Boots reference :)

    • Hey Charlie, thank you for reading. Puss In Boots is so adorable, I’m sure mostly due to his big eyes and that he is voiced by Antonio Banderas! Always been my favourite character in Shrek, along with Donkey.

  6. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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