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The Hungry Thief


The Hungry Thief

I stood
Just inside the door
Watching, waiting,
Barely breathing.
A sound –
Hushed, almost a dream,
Hardly audible,
Scarcely perceptable.
No more.
I watched, waiting,
Nary a noise
Nor a movement.
I left
My post at the door.
Returning later
The food was gone.
One day
I caught my first
Glimpse of the cat.
Just skin and bone,
Wound up tight
Ready for flight.



Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

18 thoughts on “The Hungry Thief

  1. Wow, that’s exactly how I got snookered in by a Cat…and now spend most of my time trying to find homes for them… I fed ONE… want one ? How can you resist Screech? >>>>>.

    Hey Screech is NOT just an item bookoo!!!Don’t make me come down there.


    • If I could afford it I would live on a farm with hundreds of ‘unwanted’ dogs and cats! Unfortunately the annual immunizations now cost an arm and a leg…


  2. I bet he comes back and makes friends 🙂


  3. poor thing, he seems to have found somewhere sympathetic


  4. aww…thank you for feeding him…i feel bad for him…


  5. ….I am always amazed that people dump leftover food in a bin…..whether it`s good for people or animals….I hate such wastage…


  6. I can see the poor starving mite 😦

    I managed to spend most of lunchtime feeding my ferals today – they’re getting so nice and plump!


  7. Poor kitty … oh they do rope you in, don’t they … Absolutely lovely poem. The cat is stunningly pretty.

    I’m here by way of Jingle’s Thursday Poet’s Rally, by the way.


    • Some animals suffer so!

      I saw your name on the list. I have had to leave messages on Jingle’s blogsites apologising that I am unable to do the Thursday Poets’ Rally.


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