Thursday, May 11, 2006

Upside-down Poem #3 (No peeking!)

I am cheating on him.

He loves me without end,
and I am being unfaithful.

It happened Christmas Eve.
Ironically, I was shopping for a present for him.
        The perfect thing;
        something to show him how much I care for him;
        how much I appreciate what he feels for me, does for me.

He is faithful.

I feel terrible, but I feel wonderful.

She was there in the store,
where I was absolutely not looking for her.
But, her eyes
          her eyes
          my favorite shade of green.
Softest hair, scented like herbs.

Zelda. Her name is Zelda.
One look, I knew I was gone.

I brought her home.
I couldn’t do anything else.

My friends sniff at her.

He looks so hurt when she is close to him.

I’m am sorry, but have no regret.

How It Went When My Dog Got a Cat for Christmas




  1. This is a lovely poem. (Another wanderer from RLP, saying hi)

  2. Anonymous3:08 PM

    Cynthia ---

    Wow! This is quality writing. I have you on my "favorites" and will be visiting often. See you the next time I am at Covenant.

    Hollie Atkinson

  3. Gee, thanks, say hi to your wife,

  4. Great Post.

    Made me laugh.

  5. Anonymous9:56 PM

    Soooo good!!

    Thank you for the wonderful comment on my blog. It made my day.

  6. I didn't cheat and you had me guessing. Jesus? Husband/boyfriend? A child?

    The dog!


  7. Wonderful...I'm so glad to have met you thanks to rlp...And I can absolutely see why Zelda was irresistable. There's something about a tabby...

  8. Is your jealous pup a JRT? they cab be SOOO jealous. I have 2 :)

  9. Yes, he is 1/2 Jack Russell Terrier and that half is very dominant. He is so smart. Iwill post something about him. He had a rough childhood before he came to me, kinda like my childhood in ways.

  10. Anonymous2:07 AM

    I love that. A great description.

    They are very cute.


  11. Great stuff you have here. I really enjoyed reading your poems.

    I found you, thanks to Leslee over at the Fresh-Cut Flowers :)

  12. Anonymous12:33 AM

    Aw, the doggy's kitty is so beautiful. The doggy is, too, of course.


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