Adult “W.O.M.” Poems

Each month this blog will feature a word of the month to stimulate a poem. Anyone who wishes to share a poem is invited to participate. The point is to enjoy the challenge of writing a poem inspired by a single word. It doesn’t matter if this is your first poem or five hundredth. It’s all done for the fun and exercise of writing.

Cutoff for posting the current Word of the Month poem is the last day of the month.

On the first day of each month, a new word will be posted to challenge your imagination for that month.

Please post your poems on this page, so everyone can find the poems easily. 

Thank you and have fun!


PS: The word for October is CAT.


31 comments on “Adult “W.O.M.” Poems

  1. cat house

    near the fire writhes white cat
    atop another curved like mink;

    hear a third a-licking lips
    whiskers kicking in the sink.

    howls and purrs creep up the hearth
    warn the mice of feline whim;

    listen, learn the cat-tango;
    it’s not for poised or prim!

  2. Everybody Really Has a Cat!

    Don’t have a cat?
    You smirk and say
    and watch me pick
    stray hairs away.

    That’s sad to hear
    (because, you see)
    cats surround us
    you and me!

    From MGM
    to breakfast food,
    well-placed cats
    help set the mood.

    We’ve all been told
    cats have nine lives,
    fun Disney films
    show cats can jive!

    And “cat around’s”
    the line we shout,
    when someone likes
    to run about.

    Don’t be so sure
    you’re feline free.
    They hide among us
    CAn’T you see?

  3. Puppy chases cat.
    Feline hisses, claws, and bites.
    Tables quickly turn!

    I have two corgi puppies (7 months old) who like to pester my two house cats. Ranger and Tidbit are quick to send the puppies running, though!

  4. Pit-pat-thump
    Pit-pat clomp
    Here comes my little cat
    Pi-pat thump
    Pit-pat clomp
    Long whiskers and pitch-black
    Pit-pat thump
    Pi-pat clomp
    Has trouble getting ‘round
    Pi-pat thump
    Pit-pat clomp
    We got him at the pound
    Pit-pat thump
    Pi-pat clomp
    Two legs like normal fore
    Pit-pat thump
    Pi-pat clomp
    But aft and right no more

    After the death of our beloved cat we found Chester at the Humane Society. This cat has no stealth left due to his lack of a leg, but he is a wonderfully playful and vocal boy. We always know where he is in the house!

  5. Cat and Little Girl

    The little one eye-cat
    roam the streets by night.
    One night she climbed
    a large oak tree
    by a sad looking house.
    She looked in the window
    seen a sad little girl crying.
    She begged the little girl
    to let her in, for she was cold.
    But this, was the old house
    animals were not allowed.
    The sad little girl let her in.
    Time will tell, if the one-eyed cat
    and the sad little girl
    became forever friends.
    © By Mary Nida Smith

  6. Holy Cats

    Cats recall their royal lineage,
    And bestow treats on their masters,
    Expecting exaltation.
    They sit Sphinx-like,
    Awaiting worship,
    While their humans holler
    Dirges of disgust
    At lifeless mice sacrifices.

  7. Cat Wordplay!
    By Linda Boyden © 2017

    Catkins sway in the breeze
    near a cathedral of catalpa trees
    that wait for a catastrophe,
    perhaps a storm that would
    catapult their pods into
    a cataclysmic flight that
    would toss them on the soil
    into sleep and in time would
    awake them from their catatonic rest
    to take pleasure from the warm sun.

    Meanwhile, a lone white cat
    sits by its roots and yawns.

  8. I wrote this poem in the spirit of amusement… my allergies have subsided… but I also decided to let it be a negative voice. Please know, however, that I am fascinated by all animals in nature…and I find many cats to be beautiful….but like moose or bear, I cannot live with them in my house. ;0)

    Not in My House

    Cats make my eyes itch
    Cats make me sneeze
    Cats give me hives, so
    I’m asking you, please
    Keep your cats distant
    I should not pet them
    I’m glad that you like them
    But I just don’t get them
    Yes, cats have soft fur
    And their eyes seem to glitter
    But on top of the wheezing
    There’s also the litter!
    If you live with a cat, I’ve a
    Question that dogs me:
    Why don’t retractable claws
    Give you pause?

    Karen Eastlund
    October 2017

  9. Growing up we had many cats among our menagerie, all approved and loved by my mother, who was terribly allergic. She would sneeze uncountable times in a row, run to get some of her prescription allergy medication down, and carry on. It must have been a miserable existence in that respect for her, but we were all soft-hearts and the world knew it as people dropped their unwanted animals at our door. I can understand how you prefer observing from a distance Karen! No blame there.

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