Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cat in the manger

by U.A. Fanthorpe

In the story, I'm not there.
Ox and ass, arranged at prayer:
But me? Nowhere.

Anti-cat evangelists
How on earth could you have missed
Such an obvious and able
Occupant of any stable?

Who excluded mouse and rat?
The harmless necessary cat.
Who snuggled in with the holy pair?
Me. And my purr.

Matthew, Mark and Luke and John
(Who got it wrong,
Who left out the cat)
Remember that,
Wherever He went in this great affair,
I was there.

My version of the cat in the manger

Chiri at worship


  1. The funniest thing about this poem is imagining your chuckle as you compose and send it. Merry Christmas indeed. Love you.

  2. Only just discovered this, I love it.