No Peaceful Kingdom
The dogs are in the backyard where they don’t molest the cats.
The cats are in the front yard where they monitor the bats
but do not dine on birds because the birds have given up
and all moved to the back yard where the young cats never sup.
The younger cats stay outside and the old cat lives within
and should the outside cats ever escape from where they’ve been,
when they’re inside, they’re bullies and steal her food and tease her.
Although, since I can’t find a type of cat food that will please her,
it’s no problem for the old cat, yet those cats are getting fat
while every day there seems to be less of the older cat.
True, the older cat is crabby and swats the young cats first,
so it’s hard for me determining which cat is the worst.
I’m tired of these war zones. I wish they’d coexist,
and I wish that I could simply tell them to desist.
Yet with man and other animals, more often you will find
they can’t exist in harmony with those who aren’t their kind.
Annie the crabby cat woke me up before Ragtag was online today, so they get their own individually prompted poem. Their prompt was “harmony.” Here’ their link if you want to play along: https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/12/23/rdp-sundayharmony/