Cats, as a class, have never completely got over the snootiness caused by the fact that in ancient Egypt, they were worshiped as gods. –P.G. Wodehouse

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The above quote is left over from quotes I considered using in my previous post (REIGNING CATS & DOGS TODAY) until I decided to separate it out to set up the following poem. It’s a poem I published several years ago on a site which shall remain nameless because I promised I would no longer name it when I re-publish poems it deleted. Nonetheless, after taking extraordinary care to keep my promise, I suspect that Some Will Indict me for breaking the spirit, if not the letter, of that vow. To them I say, Speak Without Interpreting my intentions, which are as steadfast as a Swivel With Instability.

In the Castle of Zorayda, there
is displayed a 2,400 year old rug
made from the hair of sacred cats
which were worshiped by ancient
Egyptians along the Nile River
in the Valley of the Kings.

One might wonder how the fur of
supposedly sacred felines wound up
as rugs, fit for nothing better than
to be tramped on by mere mortals,
the likes of you and yours truly.
But it seems this particular rug was

culled to wrap and embalm a mummy,
which, for a high roller, beats ending up
as fur on the floor. So, the next time
you’re having a bad hair day, remember
worse things have happened to better,
holier — and hairier — cats than you.


8 comments on “CAT CULLS

  1. arekhill1 says:

    Every day is a bad hair day for me. Worshiping cats will not make it any better.


  2. ladysighs says:

    I’m glad you republished it. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. mistermuse says:

    Thanks. Actually, I re-worked it quite a bit, so it’s only about half republished. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Don Frankel says:

    Muse I’m glad you re-published as otherwise all it would have been for us was…


  5. mistermuse says:

    Don, I’m glad you posted this clip to help us remember what truly great theater music is. As the Andrew Lloyd Weber lyric says, “Let the memory live again.”


  6. i have way more hair than a cat.

    i’m having a flashback to 5th through 12th grade. you reminded me, about violin strings. so i googled this and the first thing says a myth, but wikipedia says the E string was cat gut…

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  7. mistermuse says:

    Sounds like you’re a longhair, which I have no doubt is very becoming in your case.

    As for the rest, that certainly makes more sense than a G-string with fat gut, which would not be very becoming at all.


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