Cat

If I were an animal
I would like to be a cat
To lie around and sleep all day,
And other things like that

They’d feed me when I’m hungry,
And play when I am bored
They would give me lots of toys.
I know I’d be adored.

And if I met some mousies,
We’d have a little chat
They would keep out of the way,
And I could grow quite fat

That’s the life for me, I know,
The one I want the most
But for now I’ll stay a human,
Quite dead, really a ghost

Cage

Her biggest failure was
Not believing in herself
She doubted all her talents
Kept her emotions on a shelf

She longed for a happy life
When all she’d do was gold
Unlike her tarnished deeds today
She’d show that she was bold

Not realizing that she was
All that she wanted to be
She only needed to open her cage
And let her soul fly free

But the cage was very strong
She’d built it with her doubts
All she needed was to believe
To let herself climb out

And so she languished day by day
Not letting her light shine
This should be a lesson
Don’t to your fears assign

Importance enough to build walls
Against which you feel lost
Remind yourself that your are strong
You will rise at any cost

The Declutter Rag

Pick them up
And rearrange
Leave them in
Some places strange

Maybe choose
Another room
Time to get out
My new broom

That’s the declutter rag

Pile them high
On that bare space
Send them into
Outer space

When it’s done
And all is moved
I don’t think
That anything’s proved

That’s the declutter rag

There’s still the same
Amount of stuff
When will I ever
Do enough

Did I throw
A single thing out
I rather think
I’m full of doubt

That’s the declutter rag

Company’s coming
I’d better hide
All the stuff
That I’ve tried

So very hard
To throw away
Not keep it here
For another day

That’s the declutter rag

That’s the declutter
That’s the declutter
That’s the declutter rag!

If I Could

If I could be someone else
I would be a flower
Swaying gently in the breeze
Dancing by the hour

If I could be someone else
I would be a bird
Soaring high into the sky
With a song that’s heard

If I could be someone else
I’d be a blade of grass
Rising up to meet the sun
And watching the day pass

But I can’t be someone else
So I’ll just be me
And dream about those other worlds
Where I could be free

Anita’s Going to Die

The night was cold and windy
And dark clouds hid the moon
Anita dressed quite quickly
She needed to leave soon
She told her maid to go to bed
She’d not be home till late
And so Anita took her leave
Her lover would not wait

And through the wind
She thought she heard
A whisper, like a sigh
Anita’s going to die, it said
Anita’s going to die

She hurried through the tossing trees
Her pace both quick and light
The shadows menaced on both sides
Enough to cause a fright
But on she went with purpose firm
She’d see him soon she knew
On she went, though she grew cold
The wind right through her blew

And through the wind
She thought she heard
A whisper, like a sigh
Anita’s going to die, it said
Anita’s going to die

Nearer now, she hastened on
He’d be waiting round the bend
The shadows drew closer still
But her journey soon would end
At last she saw him, waiting there
And quickly he drew nigh
She saw knife in her lover’s hand
Anita was going to die

And through the wind
She thought she heard
A whisper like a sigh
She saw the knife in her lover’s hand
Anita was going to die

Lament

On the night of the full moon we
Danced beneath its glow
With flowers woven in our hair
Oh how our joy did grow

Fires were lit to share the light
And songs were sung and shared
And we rejoiced for a happy world
Our lives were unimpaired

But as the years came and passed
Our numbers grew quite small
There are so very few of us
And there seems to be a wall

Between us and the world outside
All the joy seems gone
Faces now are all careworn
Where once the light had shone

And so we wait until that day
When people turn once more
To old beliefs, and we will rise
When joy has been restored

Tinkerbell

I eated Tinkerbell
It was an accident
I thought she was a little bug
And in my mouth she went

My tummy feels all fluttery
And everything is odd
When I open up to meow
Instead I stay slack-jawed

A light is shining from my mouth
And when I’m in the dark
My mom and dad become quite cross
It gives them such a start

And when I use my litterbox
I have no privacy
I try to stay so quiet
But now everyone can see

You’d think there is no upside
But on the other hand
Now I can jump much higher
And oh so lightly land

On mouses when I find them
So it’s all worked out right
‘Cuz now when I meow at the dog
It gives him a great fright