A Cat in My Lap, by Karen Boxell


I know I have a lot to do,
So many things -- see them through.
There are clothes to clean, grass to mow,
Cookies to bake, seeds to sow.
But I really can't do all these things in a snap.

Because you see, there's a cat in my lap.

He stretches and rolls and gives me a wink
From his sleepy gold eyes -- just a small blink.

I smooth his long tail and tickle his tummy.
He yawns and purrs to tell me that's yummy.
The telephone rings. The paperboy taps.
No move do I make. There's a cat in my lap.

Bright sunlight dances across the floor
To warm my small friend just a bit more.
A happy prisoner am I in my chair --
Some moments of peace -- not a care.
I think I'll take a little nap.
With this soft, furry ball, a cat in my lap!

By Karen Boxell

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May 03, 2021
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by: Anonymous

This is true! Every word of it. Would love to have this framed for my husband who always has a cat in his lap and uses it as an excuse not to get up!

Oct 08, 2020
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by: Tom Palionis

My sister Lina sent me your poem "A Cat in My Lap", which totally represents my life at this point. I’m on disability, have two cats (thanks to Lina), and have been putting off very necessary work on my house and yard. Which is putting me even more down because of my lack of progress. Well, I thought that I should acknowledge your very on point poem. Thanks,

Tom

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