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Poem: Lucky Black Cat

I have been known as "The Cat Lady" throughout the years. I have taken care of many cats, both feral and domestic. I love black cats.

"Black Cat Magic" by Brookie


Approaching this Halloween night,
being new to the neighborhood
my thoughts ponder what theme
if any, I should display
but a costume and mask
will surely protect me from any ghosts
lingering in the midst.

Since I don’t want bad luck
keeping the spirit’s away
is at the top of my list,
so maybe my costume
will be a black cat
since many cultures believe
they bring good fortune.

Like in Scotland one on your doorstep
brings prosperity,
in Japan a black cat figurine
frightens evil, demons, and stalkers,
in the theater world
if a black cat wonders inside
your play will run long and be prosperous,
in the south of France
they are believed to be “money" or “magician" cats.

So this year I will forgo the bad superstitions
of the black cat
trusting in her good fortune,
for one look into a her eyes
will melt your heart with compassion.

"Top 10 Black Cat Facts" by Cole and Marmalade

"Star" a kitty who once owned me




BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 19, 2019:

Yes, Cheryl. That is why I am choosing the black cat...plus those kitty's are so adorable.

Thank you for reading.

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on October 19, 2019:

In some countries black cats are considered to be lucky

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2019:

Thank you, Lora.

I am so glad you enjoyed my poem.

I am pleased to know you had 2 black kittys in your life...it is an awesome experience. I will forever remember mine.

They bring so much joy to one's heart.

Thanks for reading.

Lora Hollings on October 17, 2019:

I really liked your poem: Lucky Black Cat, Brenda. What a great message it has! I had two beautiful black cats, both of them I got as kittens from rescues. One had short black hair and the other had long black hair. I named them Huckleberry and Baby Huey. They were both so affectionate, and Huey even loved to go for car rides! Huckleberry was a more adventurous type and liked to go for walks so I leash trained him. They lived to be a ripe old age. I will always cherish my memories of them as well as my photos. I loved your video too. It was sad in the beginning of this film in learning how ignorant people can be just because of their color! But it was also very informative as well. I loved the ending. That was cool just like black cats! Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 15, 2019:

Thank you, Jason.

It is quite amazing that many people fear black cats.

If you ever get the chance to have one they will show you lots of love.

Nothing to fear about them.

Thanks for reading.

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on October 14, 2019:

Super job. I loved all the descriptive facts about cats. Its amazing how so many so cultures feared or even worshiped the cat.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 14, 2019:

Thank you, Linda.

I love black kittys...they are so adorable.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 14, 2019:

I love the fact that you've shared interesting information about black cats in your poem. They deserve respect, especially at Halloween. The picture of your black cat reminded me of one that I had once had.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 14, 2019:

Thanks Charlie.

So glad you thought it was good.

It was interesting to write.

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on October 14, 2019:

Well done Brenda. Nice poem, and I didn't know all those facts about black cats

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 14, 2019:


It was certainly fun to write something a little different.

To challenge myself a bit.

Thank you for wishing me luck.

Lorna Lamon on October 14, 2019:

A perfect piece for the competition Brenda, and I wish you good luck.

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