Scaredy Cat: a quadrille poem

Scaredy Cat | Photo: Lesley Scoble

Scaredy Cat

“Get on my broomstick.
Now!” said the witch

The cat licked an itch
I won’t go.
You ride too quick
It makes me sick.
I’m scared.” 

She glared.
Adjusted her hat
and flew away
Into a tree.

“I’m free,” 
said the cat.

Lesley Scoble     November 2022

My poem SCAREDY CAT is in response to the D’verse Poetry Prompt. My thanks to WhimsyGizmo for the prompt ‘to Scare up a poem of exactly 44 words, including some form of the word scare.’

Here’s a portrait of the witch taken in happier times.

Witch | Sketch of actress Ania Marson in the film Howl | drawing by Lesley ‘Scribbles’ Scoble


    • Thank you so much! 🧙‍♀️🐈‍⬛😁
      I enjoyed it! I rattled out 190 words at first! Great fun it was wielding a sharp editor’s knife to get it down to only 44 words!🔪 There are enough words left over for a book!
      Thanks Whimsygizmo xx


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