Cats and Boys Alike Or Not

By Ian Scott

"Boys are like cats - they love no-one but you can't help being fond of them"

--RogerPeyrefitte


boy is kin of cat
postures of languid repose
let me count the ways
cat's sharp claws cut skin
boy's sharp words cut to man's heart
both eat all the time
cat's covered with fur
both climb trees quickly chase balls
boy's hair is on head
dislike of water
is common but cats are clean
boys are often not
both enjoy napping
even right after waking
cats boys sleep again
both enjoy your touch
petting evokes purr and stretch
boy responds in kind
boys are worst at best
so little time left as boys
they grow and mature
boys grow fly away
to school to work to family
cats stay fed and scratched