Strolling as usual under cherry tree;
I was on my wild hunting regimen;
Feline behavior really sets me free.
Killer instinct does dwell in feline mind;
Predatory drives hunting daily sport;
Regardless of how well fed, teeth must grind,
Domesticated in home of Bridgeport...
On boughs my four padded feet stood supreme;
Among wet leaves and rising of the sun;
Birds among the green, I plotted my scheme;
Poultry dish wish my fearless plot was spun.
Through cherry boughs I scaled through morn,
With every climb my wish grew out of sight;
"Come down Ginger, you are no leprechaun";
That voice in my head was stern and polite.
A Whiskas cat I am; I love to prey;
But church bells bellowed time for midnight mass;
Trees sang "Silent Night" and I had no sway;
Those black-birds chirped cherry-berry Christmas.
© Paterika Hengreaves