Those Feline Eyes

Feline eyes …

Feline Eyes
Those Feline Eyes

 

Those feline eyes entrap me,

I am your helpless prey.

Even if I wanted to

I cannot look away.

∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞

Almond shaped and shining

With jade green/amber hue,

Those eyes engulf me in their depths,

They pierce me through and through.

∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞

I feel your constant hunger,

Your needs and your desires.

Those feline eyes are arsonists

That ignite my inner fires.

∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞

I try to look into your eyes

To hold your powerful gaze,

But when I do you conquer me,

I bow down as your slave.

∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞

The lion may be the King of Beasts

But you’re Queen of this House.

I have to do your bidding,

You’re cat and I am mouse.

 

by John Hansen © 2016

 

John Hansen

Longtime poet but not in the traditional technical sense. I enjoy rhyme but like to experiment and dabble in many different forms and maybe even make up some of my own. There is always a message or lesson I want to promote through my writing, for that reason, my poetry generally shies away from the abstract and obscure.

After a lot of procrastinating I have finally self-published my first eBooks of poetry "I Laughed a Smile" and "On the Wings of Eagles" at Lulu.com.Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction.

I have also been fortunate to have two poems chosen to be made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren.

I am also finding my services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials.

It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years is now wonderful material for my stories and poems.

I want to try to bring a new focus on poetry and try to make it appealing to a new generation of young people and those who thought they never liked or understood it before.

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John Hansen

Longtime poet but not in the traditional technical sense. I enjoy rhyme but like to experiment and dabble in many different forms and maybe even make up some of my own. There is always a message or lesson I want to promote through my writing, for that reason, my poetry generally shies away from the abstract and obscure. After a lot of procrastinating I have finally self-published my first eBooks of poetry "I Laughed a Smile" and "On the Wings of Eagles" at Lulu.com. Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction. I have also been fortunate to have two poems chosen to be made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren. I am also finding my services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials. It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years is now wonderful material for my stories and poems. I want to try to bring a new focus on poetry and try to make it appealing to a new generation of young people and those who thought they never liked or understood it before.

10 thoughts on “Those Feline Eyes

    • August 20, 2016 at 3:41 PM
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      Thank you, Phyllis. I guess I revealed a little of my passionate side with this one 🙂 glad you enjoyed it.

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  • August 20, 2016 at 2:06 PM
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    I have always been a dog person and never a cat person, but your line “You’re cat and I am mouse.” is so true of every cat person I know. I will be passing this on to those folks to read… great piece John.

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  • August 20, 2016 at 3:44 PM
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    Thanks for appreciating this even though you are a dog lover, Kurt..and for passing it on to those who may appreciate it even more. We have three dogs and four cats so it’s virtually raining cats and dogs here. We love both, but they are of ph so different.

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  • August 20, 2016 at 9:18 PM
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    A powerful admission John, our ladies always have the upper hand, no matter how much we deny it. A beautifully rhymed verse, filled with imagery and truth. I love it my friend.

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  • August 20, 2016 at 10:32 PM
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    Tony, thanks for you assessment of this poem..spot on! Glad you enjoyed this.

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  • August 21, 2016 at 4:58 PM
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    Wow, awesome. Loved this line: Those feline eyes are arsonists

    That ignite my inner fires.

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  • August 22, 2016 at 5:58 AM
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    Thank you, Lori. Glad you enjoyed this poem, especially that particular line.

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  • September 7, 2016 at 3:56 PM
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    Thanks, Jackie. Glad you enjoyed this one. I am nothing without my imagination.

    Reply

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