Daily Archives: February 6, 2020

Poetic Thursday: Meerkats

Welcome to the first (poetic) Thursday of February. Pam and her boys at Two Spoiled Cats threw me a curve with the photo inspiration this week.

I knew NOTHING about meerkats….at all….

Usually, I “work on” my poem all through the week. As of last night, I had NOTHING. But, upon waking this morning, I put together this feeble attempt:


Meerkats is the poetry subject this week.
The extent of my knowledge: they look cuddly and sweet.

So it was off to Wikipedia, where I found
they live in colonies underground.

In search of food, they go out and about
but one member always serves as a scout.

Predator nearby, in the air or on ground?
The scout sends that message strictly by sound.

Homework at my age?  But, yes, it’s true.
Guess we’re never too old to learn something new.

Thanks, Pam, for the challenge this week!

~These Days Of Mine~