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~



6 responses to “Poetic Thursday: Meerkats

  1. My first thought was ‘how cuddly’. You did your ‘homework’ well. We all learned something this morning.

  2. Well done!!! Know what? I’m really happy to read so many great poems this week and almost everyone said they had to do a little research on meerkats to write their poem. They are adorable little animals but nobody knows anything about them! Lots of fun to learn new things isn’t it. Thanks for playing poetry with us every week – isn’t the photo for next week a little spooky???!!!


  3. Meerkats are awfully cute. You pulled this one out quite well. I don’t think I could write a poem on demand the way you do and I truly enjoy reading your offerings.

  4. Good job! Meerkats are adorable.

    The Florida Furkids

  5. Bravo! – and you learned about meerkats .. & you didn’t have to pull the “M” volume of Encyclopedia Britannica down off the shelf, either ; )

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Wow, you nailed it my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plus you learned about meerkats..

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