Wednesday, March 20, 2013

IGWRT's Susan Says "King of the Hill"



King of the Hill

We continually search
for happiness, for meaning.

If only we were content
as is the barn cat,

needs met,
protected, warm,

content king
of his humble hill,

dreaming
of what he has.

by Margaret Bednar, March 20, 2013

Linked with Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's -  Susan Says "Stretching Comparisons"

17 comments:

Susan said...

I love it! The narrator entered the cat mind, psyche, etc, dreaming, enough said. MY cat to a tee, on her not so "humble hill." Lovely.

razzamadazzle said...

This is wonderful! Cats truly do know how to make any place their own comfortable throne.

TexWisGirl said...

awww.

Kerry O'Connor said...

You have given us a wonderful message here, Margaret. What a place to find contented rest! I shall think twice before complaining that my life is shitty!

aprille said...

Not a humble hill, Margaret: An absolutely magnificent compost heap, to outdo all other compost heaps anywhere.
Grteat envy and it must make your roses grow a treat.
Nice contrast with that immaculate tiny white kitten curled up in the best place on the estate.

G-Man said...

All snuggly in a pile of Horse Pucky. Thats MY goal in life as well...:-)

Kay L. Davies said...

I love this, Margaret. I agree with Kerry, we should be able to find comfort and joy no matter how our situations appear to others.
K

Kim Nelson said...

We should, indeed, learn to be as content. Wonderful lesson, pleasingly written, Margaret.

Mama Zen said...

This is really lovely!

Wolfsrosebud said...

barn cats are pretty content... i think you have something here

Ella said...

I love this and Kerry cracked me up, lol~

Margaret, very clever ;D

Helen said...

Cuddly, wuddly ... love it Margaret.

Sini Rachel said...

A purring cat is the image of cozy contentment.Your words make me wish I could sleep like the cat..

Peggy said...

Great photo and good choice for comparison in the poem!

girlwiththepen1118 said...

wonderful comparison Margaret ! Cats do seem to have a secret that we humans need to better learn and apply-- God always will keep me in his hand, whatever comes, he'll compensate.
Blessings friend ~
Deborah

Sabio Lantz said...

Ah, to be a dog or cat == but without sense of self or desire to dig deep to understand and to expand. Ah, at what a cost. Oh the cost of a certain type of consciousness -- twas it worth it? Good puzzle

Grace said...

Dreaming of what he has, is a blessing ~ Good take on the prompt, love also the title post ~