Greatest American Kitty,

Greatest American Kitty, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB/META and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

William Katt
You are not that
You are however

A silly pussy cat
Jaclyn Smith
Angel’s namesake

You are a character
Make no mistake
You love to jump

When you crouch
About to launch
Of your landings

I have no doubt
You could have been
The feline Ralf

Believe it or not
You’re flying on air
You never thought

You could be so free
Flying away
On a play full day

Who could it be
Believe it or not
It’s just Kelly

Your landings
Have much
To be desired

Most of the time
Don’t you get tired?

I love you
But you have no grace

You soar
Like an eagle
And land

Like an octopus
Tentacles spread out
No parachute to aid

And counselor
Anneplath his name

Kelly I am afraid
Though we are
On the same team

You wont ever
Be able to stick
That dismount

Off of the balance beam.

For those who don’t know I am playing off of the theme song to the “superhero” show of the 80s called “The Greatest American Hero” and the theme song “Believe It Or Not”. Actor William Katt played Ralf on the show. The character’s friends were an FBI agent named Maxwell, and his lawyer love interest Pam, Maxwell often called “counselor”.

This is an ode to that show and how it shows that even the dorks, the clumsy are loved and matter, and fun and silly, and great to have as friends. Kelly and Anneplath both have a time of it sticking their landings when they flip in the air to attempt to grab the fuzzy toy on the string just above their heads, and do a backflip on the way down, but it looks so awkward the way they land. It is so silly and fun to watch.

“Ralf” was the hero in the show, space aliens chose him to wear and use a “super hero” leotard full body, with a cape, and it allowed him to fly. But Ralf couldn’t stick the landings. That is how I feel watching my cats play. I love them so much.

2 responses to “Greatest American Kitty,”

  1. This is such a delightful poem, Brian. I can tell by the way you write about your kittens just how much you love them. I’m sure they feel the same way about you, too. Reading about their antics is wonderful, and they sound so adorable. I totally love the lines, ‘

    You soar
    Like an eagle
    And land

    Like an octopus
    Tentacles spread out
    No parachute to aid

    That just conjures up a wonderful image, and it made me laugh – I can just see Kelly landing like an octopus! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

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