Teen Poetry Collections

My Sumo Cat

by a young man, age 12

When I first got my cat
Charlie
He was so tiny
He was as tiny as a stuffed kitten
He was so tiny
That I could fit him
In a stuffed animal cage
That was not really meant
For real animals.
When I got back home
And let him out
He ran away
And hid inside…
My shoe.
A couple of months later
He was a lot bigger.
About one year later
He weighed 20 lbs.
That’s all he does is
Eat, Sleep, Cuddle,
And waddle
Sometimes.
That’s why I call him Sumo Cat.