My Favorite Poem (of mine)

cat-in-basketStill celebrating National Poetry Month, and one of my favorite poems (that I’ve ever written) has to be A Writer’s Wish. I wrote it ages ago for a now vanished writer’s website called Themestream, and as I recall it won a prize. Years later, I still find myself reciting it when no one is listening for no reason at all but to hear it. I posted it on my blog in August 2013.

A Writer’s Wish

If I could pen a scribble here

To a buyer that would pay me dear

I’d slide up quick off my soft rear

And gallop to my computer where

My bony cat in basket sits

And eyes my work thru narrow slits

He eats not fish but old prune pits

For small I’m paid for written wits.

But say perchance, I could succeed

To lure the president to lead

Me thru his tale of slippery greed

And naughty things we want to read

I’d see success at my feet laid

My cat now fat and me well paid.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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