Three Pets in a Bed

Image A dog, a cat and a kitten in a bed. Text: There were three in the bed.

Three Pets in a Bed

Poem by Iris Carden

There were three in the bed,
and all of them said,
"No room for a human.
Sleep elsewhere instead."

The human said," Wait!
It's my bed you're in.
Surely there's room.
Some of you are quite thin."

The pets wouldn't move.
They just wouldn't share.
The human said, "It's my bed.
I'm sleeping in there."

Then the human, quite 
unceremoniously,
Picked up all the pets
one, two and three.

She put all of them
out of the room with care,
then closed the door
and left them all there.

You know the above is all a lie.
In truth, she made the decision
to fit care fully between pets
and sleep in an awkward position.

This poem is from my book Poetic Pets. You can get it here.

Cover of Poetic Pets, featuring Princess, a seal-point ragdoll kitten.

Poetic Pets

A collection of cute and simple poems about a collection of cute and simple pets.

Want the poem read to you. Find the podcast here.

By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.

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