What Wills, Thrills, Chills, Fills, and Kills the Cat
July 21, 2015
Why do people think filth is where it’s at?
Simple: Curiosity wills the cat.
We know it’s bad for us, but we don’t care.
Our morbid need to know still wills the cat,
Pushing us ever forward to find out
Precisely what it is that thrills the cat.
The media know this all too well, too,
And do all that they can to thrill the cat
With juicy gossip galore left and right
‘Bout the latest smut out to chill the cat—
Racy, raunchy, tacky trash through and through,
And all just enough so to thrill the cat
Without the burden of healthy substance
That would dare cramp what style may chill the cat.
Rarely, if ever, does clean, wholesome stuff
Get any sort of chance to thrill the cat,
No matter how lovingly made it is
With quality enough to thrill the cat—
A solid plot, likeable characters,
And a message that hopes to fill the cat
With wisdom and wit to last a lifetime.
Such is what used to, for us, thrill the cat.
Just as times have changed, though, so have our tastes.
No longer do good stories thrill the cat,
And we’ve but ourselves to blame for it all
With our need nowadays to chill the cat
With that which we know is naught but rubbish
Rather than what we know will fill the cat
With warmth of heart and soul and sense of smarts,
Funding instead those who now fill the cat
With thoughts of violence and perversion and
Language hateful enough to kill the cat,
Defiling what’s left of our innocence.
Meanwhile, all those who’ve tried to fill the cat
Have been ignored and tossed aside like trash,
Their words never to fill or thrill the cat.
That’s how it’s been one year after the next
For far too long now, and it kills the cat
Knowing things haven’t been the same since the
Days when curiosity filled the cat
With hope, laughter, amazement, and wonder.
Will such a time return to thrill the cat?
Honestly, only if we stop letting
Our foul curiosity kill the cat
And learn to see for ourselves good from bad
Before curiosity kills the cat
And support that which has been made with care,
Not stuff made blatantly to chill the cat.
Only then will things evolve, so let’s not
Let our curiosity kill the cat.
More learning, thinking, knowing: That’s the stuff
That will once again someday thrill the cat.
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