Old Tom


My Dad
An Old Tom
Leaving one mess after another

I have his bite
A bit of iron in my bones
And a stripe or two that matches

I am thankful for the
Gifts and curses

Never has
A Father and Son
More misunderstood the other

In my time of need though
It was the Old Tom
That was there to lick my wounds

Sometimes I swatted him away
And provided fresh

Other times
He has drawn blood
In Love and Anger

Who can understand
A cat
Mystical animals

The Old Tom
Helps keep the serpent
At bay

He was always ready
To pounce
At danger

The Old Tom
Always brought home
What we needed that day

We have scrapped
Often as the
First born often does

Distant and aloof at times now
The greying Old Tom
Sometimes needs help

The Old Tom
Now mostly spent must
Never forget how he is needed

So climb on
Old Tom
Borrow my strength and vision

You helped
To fan the flame
That has lifted me high

To follow
Your example
I will be there when needed

Protecting all
Under my care
I will never stray

Image – Earth Tom – from Mystical Cats Tarot

Tao of the Cat


who cares who is right
for I am thankful
and filled with Light

we are guided
to play
and learn to Love

whatever circle you
find yourself in
roam as a solitary lion

be as the cat
ever ready to pounce
sleep or walk away

if nothing has your attention
stop and take a nap
something is sure to come along

stop your fretting
ignore high flying thoughts
go with the flow

be like the Cat

Image – From Mystical Cat Tarot – Major Arcana – The Wheel

The Tao of Hubble


Image – omega and Hubble – The Tao of Hubble

Mystical Art From Down the Rabbit Hole



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Johfra Bosschart