The Rat And The Cat

Poem written by pirate60 on Monday 10, April 2017

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A child's bedtime rhyme about a rat and a cat

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The Rat And Cat Extended Jack Sprat’s cat, it chased a rat, For the rat had taken the cheese. While little Jack Horner rode his bike to the corner, Where he fell and scraped both knees. Past Jack ran the rat, followed closely by the cat, The cat and rat ran on. They left in a flash, or maybe a dash, By Horner they were thus bygone. Then along came Mary with nary a carry, Saw the rat and cat run by. She sat down beside her a pitcher of cider, And thus began to cry. When Little Miss Muffet, who had left her tuffet, Walked happily with the Spider beside her. Past Mary went their stroll, Muffet still carrying her bowl, Each now with a glass of cider. Cat and rat kept on going, neither seemed to be slowing, For the chase had turned to fun. They left Mary’s place in a quickening pace, For them it was more fun to run. On a nearby hill ran Jack and Jill, two lovers to share a kiss. The two embraced in that quaint little place, to talk and reminisce. For the cat and the rat they cared not to chat, so left the lovers on the hill. They ran down to the stream in their eyes a gleam, hit the pail and made it spill. Little Peter Piper, tossed off his wet diaper, And ran out to the woods to play. With a breeze on his wily, though he felt somewhat silly, Cried out, “What a wonderful day.” Both cat and rat had to laugh at that, For Peter didn’t see his mother. She snuck up on the tot and gave him a swat, And for good measures she gave him another. There was a young fella looking for Cindy Rella, For he wanted to take her to the ball. Though he looked high and low, Cindy was a no show, So he went home to his bed to sprawl. Next seen was a Little Dog, sitting by an old log, Laughing as the two ran on. Both rat and cat had to laugh at that. Ran over the hill and were gone. A dish and a spoon were seen around noon, When the Cow jumped over the moon. The moon up at noon; how odd that’s too soon. Why that’s no moon but a big white balloon. Up ahead sat Boy Blue, his sister was there too, Happily playing a tune. Their song was quite nice, so they played it twice, As the Dish danced with the Spoon. Said the Cat to the Rat, “Would you look at that.” And the two paused to watch the show. They all danced to the tune, until half past noon, But then they had to go. A giant watched the two, as he had little else to do. For his harp and goose Jack had. “That’s a shame,” said the rat. “I agree,” said the cat. “For the giant looks so sad.” They called to him, with a wave and a grin. Asked, “Sir would you share some cheese?” The Giant, who was sad, now was quite glad. Replied, “Why, yes if you please.” The chase it did end, for the rat did descend, In his hole and to his rat mother. The race was now done, and a most vigorous one, If he could he’d like another. His mother looked at him, her face quite grim, And this is what she said. “I see only the cheese so if you would please, Run out and get too some bread.”
   

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    Very nice poem Smile

    "On a a near by hill" - nearby in on word (could be my british english).
    I totally missed that. I believe it should be one word.
    I really enjoyed reading it, pirate! Well done!
    After fixing any more errors this will become my 6th book and 3rd picture book. Cross your fingers.
    The usual high standard we hold you to.
    Thanks Don. I always try to live up to the standards you set.