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Thompson Island 1907

Thompson Island 1907

The rats had invaded
The hens, they negated
What were the school boys to do
They got out the hose
Those rats to dispose
Whenever they came into view
It was 1907
The boys six to eleven
There at the Farm and Trade School
They had come to learn farming
But the rats were alarming
So they set about for a duel
The rats were digesting
The hens that were resting
And the geese living under the house
The rats, they were stealthy
And with poison unhealthy
These old rats they decided to douse
They plugged escape holes
Armed the young boys with some poles
Then proceeded to turn on the hose
As the rats scurried out
They were bandied about
And that was the end of those
As the battles were fought
Escaped rats, there were naught
And the boys hung their kill on the fence
There were one fifty two
By the time they were through
Not a rat has come back ever since
So if rats were your problem
These boys sure could solve them
For their lessons they learned you could tell
Their folks were elated
For when they graduated
They rid rats from their farms as well

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  1. Date: 1/2/2013 2:36:00 PM
    i love the rhyme scheme you've chosen for this very clever poem (which i gather you've learned about from the internet!). i very much enjoyed reading it! (fix typo in 6th line from bottom)

    dailey Avatar mike dailey
    Date: 1/3/2013 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Ilene, you really rate as an editor. I will fix that word right away. Mike