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The Cat That Swallowed The Hat

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The Cat That Swallowed The Hat

The hat in the cat, that swallowed it whole

Then jumped in my arms, and he started to grow....

A cain for his paw and taps for his shoes

He then leaned over and whispered

"But have you heard the news?"

I opened my eyes and I lifted my head

Yet the cat was not there; it was a dream, I said

Still what was this news as I climbed out of bed

And opened the blinds, but the trees were all dead....

I looked to my left, then I looked to my right

Not a sound could be heard; I could find no life!?

Jumped in the shower and brushed my teeth

Put on my suit, and then, there appeared a wreath....

But what does it mean, I thought, and what was this dream?

As I stepped out my door, unto a desolate scene ~

I got in my car and I started to drive

Thought to myself, am I the only Soul that's alive?

I drove and drove until the day turned to night

Never passing nor seeing not even one life....

I began to weep as I lowered my eyes, slowly down

Tears upon my cheeks, which fell silent to the ground

Yet then, I heard a voice which spoke softly in my ear....

So I lifted my and I swallowed my tears ~

Tears within my vision that made it ever so clear

Like the cat within my dream, that whispered

"Oh, but the time is so near"....

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....“The Cat, That Swallowed The Hat?!”


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  1. Date: 11/19/2011 4:49:00 PM
    Rather enjoyed reading the light and dark tonight...I always believe one couldn't truly appreciate one without the other...luv shannon

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 5:19:00 AM
    The story is great, a light side and a dark side. I love the push pull of the rhyme too. Bet Dr Seuss would too.

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    Date: 6/19/2011 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Smile ~ “I Am Glad That `Your Beauty` Enjoyed It My Dear; `Love, Always,`” John!:) ~
  1. Date: 5/30/2011 6:36:00 AM
    A cat swollowed a hat and then became fat :)..i thought it was a humorous poem,till i felt those silent tears,a very bad dream and a great poem:)

  1. Date: 5/30/2011 3:34:00 AM
    surreal and profound poem, full of intrigue...long time no see, nice to see you posting as yourself again, they are very worthy poems :-)

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    Date: 5/30/2011 3:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    `` Tis Ever Great write.. Yes.. time is ever so near.. Loved your write.. staight from your heart..