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The Cat Plays Teacher
The Cat in the Hat was a master of stories
he knew what to tell the small kids.
He talked of a wall taller than a great giant
and how grownups just did what they did.
The black of his fur was incredibly soft
so the children would snuggle up close
Holding a hand or maybe his tail
Not knowing what it means to impose.
The Cat didn’t care that the kids wanted cuddles
as long as he sat ‘gainst the wall
He had a long night and awfully long morning
and didn’t want to risk that he’d fall.
He thought he could buy some good silver tape
and tape himself up straight and nice
Then after he read a few stories to them
would give them some valuable advice.
He’d tell both the kids that they shouldn’t forget
that bedtime is good for your brain
and he’d throw in a reason or two, maybe three
’bout how no sleep can make you insane.
The Cat would continue to tell both the kids
that a narrow path needs to expand
and leading a search or archeology dig
is like leading a great big brass band.
He’d give them both tips that were equally good
to impress both their parents with how
He looked like a cat but was so super smart
And that was the Cat’s cue to bow.
He’d thank the small kids and both of their folks
and leave without leaving a mess
Dad would be getting his slippers and cozy bathrobe
while Mom just stood in her dress.
The kids said goodnight and said all their prayers
to show their folks that they behaved
Then they snuck to the window to make sure the cat
turned around and remembered to wave.
©2020 CBialczak Poetry Fan Fiction
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