OK, dVersers, it is time to play. Play pat-a-cake with the cat. Draw chalk cartoons on the sidewalk. Flirt in your head with your fantasy lover. Be a Formula One race car driver. Go out and dance under the moon with the faeries. Choose any which way and have fun with it!
One of my favorite things to do when I was a kid was read and I loved The Cat in the Hat. I have written my fair share of fan-fiction and when I saw this prompt I thought it would work well.
The Cat Comes To Play
The Cat in the Hat took out his bag Something he took to the kids on the block The bag had some things like marbles and jacks, Barbies, and tickety-tockity clocks
He put on his dress up and offered the kids some jewels and some real fancy shoes He let them win games like chess and some cards Even though he himself hated to lose
He had many books that he wanted to read but he let the kids make up their mind if they wanted to sit and read just like him or hide in the places where he couldn’t find
The Cat in the Hat took the kids out to play and brought chalk and ropes they had to jump He thought that he’d win if he ran in the mud but they laughed when he slipped and fell on his rump.
When time came to stop because Mom would be home The Cat and the kids were so sad But The Cat told the kids that he’d be back again soon and what a great time he had had.
The Cat in the Hat set off to the house of the boy and the girl, to give them a rouse He brought with him toys and three other things Like books and balloons and tossable rings. Humidity was high on the warm summer day and he didn’t think they’d go outside to play instead they would stay at home in the dark reading good stories and a bath with a shark. He’d sit with them quiet and not read them junk Kids like his friends didn’t want books that stunk. No audience needed for the Cat in the Hat He knew about fame and what went with that Instead he chose quiet with friends like the kids And stayed until bedtime, when both kids closed their lids.
The Cat in the Hat sat back in his chair He motioned the children, “Come on over here”. They looked at the screen and were totally awed At the mirror that smoked, it had to be flawed. But the Cat took their hands and he tried to explain “What you see on the screen, well it isn’t all sane” He continued to show them some other strange sites like Fandango and Bushboy, and a Stine who just writes. Then they closed up the tab and went back to the toys That they knew how to use without unfettered ploys When their mother came home and the children were fed She thanked the smart cat and sent the kids straight to bed.
Jim is the host and gave us this picture and the word, cold. Here goes…
Poor, cold cat (Cat in the Hat fan fiction)
And now he was back. The Cat in the Hat And even though cold, he ne’r worried bought that He worried ‘bout green cheese and even green eggs He worried ‘bout spiders and all of their legs He came well prepared, that Cat in the Hat He came with some bug spray and his big baseball bat He told the kids stories that his pop told him Even ‘bout working, which sometimes were grim But he smiled and nodded to keep the mood light Or else these two kids would end up in a fight Then mom would be mad that the Cat came to call She’d make him leave quick with his stories and all She’d make him run far and tell him not to come back ‘Cause common sense manners their mom did not lack She’d tell him to stay away far from her house “I’ll call the police! You dirty old louse!” So the cat kept on walking, even now in the snow ‘Cause home was the only place he knew to go.
Tale Weaver – #313 – Finding Something Forgotten – February 4th, 2021
The Cat finds his kite
The Cat in the Hat was somewhere brand new he didn’t know who lived there or lived there with who. He saw lots of toys and some stuff in the yard He tried to look inside, curtains made it hard.
He thought that he’d knock on the door that’s bright red Perhaps they’d know him by the hat on his head Most people did know him for what he did wear He was famous to most, though he couldn’t care.
So he walked up the walk and he stood nice and straight he walked up the steps and he closed the front gate He didn’t want pets that might live there to leave Most kids did have pets, or he’d like to believe.
When all of a sudden from up on the roof A balloon went by flying, then popped with a Poof! Down to the ground a bright paper did float He bent down to get it and saw it’s a note.
The note it was written in crayon and pen Was the writing he noticed from a little boy Ben? The note was so sweet that the Cat he did cry Ben had an old kite that the Cat used to fly.
The Cat was so happy to get back his kite He smiled so big with his teeth white and bright. So Ben lived in this house that he just stopped by And now he and Ben watch their kites blow and fly.
I haven’t visited the Pub in so very long! I was happy to see this challenge as I love my Thesaurus! Check it out here
There were two prompts to choose from – this is the first choice Write a SOUND POEM which includes AT LEAST ONE from EACH of the FIVE HEARING CATEGORY SELECTIONS below: (reference the hearing words you chose in your post).
The bellow I heard was a dissonant sound I could feel the loud blabber through the dirt on the ground Poetically troubled and embellished with horror My mind tried to grasp that the man was a snorer Instead of just sitting and feeling the wrath I imagined myself getting in a hot bath This helped calm my mind and clear all the clamour Even though my deep voice continued to stammer I walked right away trying to keep myself happy Realizing listening to this was like a bad, dirty nappy.
This is the second choice: Simply write about the Thesaurus, as the above poets have – what it means to you; describe it, have fun with it. Let the synonyms flow, or antagonise with antonyms.
There are no restrictions on poetry style or meter but those of you who like Acrostics might want to make a nine liner for THESAURUS.
The Cat brings a Thesaurus
So the Cat in the Hat came back to the house with a book in his hands too big for a mouse He loved this great book since its loaded with words he couldn’t wait to show them since the amount was absurd He knew that the kids would love a book such as this Like the Swiss love the alps there’s not one word to miss.
The Cat in the Hat knew the mom would be mad if she saw all the toys and goodies he had. He tried to keep quiet and out of her way to keep her distracted was the way he could stay.
He started with smiles and a proud, firm handshake His brow started sweating, she would know it was fake All he had to get by was this first “How d’ya do?” Then to get to the kids, just he and those two.
So he started to walk on his back legs to show that he knew that his back was the rude way to go. The mother was pleased by the Cat’s gentle tone She was happy to leave the three of them all alone.
The Cat took his bag and all the tricks he had found The comics and posters and the car with the sound He spread them all out on the rug in the room He had his own bag and could clean with his broom.
The kids were so happy to see all his stuff He wondered if they thought there wasn’t enough. But for hours they played without one single fight A perfect fun day led to a quite tired night.
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