NaPoWriMo 2021: 4/9/2021

Find the information here: https://www.napowrimo.net/day-four-9/

Write a poem in the form of a “to-do list.” The fun of this prompt is to make it the “to-do list” of an unusual person or character.

The Cat makes a list

Well the Cat in the Hat 
was up to his tricks 
looking for kids 
to bring into the mix.  
He had a big list 
of things left to do 
like tidy his bag 
and polish his shoe. 
He also had things 
like talk to the fish, 
walk on a ball,
balance a dish, 
take a long walk, 
Sing a new song, 
play a new game, 
the list was real long. 
The Cat sat to think 
about what to do first 
he decided a drink  
who help quench his dry thirst 
When all of a sudden 
he finally found 
a book and a pen 
to write it all down. 
He wrote down his list 
in a second or two 
He loved the red ink 
and also the blue. 
He jotted and scribbled 
until the paper was full 
He put on his hat 
and gave it a pull 
He went on his way 
to find some kids to play 
and decided to leave 
the list to some other day. 

©2021 CBialczak Poetry Fanfiction
NaPoWriMo 2021

Distracted: Your Daily Word Prompt

To participate go to: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2021/01/07/your-daily-word-prompt-distracted-ydwordprompt-January-7-2021/

The Cat in the Hat comes to play

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. 

©2021 CBialczak Poetry Fan Fiction

The Sunday Whirl: The Cat gets scared!

The Cat sat there waiting by the light of the moon 

He wanted the kids here, he wanted them soon. 

He thought he saw something shine up in his eye 

He heard something breathing, he heard something sigh.  

From around a sharp corner a thing did appear 

The cat heard a bark. He didn’t want to show fear. 

It was almost the morning, time to look for the sound 

It wasn’t a mean dog, not even a hound.  

It was the kids for the Cat, they were playing a trick 

Feeling no divine intervention, the Cat he felt sick. 

The kids felt real sorry for scaring their buddy 

Pasting on a fake smile even though feeling cruddy.  

The Cat gasped real loud when he saw the kids cry 

He thought they should open their minds and should try 

To follow the Cat’s lead to have fun for the time 

Just having fun and laughing isn’t a crime 

So they went on together to enjoying their day 

The kids and the Cat had games they would play.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry Fan Fiction

What do you see? # 57 November 23, 2020

To participate go to Sadje’s site: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/11/23/what-do-you-see-57-november-23-2020/

The Cat brings Cake

Today the Cat stopped by at noon 
he knew it was the day 
the children’re home and not at school 
they’d want to laugh and play. 

He thought he’d bring a tasty treat 
to start the day off right 
A cupcake full of sweet sugar 
He could eat in one big bite. 

The children were so happy when 
the Cat knocked on their door. 
They had their books and writing out 
laid all out on the floor. 

The Cat told them to clean it up 
today was a day for fun 
The children knew the cat was right 
In a minute they were done. 

They took a blanket off the bed 
and laid it out real straight. 
The three of them sat down right there 
The three of them just ate. 

When the food was good and gone 
the Cat he began to cry 
The kids were full and needing a nap 
They quickly said goodbye. 

As the Cat left there he said to them
“See you soon on another day!”
He said he’d come another time 
to have more fun and to play.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry Fanfiction

Unorthodox: FOWC with Fandango

adjective. not conforming to rules, traditions, or modes of conduct, as of a doctrine, religion, or philosophy; not orthodox: an unorthodox ideology.
https://fivedotoh.com/2020/10/14/fowc-with-fandango-unorthodox/

The Cat Learns a Lesson

The Cat in the Hat 
knew not what to do 
when the boy and the girl 
were busy in school. 

He tried to tell them 
to say they were sick 
They told him that was 
an old, useless trick. 

The Cat was so desperate 
to have them each day 
He really didn’t care 
‘bout his unorthodox way. 

The boy and the girl  
said they really must be 
in school every day 
not watching TV. 

They knew if they didn’t 
get an education 
their future was bland 
without a nice vacation. 

The Cat bowed his head 
‘cause he knew they were right 
He told them from now on 
He’d see them at night. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry Fan Fiction

Fit: FOWC with Fandango

For Fandango: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/10/11/fowc-with-fandango-fit/

The Cat’s New Game

The Cat in the Hat  
came back to the house  
He knew that the kids  
were with mom and her spouse.  
 
He took out his fist  
and knocked on the door  
The kids they were happy  
to see him once more  
 
He told them he wanted  
to play a new game  
he said he would tell them  
Choo Choo was the name.  
 
He said that the game  
was to work as a team  
to fit each together  
like a train full of steam  
 
Hold on to each other  
march along like a group  
walk in a circle  
make a big, giant loop  
 
Then make a loud noise  
like a whistle of steam  
isn’t this fun  
to work along as a team 
 
The Cat said goodbye 
when he cleaned up the toys 
Choo Choo was a great game 
even with the loud noise. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry Fan Fiction

Proud: Your Daily Word Prompt

Written for: http://dailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/09/14/your-daily-word-prompt-proud-ydwordprompt-september-14-2020/

The Proud Cat

The cat in the hat 

Looked right at himself 

saw what he liked

Proud of his pic on the shelf 

He wanted the children 

To feel his way too 

He knew that he’d get it 

He’d make them brand new 

He started with babies 

And the diapers they wear 

He wanted them pretty 

On their babes’ derriere. 

He went on to toddlers 

Who toddle around 

He told them to giggle 

He just loved the sound 

He looked at the boys 

And he told everyone 

That they were so handsome 

With that he was done. 

The girls he just smiled 

For their beauty was there 

The cat told them never 

Settle for less than their share. 

The parents they loved him 

That cat in the hat 

They loved his whole message 

And encouraged him that.

©2020 CBialczak Fan Fiction

Caravan: Word of the Day

The Cat in the Hat is back with families….

The cat tries to help

The cat was in line 

With most of the kids 

The parents lined up  

With their ball cap lids. 

They lined up together 

One after one 

Thinking this caravan  

Would be lots of fun 

The animals snarled 

The kids they just yelled 

The parents still marveled  

At how the moon swelled. 

When out of the box 

A boy took a jump 

He thought that he’d ride 

On a camel’s one hump 

But the cat had been there 

Running about 

And he scared that camel 

Who then scampered about 

And his hooves they did wreck 

The sides of the cage 

Everyone got scared 

Everyone of each age 

But the cat he knew better 

And raised up his hands 

“Listen to me 

And stop the horns, the yelling. the bands! 

We must get the camel  

And the zebra there too 

To be gentle creatures 

Gentle to me and to you.  

We must work together 

To calm them both down 

Before we proceed and  

We head out of town.”  

©2020 CBialczak FanFiction Poetry

Dilatory: Word of the Day Challenge

Written for WOTD: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/09/04/dilatory/

dilatory: slow to act

******I hope I don’t make you all crazy with my Cat in the Hat poetry!******

The Cat Waits

The cat was so sad 

The children were gone 

They had to go out 

To school ‘cause it’s fun. 

He wanted to play 

But was dilatory 

He should’ve been sooner 

And now he’s sorry. 

The cat he decided  

To stay at their home 

He’d wait for the bus 

He’d try not to roam. 

When the kids got to him 

He’d be ready to play 

He’d make sure the toys 

Were hidden away 

From the mom and the dad 

Mom tried cleaning the house 

When the kids were at school 

She worked with her spouse 

But once they get home 

He’ll take out the toys 

They’ll play with them all 

They’re for girls and for boys. 

And once they are done 

The cat goes away 

Back to his own home  

Where he’s gonna stay.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry Fan Fiction

Three Things Challenge #338

Written for Di at pensitivity101: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/08/25/three-things-challenge-338/

Your three things today are:

SILLY
GAME
BACKFIRE

That Cat is Back!

And so the cat came back again  
 
To tempt the boy and girl.  
 
He wanted just a silly game  
 
not for a problem to unfurl.  
 
He told them both to grab the fish  
 
Inside his tiny bowl  
 
The fish he yelled he was just fine  
 
And then his eyes did roll  
 
He knew what was in store for him  
 
He’d been here once before  
 
The last time that the game ensued  
 
It backfired more and more.  
 
The kids they took the poor old fish  
 
And put him in the sink  
 
The cat he was a crazy thing  
 
And took the bowl to drink  
 
He wanted to just taste the fish  
 
But not let the kids find out  
 
Luckily the kids were faster  
 
They saved the fish no doubt.  
 
And so the cat he left again  
 
And took his mess and game  
 
The children often look for him  
 
Of course they know his name. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry