Open Link Night

dVerse Poets pub is hosting Open Link Night: https://dversepoets.com/2020/08/20/on-this-day/

This is sort of a “fan fiction” parody on the Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Damn cat in the hat…

The cat in the hat 

Had cleaned up the house 

The kids thought him fancy 

Adults saw a louse. 

But what they don’t know 

Is that every new day 

The cat goes to homes 

To take kids away. 

He takes them to dinner 

And out for a run 

He gives them some ice cream 

They have lots of fun. 

And when they get home 

From their date with the cat 

Their parents are clueless 

‘bout where they’ve been at. 

The kids think its funny  

To trick their own folks 

The cat loves to show them 

That parents are jokes. 

The biggest dilemma  

That stands to exist 

Is that the cat is in trouble 

He’s on their hit list.  

If parents find out 

That their kids sneak around 

The cat will be gutted  

In a tree, he’ll be found.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

The Virus: A Sonnet

It is absurd to think we have one day 
to live free without the sickness and pain 
While the rest of the days are filled with gloom 
Making the clouds want to cry down like rain. 

The world is no longer an open book 
For anyone to read when they need it 
Leading us into reality’s grasp 
With the hope of all remaining unsplit. 

We can no longer live with the freedom 
To go where we want when we want to go 
For the sickness is hovering above 
we have no knowledge of how fast or slow. 

Listen to the rain to wash away fear 
With faith and hope we live another year.

©2020 CBialczak

Written for dVerse Poet’s Pub Open Link Night #262:  https://dversepoets.com/