1st November 2016
By Brian F Kirkham
There’s a furry friend i’d like you to meet
Four paws, a tail, and two ears like a treat
He could be the twin of the next doors cat,
but in reality – he’s just a rat.
He enters the house of Mr Posh Paws
and is greeted by the family to much great applause
he’ll have meat and milk, and a nice tummy rub
before heading for the garden, and heads for the pub
And having arrived at the hostelerie
he’ll dine on some leftover sardines for an extra tea
but watching in corner – not posh – but another
in the corner with catfood – is Posh paws’ brother
He gives him a sniff – and then there’s a battle
as Big paws gets up and his collar does rattle
chasing the rat – out into the street
and the copy cat realises that he’s just been beat.
But who’s this now coming down the cobbles?
passing the imposter who’s started to hobble…
preened and new collar – its Mr Posh Paws!
who’s visiting his brother – to the pubs applause.