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The Inventor

There are so many things I wish did exist. For many years now, I've been keeping a list. I'll be the greatest inventor when I am all grown. And the coolest machines I will then own.
One idea was inspired 'cause all of my stuff Is grabbed by my bro, and he is quite rough. The "Create-A-Thingie" will make you another When your favorite toy is broken by your brother.
Will Mom refuse to let you leave the table, Til you finish your plate, although you're unable? "I-Don't-Want-It-You-Eat-It" will make life a breeze When Mom makes you stay til you eat your veggies.
Teacher says my math's in need of assist- A number of problems on my test I had missed. The "Number-ator" makes math skills much greater, Though I'm not sure it's different than my calculator...
Bath hour in the way of your Lego time? Mom insists you get rid of the dirt and the grime? The "Dry Shower" cleans you, but never annoys! In five minutes flat you'…

Social Distancing

It's been so long-no school, no friends. My brother was driving me mad. He'd grab my stuff and rip my books- I complained to Mom and Dad.
My Mom said I should feel lucky to have A playmate like my bro. Some kids have no one else at home, As well as no place to go.
I said to her, "But there's nothing to do!" Mom said, "Use imagination." So I looked around for some new idea And on TV, found inspiration.
After a bit of playing, I saw Mom Looking around, a bit concerned. I wasn't sure why, so back to the game I decided to return.
Some time later, I saw Mom's face And it looked quite pale. She started looking in all the rooms But seemed to no avail.
Faster and faster she began to search- For what I had no notion. So I got back to playing our game, Not understanding her commotion.
It was nice and quiet in the house, Which seemed to concern my Mother. But I was glad that things calmed down, With no yelling from my Brother.
"Mom should be pleased,…

A Stag's Lament

You might think me noble and grand, An animal graceful and fine. But things often go unplanned With antlers as big as mine.
Many others do greatly admire The horns that come out of my head. But the truth is I would be a liar If "I loved them" is what I had said.
You see they are quite the hardship To carry around all of my life. They feel just as big as a starship And they've caused me nothing but strife.
Let's begin with an obvious quandary- On all things my head decor catches. When somebody line dries their laundry, On horns, you bet underwear snatches.
Do you know that others will snicker? They're hard to remove, you really should know. It's awkward, in your horns, to have knickers When you're trying to talk to a doe.
Antlers can be very ungainly And they're not very good for my balance. Really, to put it quite plainly, Walking round with these things takes some talents.
What really can make a stag cry While enjoying some grass neath a birch, Is s…

The Cat Play Book II - The Histories

Old Cat had taught Young Cat about being a kitty- How to land on all fours, avoiding litter too gritty. Young Cat was a natural, Old Cat did acknowledge. Young Cat had an insatiable thirst for new knowledge.
Young Cat asked Old Cat about more education On the subject of "Cat", as choice occupation. Old Cat replied, "Since the basics you passed, Let's study history and step into the past."
So Old Cat took Young Cat on a cultural tour Filled with data and facts, and sprinkled with lore. Young Cat sat up, so keen for his lesson. Old Cat cleared his throat and began the session.
"Way back in Egypt, upon hot sand they trod, The smartest of cultures revered us as gods. Cat-headed old deities, to which they'd all bow. If you ask me, they should still do that now!"
"Ancient Romans were our fans and were our proponents, But they didn't use us to get rid of their rodents. We were replaced by weasels-can you believe we were fired? But soon Rome dec…

The Cat Play Book I - The Basics

The new cat arrived, all kitten and cute. The older cat said nothing-perfectly mute. The kitten tried eagerly to break up the ice, Purring and bunting and being all nice.
The older cat warmed and finally said,  "Little one, there's much not yet in your head. Come let me teach you, so you'll never fail And a real cat you'll be, deserving your tail."
The little cat sat, rapt in attention, Eager to hear all the old cat would mention. "First thing is first-know the best treats. Never do tricks, make them beg at your feet."
"Sleep is essential-there is never enough- It is overrated to be active and tough. Everywhere is a nap opportunity. This is well known in the cat community."
"Though we may live isolated in a tall, city flat, We aren't alone-there's a whole lot of cats! Look out the window!  See tuxedos and tabbies. There are more cats in the city than doormen and cabbies!"
"How do words carry? How do we talk? Unknown to …

Y is a Crooked Letter

An aunt and her nephew were at the park And the nephew was looking around. As the day went on and it grew late, The aunt heard a questioning sound. Come my dear, and ask away- There is so much you do not know. Questions must come to you everyday And by asking is how you'll grow. Her nephew looked at her with big, round eyes And opened his mouth to speak. But to his aunt's shocking surprise, Questions flew at out lightening speed! Do snakes yawn when they get bored? Why do bunnies hop? Why does time go only forward? And can it ever stop? Where does rain go when it doesn't fall? And where do rainbows end? Were giraffes always that tall? And how far can their necks bend? Why can't trees run down the road  And escape the lumberjack men? What's the difference between frogs and toads? And what makes a rooster not a hen? Why do I shiver when I get cold? Were dragons ever alive? What is the difference between plants and mold? When will I get to drive? Why can't we dri…

I Wish

I wish I could land on my feet like a cat With hearing as sharp and as keen as a bat! If I could leap high, as a high as a flea? There would never be anyone who could ever stop me!
If I could punch like the tough mantis shrimp- Along with the strength of a big, alpha chimp! With abilities to self heal, like the snail or starfish- But it isn't happening, no matter how hard I wish...
I can't camouflage like the shy octopus, And I can't sense electricity like the rare platypus. I can't soar or see like the powerful eagle, And my sense of smell isn't keen like my best friend's beagle.

It's so depressing, so sad, to know I lack features That it takes to defeat the evil 5th grade teacher...