The Lost Cat and Sweet Violets
There once were some children who found a small cat
Homewards they took her to sit on a …
Cushion, and just then she wanted to eat
So they gave her a plate of nice juicy …
Carrots – but she didn’t like orange she’d rather have red
So they found her some roses to try them…
As food. But she turned up her little pink nose
And said she would never eat flowers unless they were…
Sweet violets, sweeter than the roses
Covered all over from head to toe
Covered all over with sweet violets.
© Virginia Lowe
- Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #42
Comment: The lack of rhyme makes the rhyme obvious and amusing, and as Norman Lindsey (The Magic Pudding) remarked, children are most interested in food. So here it is.