Curiosity killed the cat

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Want to hear of the nosy cat?
Then bend an ear and grab your hat.

Higher in the tree did it climb
for solitary space to find.Cat colorized

Saw nothing in the robin’s nest
and so it mewed till hunger wrest. 

Down from the perils of the summit
on all four paws to end its plummet.

It lied in wait for worms and snakes.
When surprised out came the rakes.

Upon the ship no mouse could live
when tabby poked around the gib.

Snowy mountain rivers babbled.
Tasty fish on its claws dabbled.

Alas night brought a final wail –
the rocking chair did cut its tail.

Curiosity killed the cat,
but satisfaction brought it back.

Copyright © 1960-2016 Lawrence J. J. Leonard All rights reserved

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