The Tale Of The Odd Orange Cat

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #336

Words:  change, tale, cat, ransom, rain, trample, dangerously, aim, dense, magic, day, band

This is the tale of the odd orange cat
who could change colors just like that.
Was it magic by sleight of hand
to turn blue at night playing with his band?
One day it rained–would that be dangerous
for his color?  Not a cat known to be courageous.
A dense deluge flooded the town,
trees fell and were trampled on the ground.
While storm raged, orange cat heard of a ransom 
demanded for a youngster he knew, so handsome.
The orange cat aimed to make things right
just as soon as day became night.
He changed his color to inky black,
stole into the hideaway and got the child back.
The rain dried up, townspeople were cheering,
“Hail orange cat, our multi-colored hero.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to The Tale Of The Odd Orange Cat

  1. wildchild47 says:

    How wonderful and enchanting …. it’s amazing what orange cats can do …. even more so when they walk with great attitude … 😉

    this has a lovely scheme and sense of the delightfully playful 🙂 purrfect Monday reading 🙂


  2. colonialist says:

    This has the charm of a Seuss production!


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