General Poetry posted September 4, 2019

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A fun follow-up from the original Mother Goose...

Feline Liberations

by Y. M. Roger

On my journey home from the great St. Ives,
I met a joyful man sans all his wives:
He'd let the cats escape,
Made his wives so irate
That they divorced him to live separate lives!


Write a Limerick writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
This five line poem has an AABBA rhyme scheme.
It can be humorous, or if not then just lighthearted.

Original Mother Goose:

As I was Going to St. Ives
By Anonymous

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits:
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives?

Answer: One (me!)

But leaving St. Ives? One man, 7 wives, and 343 cats.....Yikes! No wonder he let them all go...

Image of 'Cats of St. Ives' by Dennis Landingham at The Aritst Cove Studios and Gallery []

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