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by Jennyj
Rated: E · Poetry · Pets · #1945061
My flying cat!

Writers Cramp for 7/28/13

New Prompt!

Aesop lived long, long ago. This famous Greek wrote fables about animals, each with its own moral.

You can go to the following address, if by chance you’re not familiar with his tales:

http://www.taleswithmorals.com

Your task is to write a fable like Aesop did with a clearly expressed moral at the end.


THE BIG CAT AESOP SHOULD HAVE MET!
(12 lines)

Aesop was a wise old guy-as wise as wise guys get!
but I know a big cat that wise old Aesop should have met!

The cat’s 8-year old Calvin; he is big and strong and shy;
despite his awkward, clumsey strength, he KNOWS that HE CAN FLY!

And FLY he does each night with the entire house asleep;
he causes NIGHTLY TERROR with loud noises from his leap.

It just takes one of them to loudly overturn my cart
and make it crash into a wall--he really has an art

of waking peaceful relatives with his audacious jump,
and drives all of them in to prove t'was not a FATAL thump!

So, wise Aesop would tell my cat that his exuberance
was waking his whole household with his noisy flying dance!

AESOP’S MORAL OF THIS TALE FOR THE CAT HE SHOULD HAVE METE:
"don't take a flying leap onto something too weak
to catch you without falling over itself!"

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