Sustenance Rap

Snakes go ape for mice and rats.

Dogs eat dirt and snaffled snacks.

Mice adore a fragrant cheese.

Flu likes humans, hens and seals.

Bats eat beetles, moths, mosquitoes.

Bees are nuts for nectar.

Rabbits gorge on grass and bran,

and dandelion dinners.

Maggots love marshmallows.

Dust mites munch on pillows.

Streptococcus hungers after meat or milk or fish.

Necrotizing fasciitis? Partial to a dish of flesh.

I have my favourites, you do too.

All things need to eat some food.

But some are greedy, some are thieves,

and some are cunning bastards

known as Cats.

Pinching pizza, cheese and chips, curry, crisps and biscuits.

Nabbing salad, spinach, ham, chicken, beef and chilli.

Cats will eat your eyes out if you die before their dinner.

Then they'll eat the rest of you, pretending you are tuna.

Satan's children, whiskered wankers,

worse than piles or merchant bankers.

Furry avaricious twats,

the fucker's filched me sandwiches.



NaPoMoWri 2019

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Trevor Alexander

Mon 8th Apr 2019 16:52

The old story: cats don't have owners, they have staff! Even cat burglars! I liked the slow build of this, with the kick in the tail. 😀

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Laura Taylor

Sun 7th Apr 2019 16:45

Ah, thank you everyone 😃

Aww Stu, get thee to the doctor's, lad.

Btw , sorry I'm not commenting on other folk's stuff at the mo, it's just really time-consuming trying to write a fresh poem every day AND comment on other Napo writers on the FB group.

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Sun 7th Apr 2019 11:53

Very funny and witty

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Stu Buck

Sat 6th Apr 2019 17:39

made me giggle through a nasty bastard chest infection so cheers for that!

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Sat 6th Apr 2019 16:53

What a brain I'm in awe Laura. Superb and rather scary but informative. You are like a cat out of the bag, can't keep up!

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Dorothy Webb

Sat 6th Apr 2019 16:44

I do love this one and the last line? hilarious.
Thank you

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Laura Taylor

Sat 6th Apr 2019 15:50

Day 6 of Napowrimo

Today's prompt: write a poem about food.

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It's getting so much harder already and its only Day 5!

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