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Free verse Friday – Rats on the Rooftop

Our first Christmas-themed poem of the season, relating to events from last weekend:

Up on the rooftop, barbecuers pause
Sounds like the clitter clat of little paws
Skitter cross the guard rail with lots of noise
Little ones shriek, both girls and boys

Ho ho ho, who wouldn’t go? Ho ho ho, who wouldn’t go?
Up on the rooftop, pit-ter pat
Down through the drainpipe with a great big rat

Dead rat in the road (not on the rooftop)We’d always thought that being ‘up’ in a building would protect us from rodential infestations, but apparently not. A group of us saw a rat running around up there while we were cooking dinner – hence the inspiration for this week’s rhyme!

And just for reference, here’s one that was outside our building the other day. Maybe this is what happens is a rat loses his grip and falls…

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5 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. ick!

    1. susan on November 14th, 2009 at 6:52 am
  2. Dave likes to write rhymes
    But he shouldn’t quit his day job
    The rat poem is proof

    Ha, ha, just kidding!
    We love to read your verses!!
    (Even when their lame.)

    2. Uncle Rob on November 15th, 2009 at 11:46 am
  3. Ha, ha, *they’re*

    3. Uncle Rob on November 15th, 2009 at 11:53 am
  4. Nice comment there, Rob.
    Sad you’re grammatically
    Illiterate, bud.

    Check out Facebook feedback too…

    4. Dave on November 15th, 2009 at 12:48 pm
  5. I love you man!

    5. Uncle Rob on November 16th, 2009 at 10:02 am

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