A Spell To Catch A Rat - Poem by Pete Crowther
Come dear rat, gnawer of wood,
Come dear rat, hungry for food.
Come leave your home under the floor,
Come up through the hole you made before.
Come follow the scent that tickles your nose,
More sweet it is than any rose.
It’s peanut butter, your favourite taste
So do not let it go to waste.
Come follow the trail of this lovely smell,
Be not afraid, all will be well.
Just a few steps and there’s your prize,
To leave it now would be unwise.
There it sits in that beautiful trap
So in you go, there’s a good chap.
Come dear rat, just step inside,
See how the door is open wide.
There’s nothing to fear, the trap’s humane,
I guarantee you’ll feel no pain.
So in you go and take the bait,
Take it now, it’s not too late.
Well done, brave rat, you’ve gone inside,
My spell tonight has been your guide.
The trap has sprung, the door has shut,
But do not be disconsolate,
I’ll help you start a new career,
Though many, many miles from here.
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