JohnPeter Creighton

Rookie - 2 Points (Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois / 15 March1961)

Gato, Gata, (On Dat Tree) - Poem by JohnPeter Creighton

Gato, gato, on that tree,
what chu think
when you cry to me?

You the one who got up there,
why can’t cha git down
widout fallin here?

Chat, mon chat, rest easy, chère,
I’ll getchu down from way up there.

Here I come kit kat
here I come kitty.
When we get back down
we’ll all sit pretty
with a pitter patter
pitter patter
meow meow meow!

City cat, kitty cat,
how you now?
Hop on the back of my old brown cow!


kitty cat, pretty cat,
how do you now?

With a pitter patter skitter scatter
cucucalù,

you dance with me,
& I'll dance witchù.

aye aye ay, mon cher, mon chat,
aye ya yigh! & do you care?

With a pitter patter skitter scatter
cucucalù,

you dance with me,
& I'll dance witchù.

You lookin' at me;
me lookin' at you,
& we'll dance our way to Timbuktou.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Gato, Gata, (On Dat Tree) by JohnPeter Creighton

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 5, 2009



Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  10. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
[Report Error]