And So It Happened To Him...

September 9, 2011
By Dogatheart SILVER, Chennai, Other
Dogatheart SILVER, Chennai, Other
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It happened as he began to walk back home,

He sensed a rumble under the loam.

And out it sprang from that large hole,

which was dug up beside that lightning pole.

Was it a cat? Was it a rabbit?

Or was it a rat with a bad habit?

Oh, it was a rat alright...

A little mouse to be precise!

The lad bowed to take a look,

But was taken aback when 'it' gave a look!

For the little thing glowered at him with blood red eyes,

Very striking against the pale blue skies.



The boy took a step back,

And a couple more to the hay stack.

While the mouse just sat there,

Terrifying the boy with that intensified glare.

And in an instant, within that second

The insignificant little rat

Turned into a humongous monstrous brat!!



The boy was at a loss of words.

The only thing he could register were the amazed chirping of the birds.

But it was only then that it had struck him,

Why had these events been occurring to him?

Was he paranoid? Or was he insane?

Was he mad? Or did he just lose his brain?



‘Well, none of that!’, he thought.

‘I’m not going to wait here and rot!’

‘All I have to do is give this mouse his pay,

And kiss this silly dream away!!’


The author's comments:
A little narrative about a young boy who turns victim to a silly but terrifying incident, only to find out that...

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on Nov. 3 2012 at 9:06 am
Stella_Val_Illicia GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
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No problem. The only reason I noticed it was because I do it all the time :)

on Nov. 3 2012 at 3:59 am
Dogatheart SILVER, Chennai, Other
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Thank you for the correction, I must have over looked that little line there...

on Oct. 30 2012 at 7:34 am
Stella_Val_Illicia GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people angry and been widely regarded as a bad idea."
--Douglas Adams

I love the kind of nursery rhyme quality to this poem! I have nothing to criticize, other than one little grammatical error I found "the only thing he could register were the amazed chirping of the birds." You used singular for the word "thing," then plural for the word "were." My advice would be to stick to either singular or plural for that line, but otherwise, this is great!




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