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Mister Bobcat's Bad Day

Stan E. Hughes 1941 (Prosser, Washington)

A Bobcat tip toes through the brush.
He's suff'ring from a chicken rush.

"Those plumpy thighs are mighty fine
I'm gonna make some poultry mine."

He sizes up his fav'rite fowl
To the barnyard he starts to prowl.

That big watch dog just ain't around.
A tough and burly Red Bone hound.

A chicken dinner makes him drool.
But Mister Bobcat ain't no fool.

He knows Big Dog must be somewhere.
Cat sneaks around and sniffs the air.

The situation looks ... all clear.
He snatches a chicken. "Oh dear!"

Bobcat's in for a big surprise.
A rooster pecks him 'tween the eyes!

"Ouch!" That steely beak really smarts!
Here comes the Hound, and new he starts!

He growlin', barkin', and snappin'
Bobcat wonders, "Hey, what happened?"

No cut girl bobcat's gonna marry him.
He might as well be a vegetarian.

About this poem

Original poem about a situation where a bobcat had a really rough day

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Written on June 06, 2021

Submitted by hughes6060 on June 06, 2021

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Stan E. Hughes

Retired public school administrator and college supervisor. Vietnam era veteran served from 1959 to 1969 more…

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