A Found poem  by Beverly Stock / Illustration - Dennis Cox


There once lived a Man, a Cat, and a Dog,

And the man built a house with stone and log.

"If you'll help to take care of this house with me,

One indoors, one out, your places must be."

"Well, let us race for it!"—both said and done.

The course is marked out, and away they run.

Cat now keeps inside of the house,

Watching it well from rat and mouse,

Dog loves outside, he doesn’t grouse, 

He bribes that mouse to stay in the house.




I “Found“my inspiration within the lines of the poem The Cat and The Dog,  in Project Gutenberg’s Rhymes for The Young Folk, by William Allingham, curated for free use. (public domain.) 






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