Addiction #34 The Lifeless Rat


Okay, okay, I’ve cleaned out my draft file with this jewel.  Perhaps, now, I can create something more pertinent to the times, albeit, that may be too dreary.  We’ll see…


Addiction #34  Feb 15, 2017


Plastic Rat


The Lifeless Rat


In the middle of the road lay a lifeless rat.

I wondered how long there he had sat.

A moving creature once he had been;

Is it possible a human could revive it again?

Those red beady eyes are solemnly dim;

Squeaks and squeals no longer from him.

Perhaps he was someone’s favorite thing.

The loss of him did sadness bring.

The person who came upon this site

Tried to do what they thought was right.

They picked him up and they were amazed

To see that black rat had only been grazed.

Gently they picked him from the ground,

Caressing and touching and feeling around;

They discovered a switch was on this creature

Which they guessed was for a specific feature.

They threw that switch and lo and behold

That big black rat went from dead to bold.

His red eyes lit up and the squeals began

As if he was thanking that discovering man.

You can call the finder of your favorite thing;

Sadness to joy that reunion will bring.

Remember to express your sincerest thanks

To the finder who found one of your pranks.

He rescued that rat from a fate so drastic

Be assured that he saved your rat of plastic.


Kermit Frye 2/15/2017



Life is “Just Right” in Arizona

About kkfroggie

Native Virginian, 4 years in the USAF, became a "one-woman man" in 1961 (Judy is my soulmate forever), 6 years with Sandia Corporation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 28 years in ATC, 5 years instructing ATC, retired, enjoying the heat of Arizona, lovin' the American Southwest and playing lots of golf!! Life is "just right"!!!
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