Tania and Tim the Cat
Troubled Tania hugged her cat
And gave his head a gentle pat
“I’m worried, Tim, about the moon
Surely it will fall down soon?
And then the sun, today so bright
Where on earth does it go at night?
I know you’ll think me a silly child
But thoughts like these just drive me wild.
I can’t ask mum, I can’t ask dad
About these funny thoughts I’ve had.”
Tim considered her worries and fears
Flicked his tail and twitched his ears.
“Dry your tears, no need for that
And listen to a wise old cat.
The moon when high, the moon when low,
Is where it is because God said so.
And when he speaks thus, from afar,
Things will stay just where they are.
The sun when past the church and steeple
Goes to visit other people
Our day’s their night, our night’s their day
When dark we sleep, when light we play
It’s all just part of earth’s great history
The way things are, there’s no big mystery.
Now I see I’ve made you smile
So now I’ll go and sleep a while.
Go out to play and have some fun,
I’m a wise old cat whose work is done.”
David Ludford is a writer from Nuneaton. His short works of horror, science fiction and poetry have appeared at a variety of locations both online and in print.