The best pet i never had

Another #Napowrimo prompt from Maire @ #Writeclub

enjoy the poem!

Photo by Itai Perelman Nasich on


In my life i’ve had a few pets

and lots of trips to the local vets

i’ve had a dog and lots of cats

but i’ve never had a giant fruit bat


You see i always saw them at the zoo

and watched them in flight as you do

catching their goodies in the trees and sky

then landing in their spot in the cave saying hi!


I thought it’d be great – in a spot that would suit

feeding them at night their favourite fruit

and while they’d be snoozing having had lots of fun

they’d be safely out of the reach of the sun


And when the sun was low – we’d play about on the lawn

and they’d eat like a king – long after dawn

then he’d hang off his favourite tree branch to sleep

till rise of the moon – when he’d up and leap


But others had other ideas – like fish

so i never got to achieve my childhood wish

instead i had Bobby – a black furry cat

who had pointy ears – like my favourite bat.

Published by inkdropk

Born and Bred in Salford, England - I live a short distance from Old Trafford - Home to Manchester United Football Club. I volunteer at Sale Harriers athletic club and at Imperial War Museum North - where i help as a guide to visitors in the galleries. A blogger, photographer, volunteer and occasional writer.

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