“I didn’t dad, I didn’t,
I was just sitting in the moonlight
There’s no harm in sitting here is there?
I placed this rug down so I wouldn’t get a chill
And it’s such a beautiful night dad
I even brought out my hat to keep off those pesky moonbeams
You know how harmful they can be.”
“You aren’t fooling anyone young lady
There’s guilt written all over your face
And If I’ve told you once I’ve said it a hundred times
Prowling around on the rooftops is no way
For a lady to secure a mate.
People talk, we have a reputation to uphold
What might the neighbours say to seeing you
In an assignation with Tommy, the Tom Cat,
They’d be disgusted as would your mother.”
“I’m sorry dad, but he’s such a nice Tom
I think I’ve fallen for him,
When he’s around, I’m lured in by his smell
I just want him so bad.”
“Don’t be so rude, it can’t happen
That Tom is not one of us
You have to stop this juvenile behaviour.”
“Oh, daddy you are breaking my heart
I may as well throw myself off this roof now.”
“Don’t be silly my girl, there are plenty more Toms in this world.
I’m going inside now, gather yourself together
And come in too.
Oh, and tell young Tom there to cut his claws
They look positively dangerous.”
Written for: https://helenevaillant.com/2019/06/04/what-do-you-see-june-4-2019/
I loved this Michael. It was very humorous, as much of your writing, and it was definitely giving me vibes from the musical “West Side Story” the cat version of course. 🙂 Nice to read. Thanks for the laugh.
Lol! A real strict dad!
Funny one Michael. Several of us have gone this way today.
I AM SORRY I DOUBTED YOU BUT I WAS SURE ERROL FROM NEXT DOOR WAS HANGING AROUND, CHINA
Perfect picture for the story…or should that be perfect story for the picture? Yep, perfect story for the picture.
Thanks so much lyn
Your story is such a perfect fit for that picture, you’d think the picture drawn from your tale.
All in one’s imagination. When do you post your #CCC? I’m in a writing mood!!
Today at 12 noon GMT. Sorry, I can’t make it earlier.
Ok I’ll keep an eye out for it.
The age-old story, enacted by fathers the world over.
Yes very true.
Reblogged this on anita dawes and jaye marie.
It all sounds like a similar story I once heard from my own dad about a beau of mine.
Your story is delightful Michael, I especially like that last line.
Great story! 🙂
Thanks so much Paul
My pleasure Michael
My pleasure Michael