Sharon Jane Lansbury


Gloria Gets a Fright


There once was a rat called Orlando
who did such a terrible thing!
He crawled up the drain pipe at Gloria’s,
leaving his comfortable bin.

He thought he would drop by to see her
because he had heard she was nice,
all the creatures around do like Gloria
and he’d been well informed by the mice.

Well it might have been wiser to phone first,
to arrange a good time when they’d meet,
but this naughty young rat called Orlando
just appeared on her lavatory seat!

He popped his head up unexpected,
and gave poor dear Glo such a fright,
and to make matters worse I must tell you,
it happened just after midnight.

Well as you’d expect, poor dear Gloria,
took to a grand screaming fit,
and the lodger was called somewhat pronto
to dispose of the brown furry twit:

Orlando was bathed in domestos
as he fled for his life down the loo;
some of his fur had burned off
and that which remained was bright blue!

Dismayed by his frightening experience,
Orlando crept back to his bin
and feeling quite right in his actions,
poured himself out a large gin.

His friends found his caper so funny,
they said that it served him quite right,
such a naughty young rat called Orlando,
had given their Glo such a fright!

Orlando regrets his behaviour,
and asks her forgiveness you see,
he wonders if once she’s recovered,
he’ll be welcome for pancakes and tea?

Submitted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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