Having used up all the little stories etc from Collectable Cats I scratched the old noggin wondering what I can do next. Suddenly I remembered my old Laurel and Gold poetry book that I had at school. I first used it when I was 12 back in 1944....oh my goodness!! that was 72 years ago. I will try and find some poems that some of you may remember from your youth....although, of course, your yourth is not as far back as mine.
THE SAGE'S PIGTAIL by W.M. Thackeray
There lived a sage in days of yore,
And he a handsome pigtail wore;
But wondered much and sorrowed more
Because it hung behind him.
He mused upon this curious case,
And swore he'd change the pigtail's place;
And have it hanging at his face,
Not dangling there behind him.
Says he, "The mystery I've found;
I'll turn me round" - he turned him round;
But still it hung behind him.
Then round and round, and out and in,
All day the puzzled sage did spin;
In vain - it mattered not a pin -
The pigtail hung behind him.
And right an left, and round about,
And up and down, and in and out,
He turned; but still the pigtail stout
Hung steadily behind him.
And though his efforts never slack,
And though he twist and twirl and tack,
Alas! still faithful to his back,
The pigtail hangs behind him.