Rusty's New Years Celebration

Rusty's New Years Celebration

A Poem by T. L. O'Neal
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A cat's journey to Time's Square for New Year's eve.

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Rusty’s New Year’s Celebration

 Written by T. L. O’Neal

 

New Year’s eve was coming fast,

there wasn’t much time to prepare.

So many things that needed doing,

he better get ready and fix his hair.

 

He decided to go to Times Square,

to celebrate with all the folk.

It was starting to get cold outside,

so he put on his winter cloak.

 

Then Rusty the cat wondered,

what would he do for the New Year.

When the ball dropped he looked,

and out of his eye came a tear.

 

He toasted the New Year,

as he sang “Auld Lang Syne.”

Then he lifted up his glass,

and drank his catnip wine.

 

To the mice that he would miss,

he shouldn’t have eaten them all.

Now all he has to play with is,

his old red fuzzy ball.

 

Rusty the cat was looking forward,

to New Year’s Day he thought.

With all the good things to eat,

that his mama and daddy bought.

 

With pork roast, black-eyed peas,

greens and fried cornbread too.

This made him so excited,

that he let out a happy mew.

 

He wants to watch some football,

and the Rose Parade is the best.

Then it’s time for a big catnap,

to get some sleep and rest.

 

Then when the day is all over,

he’ll think back on it and smile.

Only another year he thought,

that’s not even a country mile.


© 2011 T. L. O'Neal



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Then when the day is all over
He'll think back on it and smile
Only another year he thought
That's not even a country mile ... Priceless!

... "And drank his catnip wine," that's about the most poetic and creative thing I've read lately. I love it because it made me smile. One thing is for sure, our pets mean the world to us and then some. If I ever get to go to Times Square, I wanna go with Rusty. lol

Rusty is one cool Cat. you did a great job with this. :+)

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Ahh. Good old Rusty. This is a cute one for the new year. He is ready for his own children's book series.

David

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

I think I saw Rusty when the ball dropped, he was standing to the left a little bit. It looked like he was drinking that "catnip wine." What an amusing and delicious poem about the New Year's cat, Rusty!

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

LoL . . . I really enjoyed the lighthearted poem. You make Rusty sound like a country version of Garfield the Cat - Only you give him more of a humanistic point of being. Great work. It was fun to read. You are truly talented.

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

This could be a children's book, published. Very sweet, nice, fun to read, and could come with some pretty kitty pictures to complement the writing.

"To the mice that he would miss
He shouldn't have eaten them all
Now all he has to play with is
His old red fuzzy ball "

Funny! Happy New Year!
Stacy :)



Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Well, everyone knows I'm partial to cats (having six of them), so of course I'm a sucker for a cat story. Rusty is too cute with his party blower and his mouse-filled catnip wine. What more could a cat want than a loving mommy & daddy and catnip wine? What a lucky feline.

Good job with the rhyme, and I'm always willing to ring in the new year with a new cat (last year I did it with two--my husband is really happy that this year's New Year's cat is not going to live with us--NO ROOM AT THE INN!!! he keeps randomly shouting when he goes outside, just so all the neighborhood strays get the drift. LOL)

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

This was writtenly nicely a cat with nothing to do to ring in the new year. Looking forward and relflecting on the past in an abstract. way.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TL, this is too cute. Rusty is quite the guy. I have two orange tabbys here... Daddy, Dillon and daughter-DJ. We had to give her sister, Mittens away. So, do you and Judi eat "Hoppin' Johns" at New Years?? One of the many things I remember about living in the south...Happy New Year to you, two! (((Hugs))) to you both!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"To the mice that he would miss
He shouldn't have eaten them all "

lol!!!
i think i beginning to like rusty a little more each time you post something that involves him

happy new year rusty!!!
*grin*

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Haha, cute poem! I bet Rusty will have a great New Years! :D

-Nicole

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Love the comparison of a year to a country mile. I think you're right, there seem to be similarities between them, since a year and a country mile are both so full of this and that. They seem similar for a bit.
Then by the first day of a new year, the year gone seems much shorter than a country mile! Thanks, T.L. and Rusty. Have a great '08!


Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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