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With apologies to Poe

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This was written by Poe's cat about that pesky Raven, and no, it was not written my me...

The End of the Raven
by Edgar Allen Poe's Cat On a night quite unenchanting, when the rain was downward slanting, I awakened to the ranting of the man I catch mice for.
Tipsy and a bit unshaven, in a tone I found quite craven, Poe was talking to a Raven perched above the chamber door.

"Raven's very tasty," thought I, as I tiptoed o'er the floor, "There is nothing I like more"

Soft upon the rug I treaded, calm and careful as I headed Towards his roost atop that dreaded bust of Pallas I deplore.

While the bard and birdie chattered, I made sure that nothing clattered, Creaked, or snapped, or fell, or shattered, as I crossed the corridor;

For his house is crammed with trinkets, curios and weird decor, Bric-a-brac and junk galore.

Still the Raven never fluttered, standing stock-still as he uttered, In a voice that shrieked and sputtered, his two cents' worth - "Nevermore."

While this dirge the birdbrain kept up, oh, so silently I crept up,
Then I crouched and quickly leapt up, pouncing on the feathered bore.

Soon he was a heap of plumage, and a little blood and gore - Only this and not much more.

"Oooo!" my pickled poet cried out, "Pussycat, it's time I dried out!
Never sat I in my hideout talking to a bird before;

How I've wallowed in self-pity, while my gallant, valiant kitty Put an end to that damned ditty" - then I heard him start to snore.

Back atop the door I clambered, eyed that statue I abhor, Jumped - and smashed it on the floor.
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Too bad about the raven, but a couple of clever magpies (shown below) might have escaped the cat's clutches!


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lol! I like that, where'd you find it?
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As a fan of Poe I want to thank you for a wonderful laugh! :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
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