The Rat and the Robin.
The Rat and the Robin
Were not far apart
(In dictionary terms)
And both were eating the worms,
And, also, the seeds,
Which we had put out for the needs of the birds.
The Robin doesn’t mind,
There is enough to go round;
And, so, he hopped along cheerily
With many a chirp, as he pecked at the ground.
The Rat, too, was quite happy,
At the food that he gained,
He was backwards and forwards
Like a retriever, well trained;
And he took his fill,
With extra for later –
Which is all very well
If you’re not a rat hater.
For the Rat’s had a far worse press
Than the Robin, of Christmas Card fame, ever has.
For the Rat is misunderstood;
It’s habits particularly vague
Just hosting Horrible Histories
Or else bringing the plague.
And the Robin…?
Well, he just keeps bob, bob, bobbing along.