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I was inspired to write this strange little poem after taking a drawing tutorial through the Bardot Brush website. In this particular tutorial, artist Lisa Bardot teaches the viewer how to create a screen print effect illustration using the drawing app Procreate. This sad-looking cat was the subject of the tutorial. Afterwards, this rhyme came into my head. It’s really not great but I just felt the need to get it out of my head onto paper.

Sad Cat got caught in the rain
He had gone outside to look for the train.
It passes the fence every day
Heading towards Great Mountain Way.

Sad Cat is now soaking wet.
But there’s not much point in him getting upset.
The rain visits every day
From mid-October to April or May.

Sad Cat sits under a cloud.
Why are you here? He mutters aloud.
The angry cloud turns grey and frightening.
All of a sudden it starts thunder and lightning!

Sad Cat is determined to stay,
In the backyard, ‘til the train passes way.
But the train is late; it’s already past three.
Oh no, thinks Sad Cat! Where could it be?

Sad Cat passes the time,
By telling himself a story in rhyme.
He hears the clock chime. It’s now three-thirty.
And Sad Cat is feeling all wet and dirty.

Sad Cat decides to subside.
He turns back around to head inside.
And just as he reaches the windowpane,
He hears a loud noise. Oh, look! It’s the train!

Sad Cat jumps back on the fence.
The train’s loud horn is very intense.
As the train passes by, the fence starts to shake.
Like a plane overhead or a minor earthquake.

Sad Cat meows with glee!
The train passing by is a great sight to see.
The rain has ceased. He is no longer sad.
He is a cat that loves trains, for which he is glad.

Glad Cat gets caught in the rain
Going outside to look for the train.
It passes the fence every day
Heading towards Great Mountain Way.