Cat’s Make Terrible Alarm Clocks…


  • Opening quintain (or 5-line stanza) followed by quatrains (or 4-line stanzas)
  • The opening line of the first stanza is the final line of every stanza, including the first
  • Rhyme scheme in the opening stanza: AbbaA (capital A represents the refrain)
  • Rhyme scheme in all other stanzas: bbaA
I wake up at five, not four, cat !
How do I make you understand?
It's not that big of a demand.
Every morning I exclaim drat !!
I wake up at five, not four, cat !!!

Meow in my ear on my night stand
pulling me out of my dreamland
Seriously Nigel, what's up with that ?!
I wake up at five, not four cat !!!

Tomorrow I get up at four, but don't misunderstand
There is no other way for me to do the work at hand
An exception to the rule  and to you a caveat
Because Mr. Nigel with the exception of tomorrow, I WAKE UP AT FIVE, NOT FOUR CAT!!!!!