Saturday, December 17, 2011

Far away

Dear Tom,

You can't catch me now, ha..ha..
Far away from the house, you see 
I was minding my own business
when a huge yellow and blue balloon
flew by the window.

It was so beautiful 
wanted to touch it and fly away too.
You have always told me to
seize the day, and go for it.
So I hopped on a leaf, and sailed
on strings and ribbons of my dreams.

While I am away, please don't touch
the cheese bits I saved under the stairs.       
And keep your eyes open for that dumb dog, Spike, 
while you are outside, looking up for me.     

Your buddy, 


Posted for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - poetry form is epistle (letter form)

Shared with Jingle Poetry at the Gooseberry Garden:  Children's Stories, Riddles, Counting Songs and Rhyming Lyrics for Young Kids   

picture credit:   here 


  1. This made me smile. The relationship between your two characters is very evident: fondly adversarial. I like Jerry's bid for freedom - it speaks to me most feelingly.

  2. Thanks for the chuckle. You add a lovely idea to the inventiveness of the T and J cartoons.

  3. I loved your take on the prompt! I loved to watch Tom n' Jerry, the antics! Thank you for the wonderful memories!

    I love these lines:

    "You have always told me to
    seize the day, and go for it.
    So I hopped on a leaf, and sailed
    on strings and ribbons of my dreams"


  4. yes, love it! hee hee. gimme some damn cheese.

  5. I love this! I wish I could think of something this much fun for the prompt! Good one, Grace!

  6. " so I hopped on a leaf and sailed..." LOVE that!!!

  7. Cleverly done for RT. I love your imaginative completion and can picture sailing on strings and ribbons of dreams.

  8. High-flying delightful, Grace. Brought back many memories of Tom and Jerry.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  9. A smiley poem! So nicely presented, too, with that cute picture.

  10. I love a happy poem. BTW what's the betting Tom hitches a lift on a passing hot air balloon and catches up with Jerry?

  11. awwww....Grace..this was one innocent, adorable, cute poem I read in a long time:) So pure and honest!
    Wishing u a Happy December and a fab New yr!:)

  12. Clearly I did not keep up with my poetry reading! I missed these -
    This is super cute. Thanks!:)

  13. Cute seems to be the word! smiles...

  14. A wonderful write! Very free and light!

  15. love it,

    tom and jerry,
    the story does make us feel merry.

  16. It brought out a laugh or two from me. Very lighthearted. Thank you for sharing. My work:

  17. Very, very cute! I always loved those Tom and Jerry cartoons...what a sweet, charming

  18. Dear Tom, I'll be sure to eat the cheese you left for me. Gee, thanks,that was mighty thoughtful. Spike's sleeping and I'm just about to go over and bite his tail. Wish me luck! Your pal, Jerry xx

    Ha-ha-ha! I loved it!

  19. This is great!! Tom and Jerry are such characters ... I enjoyed them growing up!! They don't make cartoons like they use to!! :-)

  20. What a Fun... and interesting too...
    Enjoyed thoroughly! :)


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