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Friday, June 24, 2011

Oh Ye Of Little Faith!

(Continued from Nowhere. Click here.)

Tea Rat:
Goody, goody, goody. Penny's birthday's almost here.
Cakes and pies and puddings to celebrate good cheer.

You know I'm on a diet, and that I'm most sincere,
to drop an inch or two or three, here and here and here.

Tea Rat:
Oh don't be such a party poop. Don't give me that sneer.
Eat to your heart's content. This comes but once a year.

You cruel tempting rat. Have you no feeling dear?
To eat my heart's content is precisely what I fear.

Tea Rat:
Oh Ye of Little Faith! Oh faithless without peer.
I said I have a secret. Have you no ears to hear?

You'll never understand, you'll never shed a tear.
Just standing near such calories will go straight to my rear.

Tea Rat:
Stand back thou faithless wretch, for soon it shall be clear. 

I say thee calories out. Go on away from here! 

Happy Birthday, Penny!

Drawings by Anita Rivera© 2011.
Text by Ruben Rivera© 2011.  


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ahhhh...if only it were as such...but let us celebrate our dear friend with GRAPES and OTHER SUNDRIE ITEMS of fewer calories and high nutrition! BRAVO RUBEN..you are a hoot and a half. Penny will chuckle. Moi

The Dutchess said...

BRAVO indeed..I;m going to read this again..so back to Nowhere I go..and then come back here..and so on and so on...hahaaa. This was so much fun. I adore your drawings Nita..Time for you two rats to write a book!!!!!Soon it will be clear..The Rats Rock..

Jacqueline said...

I "checked" the box at the end of the post! I had a choice of inspiring, funny or interesting. I'm inspired to find me some cheesecake, or chocolate cake or puddin' or pie, it makes no difference if the girls cry. Hanging out with you two and poppin' all our buttons and spliting our britches is a dandy way to be inspired!
What a treat for our Penny. Clap, clap, clap...I wonder what she'll wish for?

Patricia Cabrera said...

ABSOLUTELY delightful!!! What a collaboration!!! you too made me smile!!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

oh what GREAT celebration!!!... Talk about a poet! You are such a hoot!!!!teeheeeee
My dear rats... I agree with Dutchess... A book is in order...
I love it!!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much.
Bless you dear friends,

Ruben Rivera said...

Rattus: Our most exultant natal felicitations, Penny dear. May you enjoy efficacious conviviality on this most auspicious day.

Tea Rat: Yeah...and h-happy birthday too.

George the Lad said...

Oh Rattus, first up thanks for your visit, I am so please you would help me out if needed :)
Mom says a minute on the lips a life time on the hips lol!!!
I must go over and wish Penny a Happy Birthday, thanks for letting us know.
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Bonnie said...

I say Tea and Rattus, I stand at the ready spoon and fork in hand, to help the lovely Penny celebrate her birthday. AFter all, a cake in the hand is worth two pies in the...whatever!