So, Langston Mughes, this was an ancestor
Way back in years photography was new.
The things that we don’t know now! How we view
The world so differently! Oh how things were!
She taught her daughters mewsic, you aver!
And how to rhyme and dance and how she grew
So famous, and that fine hullaballoo:
She visited the Queen! And all concur.
She rousted rats that strove then to incur
Some harm upon the throne. Lord Romeow you
Lord Henry Hotspurr, each a knighted Sir,
Vow this historic moment did occur
Back in the “Good old days!” You’ve had a laugh!
You cats, for all these years, from morn to eve
You’ve meowed of this! And now we fools believe
The evidence! We’ve seen the photograph!
Oh the things “our” cats tell us!
The photograph is courtesy of Pinterest.
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