I really like this poem. I know it's silly and kind of weird, but it's just fun. Unfortunately, Cricket and Highlights Magazine didn't agree.
Did you know, my darling pet,
that there are kittens in the sea?
They sing a mewing mer-cat song,
They sing their song for thee.
They wish that you could play with them
And chase mer-mice in the waves,
That you could go exploring
And visit Mer-cat Caves.
Mer-cats look just like you,
But instead of feet, they have a tail,
Their whiskers are longer than their heads,
And their eyes look like a snail’s.
And every day the mer-cats
Lie out under the sea
In special mer-cat cat beds
Made of kelp, you see.
And did you know that mer-cats
Have mer-people for pets?
Mer-people swim to bring them fish
from special mer-cat nets.
But did you know, my darling pet,
that you will never get,
To visit mewing mer-cats,
And their under-water pets?
Because you’ll never place a paw
Anywhere near the sea.
You are terrified of water,
Though the mer-cats sing for thee.