The bird was early but the worm was late
So the poor little bird had to sit and wait,
And as he waited and fretted and sat,
He soon was observed by a big pussycat.
The cat crept up, so silent and sly.
A tasty breakfast was so near by.
But just as the cat was ready to pounce,
A big stray dog came up with a bounce.
He growled and barked and the chase was on
The bird, the cat and the big dog-gone.
A humane officer cruising by,
Put on his brakes when they caught his eye.
The big stray dog he would have to get,
So he joined the chase with his trusty net.
And now you see how it alters fate,
When a little old worm is a little bit late.