The doctors all worried he may never grow
His parents were sad and hoped that wasn't so
But as he got older, his length did not increase
And when at the playground, the children would tease
Saying: "Longcat's not long. He's short as can be!
I've got hairs on my head that are longer than he!"
The words that were muttered made Longcat quite sad
He prayed to be longer, if only a tad Determined to grow, he took matters into his own paws He tried all manner of things to help his lengthy cause He stretched and pulled and took vitamins by the pound He tied weights to his legs and dangled high above the ground
But nothing was working, he was out of get-long schemes He had almost abandoned all of his get-long dreams But while taking a walk, with his head hanging low He noticed a something that might make him grow It looked old and spooky, like some carnival game Inside was a genie. Zoltar was his name It asked for his wish, with its eyes all aglow "I wish to be long. Can you please make it so?" Zoltar shaked and quaked and rumbled and grumbled Longcat became startled, and to the ground he tumbled Then he came to his senses, and looked down at his feet But they were no further... Zoltar was a cheat! To bed Longcat went, with the grumpiest of moans But the magic was working, tingling in his bones
Longcat was long! His wish had been granted! Zoltar the Genie indeed was enchanted! But there was a catch to the wish he received... He grew longer and longer each time that he breathed Looking at him before, he seemed just a speck But to look at him now put a kink in your neck