The Pied Piper of Hamlin – A Poem

The small town of Hamelin had too many rats!
It’s too bad the rats could escape from the cats!
So, after each citizen said their prayer,
the Pied Piper was summoned by the town mayor.

The Pied Piper came with his strange shiny pipe
(was shiny because it was given a wipe).
The mayor said he would give him bags of gold,
if only he did what he had been just told.

The Pied Piper then blew the pipe, as expected.
However, the rats were not one bit affected!
The people were angry, so they blasted pies
aimed for the Pied Piper; he started to cry.

Now, you must be thinking hard, wondering why
the rats did not die and the people threw pies.
Well—I’ll tell you why: It was because
he was the Pied Piper; that was who he was!


written by Gloson
Illustrated by Sathya Jalilehvand

(Reposted with Illustration)

7 Replies to “The Pied Piper of Hamlin – A Poem”

  1. Phoebe says:

    i like this, and I am entering it in to my school talent quest, I hope it wins, all thanks to this website!

  2. Laura Shovan says:

    Hi, Gloson! What a fun retelling of the Pied Paper. The pie throwing made me laugh. I loved this couplet: “The Pied Piper came with his strange shiny pipe/ (was shiny because it was given a wipe).” I’ll bet it needed another wipe after those pies.

    1. Gloson says:

      Hi Laura! Thank you for the visit! Haha. I just added that in cause it’s random and it rhymes. Didn’t know that it’d be likable. Thanks Laura! 🙂


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