Photo of rat trap
credit: Ronald Dudley

Have you ever seen a rat the size of a cat?

Have you ever seen a rat in your bed with your cat?

Have you ever seen a rat in the crib with your baby?

Have you seen a rat eating your chicken and gravy?

Have you ever seen a rat on your kitchen stove?

Have you ever seen a rat in your toilet bowl?

Have you ever seen a rat in your kitchen sink?

Dead rats in your closet — they really stink!

Rats, they’re everywhere.

In the park, in the air.

In your food, in your treats.

At the light, in the streets.

Have you ever seen a rat under your Christmas tree?

Have you ever seen a rat eating your Thanksgiving turkey?

Have you ever seen a rat on the White House lawn?

He had rats in his bed, He got bit on his arm.

We got rats everywhere. It’s scaring my mama.

Please don’t let the rats take my city, Obama.