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A Mouse in the House

A little grey mouse snuck into the house to get himself out of the cold. Then the house cat Who saw where he sat pursued him I am told. The lazy old dog who sleeps like log was startled by the chase, So she woke up her own small pup and they joined in the race. My sister the baby decided that maybe she would give it a try, She started a spat And was scratched by the cat and then she started to cry. That’s when mom called to Uncle Tom to come and lend a hand, With a straw broom mom circled the room knocking plants from off a stand. In came my dad and he was quite mad because the house was in disarray He was vexed with what happened next But it happened just this way. Our two brave bowsers chased the mouse up dad’s trousers He thought he’d be safe in there. Until Dad started to dance with the mouse in his pants Then he jumped up on a kitchen chair. Mom smacked dad’s seat and then came a repeat And the mouse climbed out of his pocket. Unseen by all he started to crawl into the wall through an open socket. Later that night, With no one in sight, I put out a nut for the little mouse. I had no hate toward him, And I tried to reward him. Even if he was trapped inside our house. I told him my name, And he did the same, Then he stuffed the nut into his cheeks. He said thanks for the food, And I don’t mean to be rude, But that was the most fun that I’ve had in weeks.

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  1. Date: 12/29/2011 2:28:00 AM
    Love it Tony x

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 12:33:00 PM
    My favorite poem so far,Tony! Im laughing out loud:)) Happy New Year and the best wishes for you and your family.

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 8:57:00 AM
    Laughing...what a hoot !! Enjoyed !!!! Well done !!! I'll have to post my own "Mouse Tales" one day when time permits. Thanks for the smiles !!

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 8:20:00 AM
    SMILE,SMILE cute it. OXOX hugs Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 8:15:00 AM
    This is fantastic! I love it! It's definitely one of my favs. You are a talented man, Tony. Kim

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 7:47:00 AM
    cute poem, Tony. Your poetry is always inspiring to me. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 7:46:00 AM
    This little rhyme is just too cute. Loved the imagery here. You paint quite a picture. God Bless, JB