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The Uninvited Guest

2009 and the expenses scandal
Made Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister, lament
So John Bercow, was appointed new ‘Speaker’
To be ‘The Commons’ new broom, was his intent

But he was faced, with an unlikely challenge
In his efforts to clean up ‘the house’
For running loose, in his official residence
Was a small, grey, furry, wily mouse

‘The Speaker’s’ efforts to entrap his visitor
All failed, with equal measure 
So Sally, his wife, used her ‘Twitter’ account
To seek help on catching the creature

“Eeek, we have a mouse!” she did post
“And under the dish washer it’s run,
It’s Sunday, and the ‘mouse-catcher’s’ day off
Can someone tell me – what can be done?”

“My husband’s been ever so manly
But all of his efforts have failed,
Please can someone come up with a plan
To put this small rodent in jail?”

Suggestions came from near and far,
But all of them failed to succeed
The mouse still evaded the Bercow’s grasp
This led Labour MP, Gordon Prentice, to plead

To ‘The Commons’, “Why not have a resident cat
To rid ‘The House’ of the mouse population?”
But the members said, “No – that’s inhumane
We prefer control over eradication 

This ‘House’ has stood for centuries, and,
There’s always been a problem with mice
But to bring in a cat, to kill them all
Well, the voters wouldn’t consider that, nice!

That’s why Parliament employs the ‘mouse-catcher’
To monitor and control the pests
So, until he can catch the Bercow’s mouse,
They’ll just have to live with their uninvited guest!”

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  1. Date: 2/12/2010 11:55:00 AM
    I forwarded your poem to Jane. Ellen

  1. Date: 2/12/2010 11:53:00 AM
    Another good read. Made me chuckle at bit. I have a very good friend Jane in Northwitch, Cheshire I keep close contact with. Ellen

  1. Date: 2/9/2010 4:39:00 AM
    This is a well written humorous one but does it have an underlying political theme. I am not from the UK so I don't know about your politics and not much about ours. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 2/5/2010 10:59:00 PM
    Very funny and well written write, Janette! Thanks for sharing and thank you for your kind congrats on my featured poem. Best wishes, Caroline.

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 3:13:00 PM
    LOL wonderful write here, Janette !! Great imagery withing this great story. I caught part of the grilling given to the ex-PM about his involvement in Afghanistan ... and I often watch c-span with the wonderful "question time" ... Too bad they have to pay the "mouse-catcher" when a cat would only need some water to go along with her mice ... smile ...

  1. Date: 1/30/2010 5:37:00 AM
    Enjoyed this poetry here, when i first read i knew would be something special. Enjoyed and have a great weekend. :)

  1. Date: 1/29/2010 2:40:00 AM
    They would be better trying to catch the truth which seems to elude them all, nice write made me smile Daniel

  1. Date: 1/28/2010 9:49:00 AM
    TERRIFIC, Janette!! I was laughing out loud at the thought of the Speaker's wife trying to find mouse control help on Twitter!! And, of course, bringing in a cat would have been a simple solution. Love this one. Goes to my favorites! Love, Carolyn