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WANTED: Mongoose

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WANTED: Mongoose

WANTED:
Mongoose!

I need to borrow a mongoose!
I'm tired of this snake in my house!
And turn that little rascal loose
On every lizzard, snake, and mouse!

No--wait! Not the lizard. He's fine.
But that snake--need to cook his goose!
He could stay--OUTSIDE--INSIDE's mine!
Nope! There he is! Still on the loose!

               SNAKE

              WANTED:
          A MONGOOSE
        TO  GET  RID  OF

                CREEP

deborah burch©
5/28/2012

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  1. Date: 7/27/2012 11:14:00 AM
    Those mongoose beasts are vicious little mothers. They were transplanted to many Pacific islands to get rid of snakes, but folks found out the little animals are also very fond of chickens. Interesting write.

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 6:12:00 PM
    Enjoyable poetry! But lizard is spelled with only one z. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 8:29:00 AM
    love the imagery Deborah, enjoyed reading this, oh by the way i just love your avatar. harry

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 10:15:00 AM
    As a child I read Rikki Tikki Tavi and this brought all of that back. Black snakes eat things in the wild that we want to be rid of so if you can trap it. Just be thankful that it is not a blue racer as they love to chase anything that moves. One thing that is for sure if you had any mice in your house they are gone now. Huggs TLee

  1. Date: 5/28/2012 3:50:00 PM
    Oh, how I love a silly poem Deborah. I didn't know much about the mongoose and have just been reading. He'll eat just about anything but thankfully not human beings. He knows his place!!!

  1. Date: 5/28/2012 1:32:00 PM
    Love the poem Deb, I think I hear sounds of desperation in your words. I read below you are a wildlife artist; would love to know what medium you use and to see your work. Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 5/28/2012 1:19:00 PM
    I sure do hope you don't really don't have a snake loose in your house! I would be terrified if that were true in my house! You have written a truly brilliant write my friend! Your words are exquisitely stated...I hope you find that mongoose to help you get that snake out! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 5/28/2012 12:50:00 PM
    this is good and silly poetry. I super enjoyed it!!

  1. Date: 5/28/2012 12:21:00 PM
    Cap'n Deb, is the snake just a metaphor for a creep??? Mongoose on way..he he..David

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 5/28/2012 12:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL...No, unfortunately, it's a 4-5 foot black snake...at least if it were a metaphor, experience EXACTLY how to deal with them...lol...ahhh country living. .I'm starting to think beach living...lol...love ya, deb ;)
  1. Date: 5/28/2012 12:13:00 PM
    I've never seen a mongoose! Do you live in Australia? Definitely need some population control here lol

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 5/28/2012 12:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol, no Justin, I'm in the states...thought about migrating to Oz once...now not without a mongoose ;) they are kin to weezels, originally from Africa...now includes mid east and Asia...even Hawaii ( via import in 1800's) lol I'm a wildlife artist so I research a lot ;) Thanks so much for stopping by...huggs, deb