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The Christmas Mouse's Prayer

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The Christmas Mouse's Prayer

An acorn wreath hung above his bed
In an old matchbox he laid his head
One magical night on Christmas Eve
Chester the mouse rolled up his sleeves…

“There is something I must do!”

”I will pray for this family who shares their house
God will hear my prayers even though I’m a mouse! 
He hopped from his bed and knelt to pray
One tiny request for Christmas day”

“Dear God in heaven,
Tomorrow as I celebrate Jesus’ birth
And your great sacrifice upon this earth
Remember this old house on Mulberry Street
Where a six year old girl has little to eat
I combed through the cupboards to share some crumbs
When she spied my gray tail she began to run
What else can a little mouse do
so her mother can prepare some Christmas stew?

Ps. You should hear her stomach growl, God.

Please watch over this house 
Your humble mouse,

A gray silhouette hopped into bed
With images of Bethlehem in his head
While humming his favorite Christmas tune
He believed his prayer would be answered soon

This poem was written exclusively for Gail Doyle's Contest~
Christmas in July/Christmas Magic

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  1. Date: 10/29/2012 7:26:00 AM
    What a beautiful children's story. If you expand on this compositon, it would definitely make a beautiful picture book;)

  1. Date: 8/11/2012 4:48:00 AM
    How high my friend's imagination soars. Very funny and deep at the same time..this should do well in the to you,hugs:) Jag

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 5:37:00 AM
    You're poem is so amusing, Gwendolin. I have enjoyed reading it. Good luck always!

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 7:06:00 PM
    very nice write

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 11:18:00 AM
    Hi Gwen very good write I hope chesters prayer was answered, good luck in the comp, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 5:09:00 AM
    A beautiful and touching tribute to what Christmas is about: Sharing and love and compassion. Wishing you the best of luck in the contest, Gwen. Love, Suzette

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 10:00:00 PM
    Best of luck in the contest with this lovely-sad poem, Gwendolen. Ruben.

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 4:24:00 PM
    The Ohio Queen of Poetry strikes again! You should write a book by now, this is a gem:-) Enjoy your Sunday across the fjord.Hugs,Arild

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 12:35:00 AM
    This is a good one Gwendolen; gives me a cheerful feeling and deeper thoughts crazily.. ( well done )

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 11:22:00 AM
    This is heavenly I can use it too if you want xx soup mail

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 7:29:00 AM
    You're on a poetical surge, Gwendolen! Love this, always reminding me of stories and poems written years ago.:) Though your's adds a more upbeat pitch, while giving more heart and soul! Best wishes, Mikki

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 3:26:00 PM
    Well Gwen, if this is not in the top three, I'll eat my hat, not that I have one..good luck..David

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 4:16:00 PM
    now what else can be more extraordinary than this, gwenie... a real creative shift... yes, you gotta wriet those children's book!.. winning hugggs!..:)

    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix
    Date: 7/26/2012 7:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Professor Nette! Does mean I get an A on my poem?...hahahah.
  1. Date: 7/26/2012 1:27:00 PM
    So charming [just like YOU Gwen..yup albacore is a tuna fish!!] Light & Love

    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix
    Date: 7/26/2012 7:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ha haha ha...what a nut I am to have messed up such an important adjective...
  1. Date: 7/26/2012 12:49:00 PM
    The sweetest little sad poem I've ever read. I too will pray for her when I climb in my bed.

    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix
    Date: 7/26/2012 7:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There you go again, Robert, with your phenomenal rhyming comments! How fun! Now u are gonna make me reply in rhyme, aren't you?
  1. Date: 7/26/2012 11:55:00 AM
    What a beautiful write full of Christmas joy my friend! I really enjoyed reading this humble little prayer from a little seemingly insignificant mouse! We should learn something from this mouse, to pray for those that are really in need with the most basic of needs! We are lucky to have what we have and should be thankful for this! I'm glad I read this piece today Gwendolen, thank you for sharing it with all of us! Great Work!!

    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix
    Date: 7/26/2012 12:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks a bunch, Russell! Thankfulness is the best place to start!
  1. Date: 7/26/2012 11:07:00 AM
    What a beautiful poem. This i sone that should be read to the kiddies at Christmas. Thanks for sharing, Jancarl

    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix
    Date: 7/26/2012 12:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jancarl--means a lot! I make typo errors constantly too...
    Campi Avatar Jancarl Campi
    Date: 7/26/2012 11:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It is one of those days. It should begin as "This is one"