A little mouse came out to play
So thin so ugly not knowing the way
He always stayed inside and hid
He just wanted to remain a kid
His momma kept telling him he had to stop
Letting bad feelings go over the top
One day she told him he must go
He had to learn he had to show
That he was worthy of taking space
Among the world of the mouse race
She shoved him out the door just now
He found a corner his head did bow
He shivered he shook from the fear within
His confidence dwindling he wanted to go in
Then a long came a mouse who sensed this fear
He came up so close and very near
He asked what is wrong how can I help you
Tell me your story, let’s see what we can do
The little mouse poured out his heart
The other mouse listening not taking a part
He gave him time to say it all
He understood why he was about to fall
The other mouse asked if his story was done
The little mouse said yes my song is sung
The big mouse stands tall and inhales a sigh
He stands very close and wipes the others eye
He says I used to be the same way
Until a friend walked up one day
He explained that we can not be the same
We are born and we play the game
We can not all be nice and fat
There is always going to be a dirty rat
Who tries to tell us we are nothing
When actually we are really something
Be proud of who you are and how you look
Don’t go by any of those crazy mouse books
The truth is known you were made this way
So that you could help others have a better day
I learned this the hard way by getting beat up
I soaked in my pity in the old kitchen cup
I decided right there and then
That I would go out and I would win
Now I am happy with who I am
I walk with my head high and my gut held in
You can do the same my friend
If you will let loose and begin to bend
Accept that you are just as good
As all the mice in the neighborhood
The little mouse looked up at him
And with shyness he gave a little grin
Will you help me along this rocky road
Will you show me how to lift this load
Will you be my friend forever more
Will you help me walk proudly through the door
The big mouse said of course I will
Now let’s get moving let’s not stand still
Together the two different mice did stay
Good friends and are yet still today.
- Mouse released into wild snatched by hawk, ruins good deed (video) (grindtv.com)
- FWD: Mouse Trap (stuffmymomforwards.com)
- Mouse flap: BBC weather girl Kate Kinsella’s live broadcast halted by mouse – audio (mirror.co.uk)
- I Call Interference (cultofotis.wordpress.com)
- Tough desert mouse eats scorpions and howls at the moon (rawstory.com)
- Big Realization from a Tiny Mouse (twowritingteachers.wordpress.com)
- Chris’s Stolen Routine (badcatchris.com)
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thank you so much my friend
This is wonderful, Terry!
She is brave isn’t she, our Terry!
she sure is…………….
oh you mean I am brave? Well, now I don’t know if brave is what I am. I just push forward……….lol
Love this Terry!
thank you so much Julie
I like the line about holding your head high and your gut in 🙂 Good imagery
thank you Christy!!!!! so glad you enjoyed my poem!
I’ll read this to my nephew as his bedtime story
I feel so honored that you will read it to your nephew. this pleases me that you think it is good enough to do so
Awww, this is so sweet 🙂
thank you so much Angel. so glad you enjoyed it my friend…………
This is a brilliant verse, Terry. Thank you.
thank you so much Shakti. I love this comment!
So beautiful,Terry! Hugs from Oz…..night ….Paula xxxx
thanks Paula. have a restful night
I love this Terry, you are great. Hope you keep all your writings and poems, so you can put it all in a book later.
thank you Ute. I do keep all of them and it has been suggested to put my poems in a book. I am working on it. thanks for being a wonderful friend to me
Terry, this is absolutely right on target. What an inspiring story for children (and me). xo
thank you so much Luce!!!! so glad you enjoyed it…….