The Mouse In The House



The mouse in the house

He's very smart

We can't catch him

From the very start


When I first saw him

I became like jelly

My whole body shook

I felt so wobbly


He ate the cheese

We put in the trap

With grateful thanks

He dropped his crap!


We put good stew

Used Aussie beef

But still we couldn't

Catch that sneaky thief


Maybe we should

Switch to a sticky pad

That might make him

Really super mad


I hope the food

Will trap that 'rat'

If not he'll become

Too big for the cat!

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Eeek! I saw a mouse running behind the TV cupboard recently. But so far have not been able to get him. Maybe I should borrow the neighbour's Fat Cat Wally. But Wally's got such a disdainful supercilious look.


  • Author: Rozina (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 20th, 2022 02:49
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 35


  • L. B. Mek

    those eager eyes and foolhardy smile on the mouse
    is worth chapters of worded characterisation..
    thanks for sharing, dear poet

    • Rozina

      Thank you Mek. I practised drawing that mouse and cheese many times.

    • Rocky Lagou

      Hehe, omg Rozina those final lines were gold! I have this same issue but with cockroaches, I swear why can't we just be left in peace! Hopefully the cat'll do you good!

      • Rozina

        Thanks Rocky. 1 of my earlier poems was about THAT cat (Fat Cat). I'm not sure about him, he loves sitting on the wall between his house and mine and just watching me with a disdainful look on his face!

      • Christina8

        This is a problem for nearly every homeowner/renter I swear! Aren't those little things just the worst? I'd borrow the cat. lol

        • Rozina

          Yes you are right. I was just telling Rocky about Fat Cat Wally. I wrote a poem about him earlier, I think he's no longer a friend!

        • Michael Edwards

          Great fun write - much enjoyed.

          • Rozina

            Thank you.

          • Goldfinch60

            Mice are amazing creatures and can be so hard to capture but can be captured alive and let out far away from the house.


            • Rozina

              Exceedingly clever. I hope he'll take the bait in the cage soon then I can carry him very far away and release him.

            • Paul Bell

              Big fat Wally I would imagine is by his sell by date. You need a Bazooka, as this will not only kill the mouse, but will also make your house open plan.

              • Rozina

                Ok I'll get one, I'll go to the nearest DIY store later.

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