I came across several poems I wrote some time ago and thought I would share them with you
This mouse came visiting today
From where he came, who knows
He joined us in the garden sun
But did not want to play.
He twitched his nose and smelt the air
He seemed so quite at home.
No fear had he, so strong & brave
Despite my grandson’s stare.
Look at his tail so long & thin
Cried Toby quite excited.
I’ve never seen one quite like that
I want to pet & stroke him.
You can’t I said, he’s wild & free
Please leave him where he is
Don’t go too close, he’ll turn & run
Up the nearest tree.
He needs some sun to warm him through
He’s cold & wet poor thing
We will leave some cheese to cheer him up
Some nuts & water too.
We stepped away to watch our friend
Tuck into his little feast,
Finished, he washed his whiskers clean
Then ran around the bend.
Will he come back another day
To see us Nanni, will he?
I hope so dear I whispered low
We can but hope & pray
That this small creature knows we care
For all God’s living things
Such joy he gave us both today
A memory to share.