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Some shriek and stand on chairs at sight of mice
The furry little creatures who are pests.
They sneak into a house by rude device
And make themselves at home, unwelcomed guests.

They make their visits known by leaving trails,
By nasty nibbles gnawed from stolen snacks
And both, when found, provoke small bitter wails
Because invaders made their vile attacks.

They may be mice, but morals like a rat
Make thieves the mate of the barbarian.
They, selfish, leave you lean while getting fat.
A thoughtless animal that steals from man.

A human thief is somewhat like a mouse;
He likewise thinks free lunch is on the house.

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2016.

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Autumn is over the long leaves that love us,
And over the mice in the barley sheaves;
Yellow the leaves of the rowan above us,
And yellow the wet wild-strawberry leaves. 

The hour of waning of love has beset us,
And weary and worn are our sad souls now;
Let us part, ere the season of passion forget us,
With a kiss and a tear on thy dropping brow.

 

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Mouse Conversation

No, he’s not.
….He certainly looks
….Real to me.

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Check him out?
He’s big as a cow!
You do it!

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photo by Nathalie Dulex at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/msDcKjI/Tea+pots

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2014.

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She Sells Seashells

Little girl
Whose sandals these are –
Name’s Shelly.

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Mice Fourmat

Anytime –
Twelve, three, six, and nine
Cheese is fine!

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I’m At A Loss

What happens
When you cut out sweets
For one month?

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Seashells – photo by Marcelo Terraza at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mmeyXXi/%3E+Summer+3

Mice – photo by Chlandra4U at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nZnYTeY/Little+mouse+go

Loss – photo by mckenna71 at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mfqEQks/desserts%21

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

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Apple Magic Mouse (left) and Apple Mighty Mouse

A computer mouse and another computer mouse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

          A Rodent Riddle

The tiny creature in a house
   That sends some ladies running,
In singular, is called a mouse;
   It’s sneaky and it’s cunning.

In plural, mouse and mouse are mice;
   As such, they’re more appalling.
Those dirty rodents aren’t that nice;
   They make one’s skin start crawling.

But with computers, comes a glitch –
   Those hands-on little critters
We sometimes curse as cursors move
   Are causing plural jitters.

The mouse is what I speak about
   There’s trouble in the naming.
It’s not quite nice to call them mice –
   That plural seems defaming.

But on the other utter hand,
   If we should call them mouses,
It is a horrible faux pas,
   To real ones and their spouses.

I have a grand solution though,
   Like house moves on to houses.
Let’s start all over with new word
   And move the mouse to mouzes.

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

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