The Mouse and the Mole

The Mouse and the Mole

A Poem by Baz
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A mouse and a mole are caught up in a terrible storm...

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Once...


A mouse took a walk in the forest,

When it suddenly started to pour.

He searched far and wide for a dry place to hide

Then he noticed a small wooden door.


He had come to a neat little cottage,

Where the lonely old mole did reside.

"Oh please!", cried the mouse. "Let me into your house,

For I'm lost and it's raining outside!"


But the lonely old mole was too selfish,

And he lied so he'd not have to share.

"My house is too small; there is no room at all.

I'm afraid that you must stay out there."


So the mouse carried on through the downpour,

'Til a hole in a tree he did spy.

He got out of the storm and he tried to keep warm,

And the mouse did his best not to cry.


Meanwhile...


The thunderstorm raged through the forest,

And the wind caused the mole's house to sway.

It creaked and shook, and the mole could but look,

As his neat little home washed away!


So the mole was alone in the forest,

And he could find nowhere to hide.

Then he spotted the tree, and what did he did see,

But the weary young mouse was inside.


"Oh please!", cried the mole. "I am drowning!

And I simply don't know what to do.

I have nowhere to go, can you please let me know,

Is there room in your tree-house for two?”


The cries woke the mouse from his slumber,

And he roused himself up from his bed.

Then he saw the old mole peering into the hole,

And here's what the little mouse said:


"When I needed your help, you refused me,

And your selfishness should be repaid.

But I see you're in need, so you're welcome indeed,

To share the small home that I've made."


The mole cried "I'm ever so greatful!"

And he sat by the mouse to keep warm.

And they stayed there together, safe from the weather,

Looking out at the terrible storm.


Then...


The next morning the storm had retreated,

And the forest was dried by the sun.

But the mole hung his head and he quietly said,

"I am sorry for what I have done."


"When you asked me for help I ignored you,

Yet you helped when I'd nowhere to go.

So I promise you now I will manage somehow,

To repay you this debt that I owe."


So the mole built a new little cottage,

In his bid to make honest amends.

And there did they stay for a year and a day,

The mouse and the mole - best of friends!

© 2017 Baz


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Aww! I LOVE this!! I have either a mouse or a mole currently in my bedroom wall. I can hear it scratching and digging at night - and now instead of being annoyed I think I will think of your writing. :) Well done. x

Posted 6 Years Ago


A wonderful read...nicely done...Rose

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Posted 9 Years Ago


A wonderfully entertaining write, suitable for children and adults alike! Great rhyming pattern and rhythm, and the tale is told well. Good moral to the story also. I enjoyed reading this! ~ Robert.

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Posted 9 Years Ago


great style Baz....And a simply wonderful tale...
I love how you set out the verses
it's almost in Limerick style
I worried at first
expected the worst
but ended by wearing a smile

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Posted 10 Years Ago


Very nicely penned, Aesop Fables comes to mind as this is a tale with a moral. You penned such a lovely light story and wonderful imagery and skipping flow of words, I love the double rhyme of each third line as it makes the piece playful for a child to read. Beautifully done, keep em' coming

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Posted 11 Years Ago


This was very cute! I love the moral of the story!!

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Posted 11 Years Ago


I love your writing! This is such a cute little poem and the moral is really well given! Bravo!

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Posted 12 Years Ago


Great poem. I like the appreciation value that's felt at the end. Another well done poem that's so well done. Bravo!


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Posted 12 Years Ago


A delightful poem with a wonderful story, very much enjoyed!

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Posted 12 Years Ago


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r
Awww! This was really cute and sweet. Love it. :)

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Posted 12 Years Ago



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