Friday, April 18, 2008

A mouse tail. A poem by Ruth.

Poor little Rosie - with ya lump on your side,
'tis as long as yer head, an' double as wide.
Sittin' in yer bowl, chewin' a chip an' a nut,
sittin' there pretty, 'spite a sick looken' gut.
Pretty, I guess, for a tatty ol' mouse,
a retired kids pet in ya posh little house.
Ya wheel's all squeeky, Rosie, I'm sorry 'bout that,
and sorry 'bout the night you were left locked with the cat.
The kids loved you dearly, I can tell you this Rose.
Don't know if you loved 'em much back, I suppose...
what with lego mazes and those damn trips to school,
don't worry, Rosie... we have a new rule.
"Sit quietly! Speak gently! Give her some peace!"
No more holding, no pockets... it all has to cease.
Our dear Rosie is old, she's some to her last.
Her busy pet duties have all come to past.
Ahhhhh, Rosie, isn't it lovely 'n' quiet?
Studio's a wonderful place late at night...
what with me an' my wool dyes 'n' my Merino fleeces
and you with your ladder and rice cracker pieces.
I notice you scurry and hide no more,
when I check your water and open your door...
A simple fondness, our quiet company...
we've a kind of kinship, Rose, haven't we...
I'm watching you now sitting so weary 'n' old,
I want to say something that each pet should be told...
Thank you.

5 comments:

Ruth.... said...

By the way... that's a photo of Rosie's mum. Sorry I've been off line for so long. The wool has alll my attention at the moment. One day... if I get online in the studio I'll be the happiest piggy in the barn. By for now, Ruth. P.S. Thanks for all the emails. I'm fine... didn't realise ppl would be worried about me! hehe Just having a spell of computer-off-itis. It was nice.

roseys madhouse said...

YEAH it about time you had a new post. Love the poem and it was so great to catch up and see you. Makes me miss ya xoxo

Tye said...

Oh Sweetheart you made me cry....

That was awesome!

Love Ya!

emma said...

Such a beautiful poem. I wasn't going to read it, but I'm so glad I did. It's been a few years since we had mice (including one called Rosie)but it really made me smile.
Thanks

Catherine said...

Very touching poem Ruth, nearly got teary... would been nice to have a studio companion

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