Sandra Osborne


A Mouse to Man


A mouse
is nothing but
a small
animal of the world.
Tis thus an
insignificant part
of all the world,
no more.

A man
is like
unto a mouse,
for he is nothing but,
a small
animal of the universe.
Tis thus an
insignificant part
of all the universe,
no more.

Submitted: Friday, January 14, 2005

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  • Brian Wood (5/15/2005 3:07:00 PM)

    You sure hit the nail on the head, but sadly the way man has treated his fellow man, and his natural environment, we obviously don't really recognize just how small and insignificant we really are. Great job. Best regards, Brian. (Report) Reply

  • A. B. (5/11/2005 2:06:00 AM)

    I really don't know where to begin. This poem explains it perfectly. Man is a small animal in the universe. Too bad he don't seem to realise that though :)

    thanks sandra (Report) Reply

  • Allan James Saywell (1/14/2005 6:06:00 PM)

    After reading your poem i feel like a itty, bitty ant, but you speak the truth
    we are a small thing, inthe universe

    Warm regards allan (Report) Reply

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