Treasure Island

Graham Jones

A Small Grey mouse.

I feel I am a small grey mouse
Upon the forest floor
I thread my way from here and there
In search of something more

I tend to go out late at night
Because its dark and safer too
But I must feed my family
As others often do

Though danger creeps around me
I continue on my quest
For in the world I live in
There is no second best

Ahead a moss enshrouded branch
An ambush I perceive
I hold my breath and shudder
And creep beneath the leaves

I find some seeds to fill my needs
And then I sniff the air
My biggest threat comes from the sky
And so I must beware

The moonlight in my favour wanes
Again I check the sky
A sudden rush of wind I feel
My time has come to...........

An alternate ending for the sqeamish.

The moonlight in my favour wanes
Again I check the sky
A sudden rush of wind I feel
Comes a curdling shrieking cry

Once more I have been lucky
I won't get a second chance
This nightly gauntlet that I run
My macbre like midnight dance.

Submitted: Monday, February 06, 2006

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  • Sylvia Spencer (3/2/2006 10:10:00 AM)

    What comes to mind here Graham is the Barn Owl. nature has a weird way of keeping the population down/I realy felt for the mouse in this poem. A wonderful poem to enter into a childrens antholergy cheers Sylvie (Report) Reply

  • Scarlett Treat (2/6/2006 10:12:00 AM)

    I feel the little man's terror as he cowers under the leaves, and, whichever way it ends, life does go on. Lovely that you give us a choice of endings. (Report) Reply

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