Scarlett Treat

Rookie - 22 Points (1941 / Jug Fork, Mississippi)

Fraidy Mouse (Or - It's All A Matter Of Perspective) - Poem by Scarlett Treat

I saw a widdle mousie
Under a Chair,
And I said,
'Mousie, what are you
Doing under there? '

'Oh, ' replied he,
In a quivery,
Shivery voice,
'I'm a 'Fraidy Mouse,

And I saw a HUGH cat,
One who looked, ' he whispered,
'A lot LIKE YOU! ! '

'Don't be afraid, 'Fraidy Mouse, '
I purred, ' in my
Sleek Kitty Purr,
'For he is only a Puddy Tat, like me,

And we mean you no harm...
So don't be ALARMED!
We only want to have lunch - -
With YOU! '

'HA! ' squeaked he,
With a shiver of his whiskers...
'More likely you only want - -
To have ME for your lunch - - I'm NOT STUPID! ! '

And, with a jittery shake
Of his skinny little tail,
He disappeared...
Under the chair's rail.

When my human arrived home,
He found me under the chair,
And said,
'What are you doing under there?
Don't be such A 'FRAIDY CAT! ! '

Life really IS all a matter of perspective,
Isn't it?

For Ava and Wyatt...grandchildren of Scarlett
And Raynette Eitel, who share the same day
of birth, March 8th.

Scarlett Treat
April 4th,2008


Comments about Fraidy Mouse (Or - It's All A Matter Of Perspective) by Scarlett Treat

  • Ernestine Northover (4/14/2008 4:46:00 PM)


    Oohhhhhhhhhh! ! ! ! ! Lovely, lovely, lovely. Wonderful write, wonderful read. It is so cute, and I love mieces to pieces. Cats too of course.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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  • Donall Dempsey (4/7/2008 1:48:00 PM)


    Well, I declare...right there! A little mouse with claws on...going tick tickty tack on the stairs. I kid you not...I hugely enjoyed this...big kid that I yam!

    love Donall fraidy Mouse
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  • (4/4/2008 8:43:00 PM)


    This poem is precious, Scarlett!
    ...I see an image in my lil ol crystal ball of a little blond - headed lady writing....perhaps her next book: -) Our world is indeed in need of new Seuss!

    Blessings,

    Debora
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  • Trade Martin (4/4/2008 1:05:00 PM)


    Very cute Scarlett...., and it reminds me of a few people we know at the forum.......! ! ! Regards, Trade. (Report) Reply

  • (4/4/2008 12:20:00 PM)


    You certainly ain't no Fraidy poet venturing into the Forum pit wit yo thin skin ma'am. Ah, it's a lovely one for the kids Scarlett. I can see you playing the part of the devious poody cat no problem.. . got any cheese...xxx (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 4, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, May 12, 2008


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