Sophia White

Rookie - 3 Points ('90 / America)

Three Mice Who Hoped - Poem by Sophia White

Six mice stared out their door.
The Cat was crouching there.
“Have hope! ” one cried.
“The Dog will come and scare it away! ”
But one mouse ran out, gave up.
In the jaws of Cat he died.

Five mice stared out their door.
Still the feline purred.
“Have hope! ” one cried.
”The Dog will be here soon! ”
But one mouse could wait no more.
In the jaws of Cat she died.

Four mice stared out their door.
The Cat was waiting for them, too.
“Have… hope…” one said.
But one mouse snapped and darted out.
And soon, in jaws of Cat, was dead.

Three mice stared out their door.
The Cat sat ready, claws extended.
“Have… h-hope…” one said.
But one mouse squealed and started –
The one who’d spoken held her down.
“Have hope! ”

For hours more the three mice sat.
The watched, trembling, the mighty Cat.
But still: “Have hope! ” they cried.
Then came the Dog.
The Cat scurried away to hide.
The mice were free at last.


Comments about Three Mice Who Hoped by Sophia White

  • (5/14/2006 4:32:00 PM)


    too short of a resoulution, or wait is that a revolution? ? Not that I'm an expert or that you should listen to me who knows nothing about writing good poetry. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 12, 2006



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