Ode to Monty Mouse 2
Ode to Monty Mouse 2|
(The Return of Mr. Mouse)
I received a letter not long ago
From a long-forgotten 'friend'.
'Good day, milady, 'tis I, Mr. Mouse
Planning to visit you again.'
My mouth dropped open in disbelief
Upon the news of his return.
That darn little creature sure was cheeky!
It seems his lesson he did not learn.
I began to plan a quick dismissal
For the arriving Mr. Mouse.
Geez, this was worse than a pesky relative
Who intrudes upon your house!
As if on cue I heard a tiny knock
That beckoned me open the door.
What's this? The rodent had learned manners
Since he'd visited my home before...
Yes, I did! I let him in
For it seemed of little use
To deny entry to a determined mouse
Who'd find his own way if I refused.
In he strolled (yes, I said strolled)
Dressed in a three piece suit,
Bowed as gracefully as a well bred prince
Winking at me in his royal salute.
'Good tidings, milady, oh most fair;
Thou beauty doth soothe mine eyes.
Pray tell, my missive arrived post haste
For thou looketh somewhat surprised.'
Surprised? Oh, little mouse, if you only knew
What surprises for you were in store!
You'd take your little Shakespearean self
And march right out my door!
And I must admit, I was curious
Not to mention quite confused.
The mouse could walk and talk!!
Yes, I was befuddled and bemused!
He put down his luggage (no kidding)
And then scurried to the nearest chair,
Straightened his tie and made himself comfy.
My, but he did look debonair!
Egad!! What am I thinking?
This creature is still a mouse!
Shakespearean and debonair he may be
But he has to leave my house!
'I do hopeth thou hath been well
As I hath been most fine,
Traveling and studying drama
Beith how I hath spent my time.'
If only he were not a beady-eyed creature
Who knows? I may have let him stay!
But Shakespeare in a fur lined suit?
No, I do believe he must go away!
Mr. Mouse stifled a tiny yawn
'Milady, I findeth myself bloody tired.
Mayhap this beith the closet
Whereto I once upon a time retired?
I nodded and he scurried down the chair
Bidding me a curt goodnight.
Oh, you silly creature you, I thought
You'll be mine by the morning light.
Sure enough with the morrow's dawn
His one weakness had caused his demise.
You see, a mouse cannot resist a midnight snack
Which I guess is not such a surprise.
Never fear all you kind people
He is alive and well this day.
I merely transferred him to a new home
Where he can study his hours away.
The library slot was my place of deposit.
The accent now gone as I clearly heard him mutter
'Drat the woman!! How did she ever know
That my biggest weakness was peanut butter?'
How you ask? Well, quite easy...
But it's a secret you all must keep.
You see, Mr. Mouse did not learn ONE thing..
Never ever talk in your sleep!!!
Stay tuned for Part 3
Coming soon to a neighborhood near you!!
© mdbadgerow 2002
Posted for the Series Challenge
Part 2 of 'Ode to a Mouse' Series
By Myrna D.
© 2009 Myrna D.
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