"All words are symbols that represent unspeakable realities. Which is also why words are magical." (Donald Miller tweet)

Thursday, April 02, 2009

house of mouse

I am Millhouse, hear me snore
I will not chase the mice no more
For I am old, and I am tired
I've done my work - I have retired

I checked all this with my friend, Myrt
She says, "no more!" to mice alerts
We called a truce and made a vow
That ancient feud is history now

If lions and lambs together may be
We cats and mice ask - why can't we?
Our union met, we took a vote
And so I send this final note

To owners who their feet do tap
Jolting me from my two o'clock nap
This note informs you things will change
No longer will I guard your range

For with the mice I made a deal
A furry pawshake was the seal
I don't bug them, they don't bug me
(They live right next to where I pee)

Rant and rage all through the day
I don't care, the mice can play
Set me right before their hole
I'll walk away, I've sold my soul

Utter threats of tasteless chow
(I only get the cheap food NOW!)
It's over now, you have no power
I'm going to snooze here for an hour

For I am Millhouse, LOUD I snore!
I am too weary now to roar
Just leave me be, and shut the door
I WILL NOT catch those mice no more


Anonymous said...

House of Mouse...that was one of the most hilarious poems I have ever read!!
You are soooooooooooo funny and gifted.
But poor Millhouse...you gotta feel for the old guy. It sorta sounds like he's throwing in the towel to life.

Meredith said...

very, very funny! :D

Kelly said...

Are you sure Millhouse EVER had a soul to sell? I'm just sayin' ...

And if he did ... what price would he get for the 'evil soul' that was evidenced to me during the week of fear?


Patti said...

I dunno, kelly, I think he might be worth a great deal to the dark side....


Dwayne said...

I've often heard Myrtle talk about the 'union', but I thought she was just kidding. Turns out I should have listened.

jarod said...

was thrillhouse (that' what I call him) snoreing during the writing of this poem?

You need to post a video of him snoring, just to prove that evil sleeps.


Patti said...

jarod - i'll do my best.

Anonymous said...

That was very funny, Patti. I hear the dark side has cookies...

jarod said...

Did I hear cookies????

Anonymous said...

LOL! He needs to exercise more. He'll sleep better. As a matter of fact a lot of things would be better for him.

Joe said...

A Gifted Wit!

Sue H said...

Great poem, sounds like my Patches, sleeping, waking up only to eat and well you know. lol Must of joined that union as well.