Wonder Mouse

Tucked under an old rag in the loft,
A curled fur ball fuzzy and soft!
That is how I found you,
Sporting a pleasing golden hue.
A face spiky and impossibly tiny,
Eyes pitch dark and shiny,
Pupils glowing bright,
In curiosity or fright,
Sniffing with a minute nose,
You strike a winsome pose,
A smooth tail slim and long,
To grip the vines so strong.
Ears like fragile leaves,
Swaying like gentle waves,
Sweeping whiskers that softly quiver,
Fingers sturdy and slender,
Like translucent claws they appear.
Draped in a shimmering fur of gold,
Your movement is nimble and bold,
You…little creature are a charm to behold!

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Here’s an extended version …

Tucked under an old rag in the loft,
A curled fur ball fuzzy and soft!
That  is how I found you,
Sporting a pleasing golden hue.
A face spiky and impossibly tiny, Looking so amused and a little funny!
Before I could react or exclaim,
The cleaner took careful aim!
Escaping the cleaner’s broom,
You dashed across the garden storeroom.
Vrooom…vrooom…vrooom!

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Eyes pitch dark and shiny,
Pupils glowing bright, In curiosity or fright,
Sniffing with a minute nose,
You struck a winsome pose!
Yet she relentlessly chased you around,
As you hopped under a cloth refusing to be found,
She lifted the cover and there you were…
Cowering yet watching steadily with a watery stare.
I stopped her from bringing the broom upon you!
It was just in time, phew!

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A smooth tail slim and long,
To grip the vines so strong.
Ears like fragile leaves,
Swaying like gentle waves,
Sweeping whiskers that softly quiver…
Even as you did shiver!
I was alarmed when you stayed still.
Gently moved you to a ventilated cupboard under the window sill.
Tried to revive you with some water, cheese and pieces of fruit.
Next day saw you actively exploring in your furry suit!
Zig-zagging your way across the space, looking so cute!

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Fingers sturdy and slender,
Like translucent claws they appear.
Draped in a shimmering fur of gold,
Your movement is nimble and bold,
You…little creature are a charm to behold!
It was time to set you free,
To roam the wilderness in peace and just be!
So I carried you in a box and left you in the tall uneven grass.
You leaped on to a large leaf and looked alert like attending class.
Then you zoomed away into the foliage of deep green,
Fading away in a flash of furry gold and in a moment you were not to be seen!

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Copyright © 2018 RajaRajeshwari Nagasigamani

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