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Cat and Mouse Christmas
by Ronald W. Hull
Sunday, December 19, 2010
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For the Little Ones

Three nights before Christmas,
a storm front came through.
It snowed all the night long,
and a mighty wind blew.

From behind the refrigerator,
a shivering mouse appeared.
In the wee hours of the morning,
before dawn's light dare neared.

Lured by the bright lights,
shining in the living room, afar.
The mouse cautiously scampered forth,
past the dining room bar.

Rounding the corner into the light,
fireplace embers still warm with glow.
He could smell nuts and seeds, and,
with an evergreen sneeze, let go.

To his startling sight, a tree so bright,
covered with ornaments and sparkling pearls.
And far beneath packaged with wreath,
treasures wrapped in ribbons and curls.

The mouse could not resist his urge,
and scampered quickly across the room.
hiding amid the boxes and bows,
under the bright lights in the shadows' gloom.

Sesame seeds and nuts like beads,
told the mouse where to chew.
He caught a faint sound, coming around,
and stopped, just before he broke through.

To the mouse's horror, across the floor,
came a cat, stealthily stalking.
He dived from sight, from the bright light,
as quiet as toys in the Christmas stocking.

The cat was intent on a wondrous scent,
that beckoned her beyond her control.
innocent eyes had placed that prize,
wrapped around a scratching pole.

Purring like mad, she approached with a glad,
look of Cheshire content on her smile.
Clawing and biting, the cat tasted her 'nip,
and then rolled on the floor for a while.

The mouse watched in surprise, and surmised,
that that cat was no threat to he.
He proceeded to chew and soon,
he knew, the taste of Christmas to be.

Both cat and mouse enjoyed,
the good tidings of Christmastide,
until both were both sated and sublime.
So ready for that sleepy sleigh ride.

With the embers near her head,
the cat curled up to sleep.
The mouse followed soon,
in the wane of the moon,
and joined the cat in her bed.

When the children came down,
to admire their last evenings' work.
They broke out in laughter, joy,
smiling, and even a smirk.

For before their very eyes,
Kitty was curled up in sleep.
Like the lion and the lamb,
the mouse she did keep.

On her belly as comfy as he could be,
the mouse was enjoying for all to see.
The best Christmas present ever,
in the faces of the children's glee.

Copyright 2010 Ronald W. Hull


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Reviewed by Neesie Rojas 2/23/2014
That was wonderfully written....I thoroughly enjoyed it.... thank you
Ron :)
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 12/30/2010
this is a wonderful Christmas story
deserving to be read in classrooms
and libraries to the kids

Happy Holidays & Many Blessings for 2011
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 12/27/2010
Great Children's poem. You are super.
Reviewed by jude forese 12/25/2010
wonderful christmas poem ... the kiddies will luv it ... brought out the child in me ....
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 12/22/2010
I love the images saturating the lines of this excellent poem.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 12/21/2010
This is wonderful such great images. Could just picture that cat's chinese smile. Merry Christmas Dear Ron.
Reviewed by The Poetess 12/21/2010
This brings back a sweet fantasy and the memory of little "Stubby" - a mouse who lived with me in my Aderondack Shack for about a year in 2002. I'd built him a little house of his own but he preferred mine. ;-)
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 12/20/2010
What a sweet poem, and a delightful union!
Merry Christmas,
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 12/20/2010
I'm not so little, but I enjoyed. Smoked some catnip once, by accident sort of, the nickel bag was overpriced and slightly misrepresented. Patrick
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 12/20/2010
Aw! Children will LOVE this Ronald!!! Well done!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/19/2010
A most delightful, apt, and timely tale, Ron. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/19/2010
This is NOT just for the little ones, its for every age...I really enjoyed it, and could you send some of that 'nip my way, I could use a good buzz...ed
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 12/19/2010

Such a sweet story, it may be cry at the end. And they said, 'one day the lion and the lamb will lie together' (don't know where that's from) I really, really enjoyed this.

Reviewed by Darryn Murphy 12/19/2010
Great poem I like it :-)
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