Animal poems - Field Mouse

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Field Mouse

     ... shy, cute, resourceful

A timid little creature as cute as five buttons,
Scurry down the green field, and into the barn,
A timid little field mouse, with big whiskers and tail.
Pushes into meadows, and onto the farm.

In a big scary world, the timber gives shelter,
Only there can you close your eyes, to rest in soft hay.
The owl and the cat, snake, eagle and fox,
All wish to devour you, but you are at least safe for today.

I adore your resilience, your cute little nose and light fur,
What if I adopt you, and shelter you from all weather.
Stroke your little head, and feed you fine cheese,
Would you then adore me back, or still be afraid,

Of trusting a tall human, with your petite little frame.

As cute as five buttons, resourceful and smart.
Our sheer difference in size, puts us in worlds apart.

Does the epic world above you, render you with distrust,
Or does it call out adventure, down distant fields, rocks rivers and moss.

From the hole in the timber, your fury eyes appear,
Should I offer you my cheese, and draw you in near.
Should I scratch your little belly, and call you my own,
Or will the home under the barn, always be the place you call home.

            -- by Andrew Noske

About this Poem...

Animal: Field mouse
Description/motivation: I wrote this poem for a wonderful friend. We started off on a couple of dates, and I liked her but... gosh she was shy! Hence I decided that her spirit animal should be a little field mouse. I think she liked it. :)

This is one in a serious of poems I've written about various animals. The motivation, is that I love the idea of spirit animals, and I decided, one day, to ask many of my friend what animal they think best represents their personality. In some cases the poems are written with the person in mind... and sometimes it's purely about the animal. Read more about my process here. If you love this poem or want another written please e-mail me at :-)
This is an original poem by me!