They’re smart and feel each other’s mood
part of their body, it is nude
They communicate by touch and sound
and strong they hold their family bound.
They love to explore and love to taste
when they move, it looks like haste.
They stay quite close to their own home
It’s not their habit, far to roam.
Their homes are clean and organized
areas for food and sleep are well devised.
They are great parents and love their kids
they’re not spoiled, they follow bids.
They can jump from impressive heights
but small they are – beware their bites.
Their whiskers help to feel some change
in temperature, breeze and other range.
As small they are, it’s hard to catch
we wouldn’t think they’re one good match
but please, believe me, hold your breath,
they scare an elephant to death!
No war, no feud no arrogance
peaceful and tiny, they feed from plants.
But sadly they all, including brood
to many hunters, are just food.
They might scare ladies up to a chair
they might cause screams and fearful stare
when they’re found in your honorable house
I think, you’ve guessed – I mean – the mouse!
(Copyright: Aurora Jean Alexander, January 2017)