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It happened as he began to walk back home,

He sensed a rumble under the loam.

And out it sprang from that large hole,

which was dug up beside that lightning pole.

Was it a cat? Was it a rabbit?

Or was it a rat with a bad habit?

Oh, it was a rat alright...

A little mouse to be precise!

The lad bowed to take a look,

But was taken aback when 'it' gave a look!

For the little thing glowered at him with blood red eyes,

Very striking against the pale blue skies.



The boy took a step back,

And a couple more to the hay stack.

While the mouse just sat there,

Terrifying the boy with that intensified glare.

And in an instant, within that second

The insignificant little rat

Turned into a humongous monstrous brat!!



The boy was at a loss of words.

The only thing he could register were the amazed chirping of the birds.

But it was only then that it had struck him,

Why had these events been occurring to him?

Was he paranoid? Or was he insane?

Was he mad? Or did he just lose his brain?



‘Well, none of that!’, he thought.

‘I’m not going to wait here and rot!’

‘All I have to do is give this mouse his pay,

And kiss this silly dream away!!’



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AthenaMarisaDeterminedbyFateThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 30, 2012 at 7:34 am
I love the kind of nursery rhyme quality to this poem! I have nothing to criticize, other than one little grammatical error I found "the only thing he could register were the amazed chirping of the birds." You used singular for the word "thing," then plural for the word "were." My advice would be to stick to either singular or plural for that line, but otherwise, this is great!
 
Dogatheart replied...
Nov. 3, 2012 at 3:59 am
Thank you for the correction, I must have over looked that little line there...
 
AthenaMarisaDeterminedbyFateThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 3, 2012 at 9:06 am
No problem. The only reason I noticed it was because I do it all the time :)
 
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