THE BALLAD OF THE SILVER TAIL

 

She wore a silver dressSilverMouse

stitched with finest silken thread,

silver shoes and matching gloves

and a tiara upon her head.

 

She sat on the silver sheets

of her soft and sumptuous bed

wondering why she had to go

when she could play outside instead

 

These parties are all so dull she thought

as she watched a silver mouse

eating a chunk of mouldy cheese

it had brought from outside the house.

 

“Oh my little silver mouse, she sighed

you walk such a simple trail”

“That’s easy for you to say”, it replied

“you don’t have a silver tail!”

 

“I would gladly bear you silver tail

if it would free me of all these events.

On lush green lawns eating silver prawns

all under a large silver tent!”

 

The silver mouse gave a twitch of its nose

and the room seemed to spin like a top

spectacular sparkles and silver stars

till eventually it all seemed to stop

 

She felt very strange, something wasn’t quite right

as everything looked so big.

With a swish of her tail, she let out a wail

and started to dance quite a jig.

 

“Be careful how you wish my little silver maid,

for sometimes you get as you call.”

Giggled a huge silver mouse in its new silver gown,

“And now I am off to the ball”

 

She sat on her silver haunches

wondering what she was going to do.

She spotted the piece of stale cheese

and decided to have a small chew.

 

And with that she decided to go out and play

and see what she found on her trail.

With her sweet silver whiskers and twitchy nose

and her swishing long silver tail.

 

Written by Darren Scanlon, 14th April 2015.

©2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.

Image courtesy of: styles-silver.co.uk

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. What a great poem, Darren! It is very clever. I don’t know if the mouse tricked her or not! 🙂 So happy you joined. 🙂

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    1. Yeah, maybe a bit of a “be careful what you wish for…’ type of moral.

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      1. exactly so. 🙂

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  2. E. Rawls says:

    Glad you joined the challenge! Very creative poetic story, and I like the silver mouse. 🙂

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    1. Thanks. I can’t resist a challenge to my poetic juices. Keeps the ink flowing.😊

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  3. Argus says:

    “Be careful,” they used to tell me, “what you wish for. You may just get it~!”

    What I especially like here is how the Little Silver Maid sizes up her new situation and promptly makes the most of it … and who knows, it even turns out fun! (We need more like her …)

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