JOSIE'S POEMS

Animal Story Poems
for Children


By Josie Whitehead

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WILLIE AND MILLIE MICE

By Josie Whitehead
Willie and Millie Mice

Willie Mouse lived alone in his cage in a house.

     And with children, he had a good life,

But mice are not happy to live on their own

    So the children bought Willie a wife.

 

Sweet Millie Mouse then moved into his life.

     They played on the wheel and did tricks.

 The children one day had a big shock in store

      When they found that two mice became six.

 

Four babies were born.  Oh their parents were proud.

      Millie cuddled them down in her nest.

Two were pure white whilst two were brown mice.

       It was hard to choose which was the best.

 

Willie and Millie both cared for them well.

      The young mice were all loved so much.

 The children were told: 'You must leave them alone!

     With small babies, it’s best not to touch.'

 

One day, when they’re bigger, they’ll go to new homes:

       Could you give a home to four mice?

They are sociable pets – entertaining as well.

       Well the ones that I had were all nice.

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Note:  This poem, much-loved by children in schools right across West Yorkshire, was chosen by them and their teachers for publication with many other of my poems in 2010.  (AMS Educational).