You wouldn’t think that
Such a well formed, beautiful creature as a mouse
Would be subjected to some of the lowest forms of human degradation.
LIKE— Being stepped upon; murdered by poisoning, trapped and
Consequently destroyed, turning predators upon them, driving them into
abysmal weather by subjecting them to high frequency sounds and
Inventing numerous ways to make their life unbearable.
But the hapless mouse within us lives on as long as we do
And is subject to the same treatment as the mouse without.
Her shyness is taken advantage of by wanton acts of aggression.
She is screamed at incessantly and made to perform dastardly deeds.
She is left waiting in the cold while there is merriment all around.
She is left lonely and abandoned when a major event ensues.
After all, she is only a mouse#########
Try as she will, she cannot be heard above the roaring din.
She is filled with love and encounters only life’s hostility.
Thus, to alienate a wondrous mouse:
Go on stomping through life with egocentric mania
And forget there is ought but your own boorish needs.