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a mouse named jesus (a true serenity story)

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serenity blaze
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0 posted 11-07-2003 05:37 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for serenity blaze

He was named by accident--
just because he startled me
catching me quite unaware
each time I lit the stove
"JEEEEEEEEEEZUS!"
I would thus proclaim
as he scurried from my grill--
this happened once too frequently
my exclamation stayed the same
so "Jesus" is what he is named--
accidentally.

He appeared for every meal
sputtering of smoke and heat
tiny rodent paw to mouth
choking on the smoke
beady eyes accusing me
I scolded him
"We have to eat!"
and pointed out the obvious
he must be indulging too,
he nodded, waiting patiently
for his home to cool.

He grew accustomed to my voice
He slowed in his retreat.
I swore I saw the curious
as he turned to look at me.
Once I left him a snap bean
because he likes them fresh.
I turned my back and it was gone,
I calmly smothered down the rest
thinking surely I'm insane.

I thought I'd try some reasoning
as I reached for seasoning
to add into my pot of beans--
"Jesus? I know you are there,
so listen to me please.
I cannot live with rodent hair
accumulating in my stove.
It's just not good for you or me--
and you know, the door's right there.
So spare us both the agony
and go back to your family."

Jesus didn't answer me.

So I shrugged it off.

Next day following I spied
Jesus brave enough to stay
in the midst of kitchen tile
as I brewed my morning juice
of "get up and go".
"This has gone on way too long--
look at YOU--you're spoiled and fat.
Some might take you for a slob--
you should at least look for a job
and go out on your own."

Jesus simply blinked at me.

I resolved to end this soon.

My daughter ran to me one day,
proclaiming most excitedly,
"I saw Jesus, way up CLOSE!"
She informed me he is cute.
I nodded, saying yes I knew.
But I know just what I know--
that Jesus has his followers...
Worried we'd be over-run,
I talked of poison packages
death without the blood.
Then my son did interject,
and pointed out the Judas fate,
and asked me most mischievious,
"Cooking a last supper, mom?"

I paled and thought, "not me."

So now I'm in this quandary
in need of some advice.
I thought I'd buy a trap humane
(knowing such does not exist)
pondering complicity
of differences
'tween mice and men--
I realized that all is vast--
and yet I think
there's no small thing--
the sacred looms voluminous
by virtue of remaining hid.


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1 posted 11-07-2003 05:43 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

make a trail of snacks that lead to another home for him?? What a cute story, you may have to just keep Jesus!
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2 posted 11-07-2003 05:48 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Serenity...This is wonderful!  I really enjoyed it, thank you!  
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3 posted 11-07-2003 06:08 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

(smiling)

I understand this one too well...


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4 posted 11-07-2003 06:12 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Ah this is adorable!
Keep him Karen...show him another safe home where he won't be in the way.
This is a true story?..Yes..it would have to be!
Hugs~

~Time has cast a spell on you,
  So you won't ever forget me~

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5 posted 11-07-2003 06:37 PM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

You too!

I love this poem!!!

Rodents Arise!

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6 posted 11-07-2003 06:41 PM       View Profile for ThisDiamond   Email ThisDiamond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ThisDiamond's Home Page   View IP for ThisDiamond

Oh yeah, and then there's seasoning...yeesh.
Great Write.  TD
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LMAO i was waiting for this to turn into a poem
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Karen?...smiling HUGE here...

This one just HAD to become a poem..smile

I absolutely LOVE it...and I hope it's still safe
to say that...um...Jesus lives?...innocent grin

Love you, lady...

When the power of love overcomes the
love of power the world will know peace.
-Jimi Hendrix

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9 posted 11-07-2003 08:31 PM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

this is funny. in a quite...what shall I say...
unlikely way. heh

What about China? Have you seen the Great Wall?
All walls are great, if the roof doesn't fall.
-yorke/bjork

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haahaahaa
hey, want to borrow my cat?
well, no, probably not
then you'd have a mouse and a cat to deal with (he's just tooo easy)
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(giggles in delight) Awwwwwwwww, you just have to keep him, sweet friend, or should I say Him, it may be the holiest mouse of all! (kiss on cheek) May good tidings come for you and all the mice family, yay, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Karen, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

I don't need no proof when it comes to God and truth
I can see the sun set and I perceive

***Live***

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12 posted 11-08-2003 01:14 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

and yes, I was waiting too K
*smile*

Jesus didn't answer me.

So I shrugged it off.

lots to be said from a mouse
*smile*
xxoo
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I am in the wood...
lift a rock
I am there

sacred
hid

yes

you are blessed
just so long as his followers
don't show up at your door
dressed in little mouse suits and dresses
with teeny tiny pamphlets
squeeking

with little mouse spokesmen
with perfect fur...
looking perfect for the hot lights
of Mousevangelist TEEVEE

no...
keep this little philosopher
he is a brave one
uncharted territory
so many hate him
many more don't understand

perhaps...
...after a while
...when you have listened and taken notes
you will decipher his squeek...
..."squeekTu squeekEst squeekPetrus"

then

and only then

will I call you insane
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I love you.
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I love you
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I love this, lady! *S*

He appeared for every meal
sputtering of smoke and heat
tiny rodent paw to mouth
choking on the smoke
beady eyes accusing me
I scolded him
"We have to eat!"
and pointed out the obvious
he must be indulging too,
he nodded, waiting patiently
for his home to cool.

Just classic. *G* Face it... you've got a pet. *G*
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this is cute...really cute
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18 posted 11-08-2003 03:52 AM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

I'm a grinner i always grin
i got a mouse name jeeesus
and you know that when he dies
he's goin on up to the rodent in the sky

banernernernernerbanernananana air guitar baby..
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...the lessons in this...
are beautiful.

Keep sharing, Karen...
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20 posted 11-08-2003 10:28 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Came back to thank everybody. This is indeed a true story--but please don't tell the tabloids--I have enough people wandering in my kitchen NOW.

And yes, Vicky, Jesus LIVES--although I haven't seen him for a couple of days. Why do I have this uncomfortable feeling that "jesus" is nursing? Yikes.

And Raph? grin...that's the second time you've ruined a song for me. I'll have to tell you about the first sometime...

Hugs.

Love you all.

squeak squeak squeak
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oh you gotta let me know..
mail me or post it here i must know
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Not sure what to say...James
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Doing the birthday bump from me library of rhyme divine Sen keepers.
Its your day..the forums shall be your marquee
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24 posted 11-01-2013 01:19 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I remember laughing so hard at her telling me about this darn mouse!  Miss you kiddo!
 
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