08 March 2009

Journey called LIFE


A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer
and his wife open a package.
What food might this contain?'
the mouse wondered - - - he was devastated to discover
it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard,
the mouse proclaimed the warning :
There is a mousetrap in the house!” ”There is a mousetrap in the house!!”

The chicken clucked and scratched,
raised her head and said,

Mr.Mouse, I can tell this is a grave
concern to you, but it is of no consequence
to me. I cannot be bothered by it

The mouse turned to the pig and told him,
There is a mousetrap in the house!” ”There is a mousetrap in the house!!”

The pig sympathized, but said,
I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse,
but there is nothing I can do about it
but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers

The mouse turned to the cow and said,
There is a mousetrap in the house!” ”There is a mousetrap in the house!!”

The cow said,
Wow, Mr. Mouse.
I'm sorry for you,
but it's no skin off my nose

So, the mouse returned to the house,
head down and dejected,
to face the farmer's mousetrap . . . alone.

That very night a sound was heard
throughout the house -- like the sound
of a mousetrap catching its prey.

The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught.
In the darkness, she did not see ..
..it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught.
The snake bit the farmer's wife.
The farmer rushed her to the hospital,

And days later she returned home with a fever.

Everyone knows you treat a fever
with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer
took his hatchet to the farmyard
for the soup's main ingredient.

But his wife's sickness continued,
so friends and neighbours came to sit
with her around the clock.
To feed them,
the farmer butchered the pig.

The farmer's wife did not get well;
she died.

So many people came for her funeral,
the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.

The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.

So, the next time
you hear someone is facing a problem
and think it doesn't
concern you, remember ----
when one of us is threatened,
we are all at risk.

We are all involved in this
journey called LIFE.
We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort
to encourage one another.
One of the best things to hold onto
in this world is a FRIEND


Choy HH said...

Good day friend,

This writings are quite familiar but i couldn't recall where did i read it b4.

Anyway, a change of style? This is d very 1st poetic/literature entry from you ..haha.

Well done. Various elements were birth in this life 4 us to discover n enjoy.

Strongly agree for the last two lines in the last paragraph, luckily the word 'friend ' is not substituted with 'cash ' - a pretty nice thing to hold onto... in this reality world... i perhaps...


sidekick said...

Yup Choy...this is my 1st literature (and last may be..hw..ha) entry from me. Saja jer tukar template ...nk ilang kn boring.

Choy HH said...

Salam Bro,

The writtings is a bit... very kecik. Literature tu sangat bagus dlm hidup- suatu penghayatan, seumpama musik dlm hidup, susah dipisahkan.

Haha..kebetulan saya pun ada cat mengecat blog saya -bukan pasal boring. Apasal boring boring ni le?


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