Today I caught a mouse
I never thought I could feel so sad as when I saw the mouse.
It was a he, or a she, who kept leaving little spots around the house.
So, today I caught that mouse, and I feel so sad that I could cry,
cause now, I have to watch it die.
Today I caught a mouse, but how can I ever forget its eyes,
as it struggled and fought to run from me with it’s screaming cries.
I thought I was clever, and set a trap that glued it to a pad,
I never thought that I would to see it caught, then make me so sad.
Today I caught a mouse, so now I must try it set free
from glue so strong, that it could capture even me.
I tried my best to free it’s tail, and then a leg, and paw,
but no matter what I did, it became stuck, even more.
Today I caught a mouse, and now I’m here, crying like a fool.
Its only a mouse… it only a mouse, so I should be cool,
but why do I feel so bad about myself, at being such a louse;
cause I’ve caught a mouse that had been living happily in my house.
It’s not dead as yet, but soon will be,
cause no matter what I do, I cannot set it free.
And now all I can do is sigh and cry,
as I have to watch this little mouse die.
Today I killed a mouse, and I too want to die,
But all I can do is sigh, then just cry.
Never again can I think of a mouse, without seeing those eyes of fear;
that I won’t stop and think, and wind up with a tear.
God! I killed a mouse, and cannot understand how people kill,
things that live, and not feel what I now feel, and always will.
What pain and heartbreak I have in me,
Oh God ! Help me to be free.
I watched a little mouse that only wanted food,
die, because of me, so now all can I do is brood.
God help me get good feelings back, and not be so sad,
it’s only a little mouse I caught glued to a pad.
I’m a man who has lived a long life, and think that I’m so smart,
but all I can feel now is to live with a broken heart.
What’s a little dirt and mess, against a life abound;
that could still be happy, running, round and round.
God, I can’t seem to stop the pain that is in my heart
just show me how, and make me smart,
to never be so foolish again, as to hurt another living being.
Yes, even a little mouse that eats, then leaves it’s little peeing.
So what’s a little cleaning after all that’s said and done,
to save a life, and know it’s having fun.
Leaving little messes after all, it’s only a little mouse
who has chosen to live with me, in my little house.
I want to tell the world about the mouse I caught today,
so that they too, can stop and think, and hope, and pray
for the mouse I caught today.
Never again, can I watch a thing alive, die because of me.
Never again, cause now all I’ll do is smile, and then set it free.