Mouse Song

I want to sing you a song

To make your pain go away

But my lips are dry

And my throat is tight.

I want to hold you up

I want to keep you safe

But my arms are weak.

Little mouse so meek.

Wish I knew what to do

I wish I knew what to say

But when I try something

It feels like nothing.

Don’t want my heart to break

Don’t want to make a mistake

Before you go away.

Please, don’t go away.

Stay another day.

Stay another day.


For Nana and Granddad.

You’ve always filled my world with wonder.

Please give me the chance to return the favour.

Love, R.

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Will…When

Will you hear my story

When I’m buried beneath the snow?

Will you hear my story

When the flowers grow.

Will you sing my song

When the sun fades away?

Will you share my heart

When there’s nothing left to say?

— O. Ryder.

Sept. 2, 2015.