14 September 2009

A Moral Tale

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 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 neighbors 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.

Remember .. each of us is a vital thread in another persons tapestry; our lives are woven together for a reason.

One of the best things to hold onto In this world is a FRIEND so to you my friends... you can count on me to be there in the tough times, to support you and to help you to the good times...

2 comments:

Kippers Dickie said...

"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."

Sadly, I read this sort of message every day somewhere on the web.
Threatened by 'Big brother', gov.
interference, terriorists islamification, all sorts of problems which may not affect us directly.
A good tale....

Rach said...

That was very right and very appropriate do you think I can use it in my interview on Wednesday when they ask me about working as a team?..lol..xx