Beth Camp Historical Fiction

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

OctPoWriMo #23: Fur Babies

If you had a mouse
Living in your house,
Would you set a trap?

If a bat settled in your eaves,
Would you pull down your sleeves,
think of vampires?
Hot wires!

If a furry baby cat,
Brought you the dead body of a rat,
Would you feed him a treat?

If you found a deer,
Drinking all your beer,
Would you hesitate?

If a lion set up residence,
Would you commence
to worry?

Lion sleeping in a tree (Tasmania, 2012)
Today's prompt led me somewhere quite unexpected. Too much work to do and not enough time for poetry. So, inspired by the mice trying to find a warm place for winter in our house (and my debate over whether to set a 'real' trap), I found this poem.

Tomorrow's prompt: Breathing.

You can visit OctPoWriMo at to read what others have written. Thank you, Morgan Dragonwillow, Michelle Vecchitto, Esther Jones, and Maria L. Berg for hosting this month-long poetry challenge.


  1. I too am smiling. Nice poem,tongue-in-check. :)

  2. This is indeed lovely...made me smile too!

  3. cute wordplay, Beth

  4. This poem is so much fun. I want to read again - out loud!

  5. Great one, Beth! I enjoyed it as I have a soft place for animals. :-)