My cheese keeps a-vanishing!

The mystery thief needs banishing!

For every time I brew my tea

Elusive bandits pinch my brie.

The feta from my salad strays…

This skinflint never even pays

For the cheddar that he munches

Or the Edam for his brunches.

Then there was my mozzarella

Eaten by the greedy fellah.

Aye! One day I watched him flee

His twirling tail I did see.

A penny-pinching, cheeky, mouse

Scuttling through my fridge and house.

I set the trap with parmesan

And chuckled at my wicked plan.

But when the criminal was caught

I honestly felt quite distraught!

He looked at me and yelped out loud

Quivering whiskers, pink ears bowed.

I let him go. ‘Sir, as you please…

Go ahead and eat my cheese!’

 

POEM FOR KIDS WRITTEN BY PHOEBE COGHLAN

LET’S CHAT ABOUT THE POEM ~ IDEAS FOR TALKING WITH KIDS

Empathy

1. Why does the person in this poem let the cheese-thief go?

2. Why do you think the mouse was stealing the cheese?