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Owed to a Mouse?

I do thank you mouse, for coming here,
to fill the women with panic and fear.
But tell me now please, how much I owe,
for you to pack your things and go.

Perhaps I should get down on my knees,
and offer you a piece of cheese.
Or I could put poison in your hole,
and further tarnish my mortal soul.

Why am I pandering to this creature?
Well, the Scottish Bard made him a feature.
What this lesser man has attempted latterly,
is just imitation, in sincere flattery.

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