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The Owl and the Mouse meet Samson the Beast

by

Jack Mann 

A childrenís poem



One day Marvin woke up in alarm

Because of the noise outside the barn




The farmer that owned the barn covered with tin

Had pulled up front, in a truck with a pen




The farmer was unloading a baby you see

And put him in the barn where they all would be




Marvin didnít know how big animals could be

Compared to the mouse, it was big as a tree




Well it turned out that this very large babe

Was just a calf that its mother had made.




Marvin asked the calf if it had a name

And the calf said sure, my name is plain




Samson it is, and donít do me wrong

When I grow up, I will be very strong




Now Marvin knew that surely he would

And that a friend this big had to be good




So Oscar the Owl and Marvin the mouse

Got to know Samson that lived in their house




The farmer would feed Samson each day

And Samson would share his food where they lay




Marvin would share his cheese with the others

They lived together as if they were brothers




In sharing they learned how good it could be

If they lived together in peace and harmony!

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