The Thread In Our Lives

A Mouse Looked Through A Crack In The Wall
He Saw A 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 Rooster Clucked And Scratched
Raised His 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
"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
He Returned 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 The Farmer Around The Clock
To Feed Them All The Farmer Butchered The Pig

The Farmer's Wife Did Not Get Well And 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
He Felt Great Sadness

The Next Time You Hear Someone Is Facing A Problem
And You Think It Doesn't Concern You
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
We Must All Make An Extra Effort To Encourage One Another

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

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