THE STABLE MOUSE
(Leigh Newton, 1999)
There's a mouse looking down from the rafters,
In a stable of wood and stone;
And she's staring as hard as she's able
At the coming and going below.
There's a mum with a baby snug in her arms,
There's a dad looking on with pride,
There's a muster of people coming through the door;
And all for the baby inside.
Now the mouse calls out to her family,
"Take a look down below, what a sight!
"Come and see how they look at the baby,
"This can only be God here tonight."
Now the mice come running a-plenty,
All the cousins and three legged Fred;
And they all stare down in amazement,
At the baby that's born in the shed.
And a light shines brightly above them;
They can see through the holes in the tin.
They can hear many voices a-singing,
They can hear such a flapping of wings.