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    Missing by A.A. Milne (1924)

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    A reading of the poem "Missing" by A.A. Milne from his 1924 collection "When We Were Very Young".

    POEM TRANSCRIPTION

    Missing

    Has anybody seen my mouse?

    I opened his box for half a minute,
    Just to make sure he was really in it,
    And while I was looking, he jumped outside!
    I tried to catch him, I tried, I tried....
    I think he's somewhere about the house.
    Has anyone seen my mouse?

    Uncle John, have you seen my mouse?

    Just a small sort of mouse, a dear little brown one,
    He came from the country, he wasn't a town one,
    So he'll feel all lonely in a London street;
    Why, what could he possibly find to eat?

    He must be somewhere. I'll ask Aunt Rose:
    Have you seen a mouse with a woffelly nose?
    Oh, somewhere about
    He's just got out...

    Hasn't anybody seen my mouse?

    Alan Alexander Milne