I hear you scratching in the wall,
I hear you scamper down the hall.
Gnawing, gnawing on the wood.
Whatcha up to? Nothing good.
I told you, showed you: "Go, go, go!"
You insisted: "No, no, no!"
What was I supposed to do?
I found you sleeping in my shoe!
"Go now, go now lowly critter"!
You scared away the baby sitter!
"You can even live out on the lawn!"
"No thanks" you said, with lazy yawn.
I gave you chances: one, two, three;
To go away and let us be.
You feast and frolic while we rest;
I wake to find you on my chest!
Rest now rodent, enjoy your nap.
I'll soon have you in my trap.
"Peanut butter: yum, yum, yum!"
"Come on out and get you some."