To a Mouse on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough

“ To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough»

Robert Burns


Having read this poem “ To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough» ,written by Robert Burns in 1785, I thought that the conflict of а man and nature is similar to the conflict of any government with the people.

Officials inspire fear in people. The people in power, the VIPs, have always been using their influence. They might collect unreasonable taxes or open a night club in the building of a kindergarten . Sometimes their relatives get into trouble, and those VIPs do everything they can to help them. We read such stories in independent mass media and on the Internet. The VIPs don’t want to treat common people as equal and be equal to common citizens in court. They feel superior and forget that we are “earth born companions an’ fellow mortals”.

Common citizens try to earn their living honestly, try to make their modest houses cosy . They often forget about natural disasters. The feeble walls of their houses might be ruined by floods, fires and earthquakes. However, the government might not give enough money to help pay for the rebuilding of the houses which have been destroyed.

Thy wee-bit housie, too, in ruin!

It’s silly wa’s the win’s are strewin!

Each living being needs happiness, support and understanding, confidence in the future. Everyone is waiting for happiness and joy. But rich and the mighty people, who have got a lot, never feel satisfied and always want to get more and more of “promised joy” . They are often forgetting about “greef and pain”.

Since childhood we have been taught to be kind, understanding and tolerant, yet we face evil, misunderstanding and absence of tolerance. All in all, I think that it is impossible to divide people into the rich and the poor, the white and the black, the healthy and the invalids. We should work together in order not to worry about the future, not to make the same mistakes that our ancestors used to make –“the prospects dreary”, to make the future bright , to look ‘forward without fear”.