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Hummingbird vs Squirrel

Looking at his reflection

the squirrel starts to explain

mitigating circumstances

causing seed difficult to obtain

The human is an igrate

changed the decor

the rules are different

evening the score

Next to the birdseed

is a hummingbird feeder

carefully guarded

by an aggressive leader

Chasing me away

with each attempt

gathering the troops

no creature is exempt

A new plan

is being computed

this time at night

will be executed

Leaving the reflection

the squirrel took a nap

waking when the sun went down

then running a lap

At the feeder

putting the plan into action

quickly grabbing seed

waiting for a reaction

Full now

scampering away

sounds of victory

a plan well played

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The Static Squirrel

A garden table

surrounded by red flowers

sits a squirrel

he is not a coward

A recent rain

has caused static electricity

each raindrop is charged

unique in its simplicity

On the table

static electricity flows

a squirrel’s hair stands upright

his determination grows

The hilarious site continues

as the squirrel grabs for the bowl

the shock continues

as he searches for a hole

Booty gathered

a tunnel is near

his cheeks are full

some on the ears

Recovering from the shock

therefore unable to play

he runs through the tunnel

seeking safety for the day

High in a tree

safe in his nest

stomach is now full

eyes closed as he rests

Waking up

willing to do it again

prize is worth the shock

smiling with a grin

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A Squirrel’s New Year

Goodbye to the old year

hello to the new

time for squirrel adventures

racing in the morning dew

Tis the season of renewal

time to have some fun

new seed in the bird feeders

humans to out run

A new brass feeder hangs

a gift from St. Nick

think that glass will stop me

a thrown rock broke it like a brick

Seed dropping to the ground

the human is running

watching that expression

the humor is stunning

Ah a new year

no need to hide

my cheeks filled with seed

2021 is going to be a fun ride

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Gesture: A Squirrel’s Adventure

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Scattered about

gesturing to all your friends

there is a feast awaiting

bounty has no end

 

Gathering together

scattering to and fro

coming in from all directions

so many now know

 

Climbing up the pole

the booty is oh so close

knocking the feeder over

eating till overdose

 

Looking around

danger lurks

time to flee the scene

human going berserk

 

Chaos continues

being chased by a broom

friends scattering everywhere

there is barely any room

 

Safe now

it’s a wrap

nestling with family

time for a nap

 

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The Feeder

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Exploring the world

happy as can be

chewing seeds in the grass

packing them in a tree

 

Eyes wide open

a bird feeder comes into sight

rushing through the field

hoping to eat all of it before night

 

Inching closer

crawling on the roof

sliding down the wall

hoping not to goof

 

Seeing no one around

time to seize the prize

inching closer

climbing the pole toward the sky

 

Seeds are wonderful

his cheeks are full

now leaving the feeder

munching on the last mouthful

 

Life is good

returning to his nest

eyes are heavy

time for a night’s rest

 

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Proficient: A Squirrel

Moving along

proficient with acrobatic flight

the squirrel jumps in the trees

entertaining all in sight

 

Time for an adventure

he shouts to his friends

time to search for treats

near the park’s end

 

There it is

the feeder is in site

each takes a position

ready for the fight

 

Coming in all directions

there is a battle cry

meeting in the center

the feeder is not high

 

An unexpected visitor

a hawk appears

taking a dive

he is quite near

 

Scurrying to the left

another to the right

proficient with speed

moving out of sight

 

Returning to the park

running and taking heed

safely tucked in nest

without any bird seed

 

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Premature: A Squirrel’s Fun Day

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Sliding under the fence

curious as can be

the prize can be seen clearly

near an apple tree

 

Climbing a tree

everything must be right

looking around 

no one in sight

 

There it stands

filled with luscious treats

must not leap prematurely

the mud is deep

 

Time to jump

wind giving a hand

leaping to glory

wind chimes sound like a band

 

On the pole

reaching for the feeder

a luscious seed

out comes a greeter

 

Running away

having heard a shot

a mouthful of seeds

it deters me not

 

Sitting on the fence

this is a fun game

gathering seeds all day

victory to proclaim

 

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Explore: The Squirrel

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He is a traveler

roaming the woods free

exploring all aspects of life

beginning at a tree

 

Ears perched high

his tail curled round

seeing a free meal

he runs unbound

 

First nuts from a tree

his cheeks are full

little teeth grinding

from the nut he pulls

 

Scampering on

running across the fence

eyeing a bird feeder

his gaze intense

 

Slowly at first

then to a full open run

he steals some seed

before the sound of a gun

 

Running rapidly

he escapes in the field

joined by others

with the bird seed yield

 

Returning to the park

he is in protected land

living in the moment

life is grand

 

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Strategy: The Prized Seed

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There it was 

in such perfect sight

laying there in the open

been waiting all night

 

Closer I crept

planning a strategy for days

not a feeble attempt

nothing to get in the way

 

Over the fence

scampering quietly in the grass

nothing will defeat me

getting the prize at last

 

No one around

the BB gun is gone

bypassing the slinky

there is a task to be done

 

Grabbing the feeder

the seed tastes so fine

gathering up a cheek full

all of it is mine

 

The humans are asleep

dreaming in a quiet slumber

the prize is mine

it is a great number

 

Over the fence

scampering to the park again

remembering this strategy

today is a win

 

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A Pampering Meditation

Morning meditation

in the park

pampered by beauty

wildlife creating a spark

 

Comfort with each step

tranquility all around

observing nature

colorful flowers abound

 

Ducks swimming in the pond

others waddling around

wind softly blowing

a tranquil sound

 

Autumn is here

colorful leaves are falling

squirrels gathering food

cool weather is calling

 

Turtle on a log

enjoying the morning sun

grateful to be alive

we are one

 

A fresh breeze

fall spice in the air

pampering for the senses

a wonderful affair

 

Meditation ending

my walk is through

continuing the journey

my soul is renewed

 

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