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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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A Stinging Meditation

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Glancing across the valley

seeking out a dream

recreating a day

before running out of steam

 

Meditation on the canyon

beauty all around

observing the curves of life

some are spellbound

 

Suddenly a sting

dripped from my eye

a tear remembering a

day gone by

 

A lost love one

appeared in front of me

words of wisdom to hear

a vision to see

 

Dreams are not dead

only put on hold

time to move ahead

live your life as gold

 

Kindness and love

a path to take

achieve your dream

it’s not too late

 

My loved one vanished

tear is now dry

begin this day with a dream

never too late to try

 

Meditation is over

love never ends

we continue to grow

as our journey trends

 

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Waiting in Anticipation: A Squirrel Tale

Up a tree jess

Creeping ever so slowing

it came into sight

looking around waiting

for the time to be right

 

Easing to the right

and then to the left

waiting in anticipation

for the theft

 

Eyes on it now

nothing in sight

ready to jump

no need for fright

 

Evasion manuevers

there is a rattle

hiding at the stairs

a bird about to tattle

 

Bird flies away

time to creep again

now in position

running and jumping to begin

 

In the air

to the feeder he rose

oh what a lovely prize

out all the seed goes

 

To the ground

where all the seed falls

the squirrel begins to eat

the winner of it all

 

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