Burgling Squirrel

squirrel

The new month is twelve days old;
all my resolutions
have been left out in the cold.

My diet failed, my morals too.
I ask you, what’s a squirrel to do?

My winter coat is fitting tight,
Quite pleasingly, as you can see.
Even so, I must watch my weight.

And just to you, I now confess.
(If you tell, I’ll claim duress.)

Despite my bounteous hidden stash,
(there is plenty more, let me assure)
I’ve committed deeds both bold and brash.

I stole the woodchuck’s favored seed
I figured, how much could he need?

I pilfered the robin’s suet ball,
I am so ashamed; I accept the blame.
I really can’t offer any excuse at all.

But there is more, oh woe is me.
It is stolen but it isn’t free

My conscience will not let me sleep.
I turn and toss in my bed of moss
and when I awake I eat and eat,

But the worst of all, as a bad crime goes,
I’m munching on the snowman’s nose.

 

5 comments

  1. Hi Sarah

    Love the title and the whimsical way you describe this bandit squirrel. The language is delightful and the mood you set, so engaging. And the character ,too, with your details and examples of his or her misdeeds, becomes endearing. These lines, in particular, made me laugh and smile —

    Despite my bounteous hidden stash,
    (there is plenty more, let me assure)
    I’ve committed deeds both bold and brash.

    I stole the woodchuck’s favored seed
    I figured, how much could he need?

    I pilfered the robin’s suet ball,
    I am so ashamed; I accept the blame.
    I really can’t offer any excuse at all.

    So well done, thank you for sharing!
    Take care
    Wendy

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  2. From my front porch facing eastern skies, I often observe entertaining squirrels loving their roles as birds. How they love to scoot down the river birch branches, swing from the bird feeders & munch upside down most times. They feed the ground floor with stray seeds.

    Your poem is delightful.
    Loved rereading this today
    with Sunday AM coffee.

    Have a wonderful Sunday.

    Jan

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  3. Oh my, what a delight to read.

    I remember my grandfather being so angry at the squirrels
    when one of them had babies in his birdhouse.
    He was always at war with them in some way.

    I don’t care for squirrels when they take 1 bite
    out of a tomato from our tomato plant on the patio,
    then discard it because they don’t like it.
    At least eat the whole tomato! Haha

    But I feel bad for the thin ones scavenging around
    mid Winter. I throw them some bread or some sunflower seeds.

    We have white squirrels in this area.
    They look a little prettier from far away,
    with their white fluffy-ness.
    When you get close enough to see their little faces,
    they look like rodents. 🙂

    Enjoyed reading.
    Hope you are feeling better.

    Kerri

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    • Kerri, Oh so very good to connect with you!
      I am officially released by the neurologist. That is a giant leap forward. : )

      I have never seen a white squirrel. They do look like those less pleasant rodents, but that fluffy tail and their clowning kind of wins my heart.

      Please know that you are always close in my thoughts.

      Sarah

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