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Below is the poem entitled MY FRIEND THE BAT which was written by poet Raymond Westley. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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My friend the bat while hanging from the eaves,
spends much of his time watching the leaves.
Waiting for the night so that he can go out,
joining some friends to go “Fly about”.

The clouds are wispy, ever changing their colour.
Drifting slowly, intertwining with each other.
With clouds changing from reds to purples,
Bats take to the skies, scribing large circles.

When the night is over and the playing done,
they return home as if they are one.
To hang from the eaves, or even a branch to borrow,
for a day’s rest just waiting for tomorrow.

As they rest they hear the wind and feel the breeze.
All is restful, lulled by the sound of bees.
The day is spent where it’s safe, where it’s dark.
They will take off later for a jaunt in the park.

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  1. Date: 2/11/2013 1:37:00 AM
    Love it! God Bless. Dave.

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 12:38:00 PM
    I enjoy seeing bats at night and seeing them dining on all the mosquitos! Great poem!

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 10:52:00 AM
    Those mammals in the order Chiroptera have a world all their own. Good poetic way to describe them here. Welcome to this site. You will like it here.

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 1:49:00 AM
    Another nice one! Keep 'em coming... Terry

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 6:19:00 PM
    Raymond, wow...i love it.... xox~pd

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 8:04:00 AM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup, my friend! I'm a relative newbie myself This is my kind of poem... well written and an easy read! Kudos! I know you will enjoy it here, Raymond... cheers, Jack