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Ye Old Nursery Rhyme and Fable

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Ye Old Nursery Rhyme and Fable

Listen my love to this Nursery Rhyme…I made it just for you.
It’s about a witch who didn’t like squirrels, in her new garden, true.
Now you can be quick. You can be fast, but never bother a witch.
She’s good at getting even, you know, and it won’t bother her a stitch.

She posted a warning sign, at her fence… “All Trespassers to Beware”.
But do squirrels listen? No siree! And they got what was coming there.
Some grabbed the loot, but, it was soundly shared by all, on this tasty lark.
Now what do You Think happened to them? These minions of the dark!

She turned them into Were Squirrels, that conniving, crazy, bunch of goons.
After that, they weren’t much good for anything except, howling at the moon. 
And she electrified her fence…Making their eyes to glow, iridescently, too.
Luminous, translucent, bright pink fur made them a sight for eyes, to imbue.

Now everyone awaits their visits, and she sells tickets every night.
Yes, people are a lining up at her door… to be greeted, by this sight.
The Were squirrels can’t leave her yard. They’re drawn there, every night.
For her tomatoes ARE the ONLY THINGS, they can eat, to her delight.

Now, People buy her tomatoes to throw at them with all their might. 
For here they’re allowed to get even, for any past troubles, they’ve incurred.
Now, everyone DO listen, signs saying “to beware”, mean, “TO BEWARE”.
And respect others property, or you, like them, may soon, find yourself, there.

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  1. Date: 4/2/2013 5:59:00 AM
    Nice and entertaining tale, Carol. And with a moral as well. Congratulations on your win. - Red

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 12:03:00 AM
    So very cute Carol,,,, you have a blessed Easter Sunday ;}

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 9:57:00 AM
    This one's "GRIMM" for sure! Happy Easter! RAY

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 9:06:00 PM
    Awesome write. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 8:03:00 PM
    Hi Carol, this is lovely, congratulations with your wonderful win in Debra's "Nursery Rhyme" contest. Love the message in the poem. Take care and enjoy the up coming Easter Holiday. Always*LINDA

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 6:15:00 PM
    Interesting tale Carol. Congratulations on your no. 1. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 5:32:00 PM
    Very creative tale that is a winner..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 4:36:00 PM
    I loved this wee thought line 6 [and they got their comeuppance there] line 7 [it's true!] A perfect moral tale! Congrad's on your win Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 4:12:00 PM
    hey, I just noticed I congratulated you several days ago but it's only right now that the contest winners list is up. How odd!! It's nice to see I got on the list too. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 12:32:00 PM
    Hi and congratulations on your win Carol xx

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 11:46:00 AM
    Thank you for entering my contest and Congratulations on your win !!! I like that this had a moral !!

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 3:37:00 PM
    Sounds like a sure winner or the game is rigged......(just kidding). Thanks for your kind visit....hugs to ya..... Jake

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 4:20:00 PM
    CAROL, A FINE WINNING POEM.... :-) , Congratulations in ANNE'S "any poem goes" contest. Take care~ Linda

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 7:25:00 PM
    wonderful write...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 6:57:00 PM
    it's no wonder this is on the list!! Congrats on your win!!

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 1:25:00 PM
    Carol, I loved this entry in my contest!! Thanks for participating and congrats on your special win :)

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 11:13:00 AM
    Ha love it Carol ,my friend is convinced he has were squirrels eating his nuts, never mind tomatoes lol xx

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 8:00:00 AM
    I thank you for your "treasures" Carol , They are always nice to read! - Admiring your imagination and love your stories. - Luck in contest!!!!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)))

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 5:19:00 PM
    A creative imagination you have Carol. Nicely done For the nursery rhyme contest. A witchery brew I need to make to keep my squirrels forbidden from eatin the bulbs I plantin. Lol. Good luck in the contest Carol. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 9:43:00 AM
    Scared me missus, I'm going to be a good little boy from now on, promise lol, great write Carol, good luck in the contest. Thanks for your comment on my effort. Take care, Regards Richard