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The Polite Ground Hog

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The Polite Ground Hog

While nestled in my backyard hammock

and reading a gardening book

A ground hog peered from under my fence

and decided to take a look

Locking eyes on my vegetable garden

and then on my old tool shed

next her eyes were fixed on me

 followed by a look of dread

She said she was sorry for intruding

 and seemed worn from the heat

I invited her over to my patio table 

and offered some peppermint iced tea

“I’m so sorry for this intrusion, m’am”

“your herbal tea tasted great!”

As she wobbled across my lush green lawn

she exited through the rear  gate.

Written by Gwendolen R.
Poems for Peanut

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  1. Date: 8/24/2012 6:57:00 AM
    Gwen, now when are you sharing your tea with me? hehe, I enjoyed this one this afternoon. Hope you will have a great weekend :) love Wilma

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 6:06:00 AM
    I want to thank you so much for your kind words on my writings Gwen. I am so far behind on everything including my life away from PoetrySoup. So will you please forgive me if I am not right on top of my comments and thank you's. I am trying. It is a pleasure to read your poetry today as I leave you this thank you. Love and blessings, Carol

  1. Date: 6/25/2012 4:13:00 PM
    LOL! LOVE IT! Oh, and thanks so much for visiting my website. It means a lot to me!

  1. Date: 6/24/2012 6:04:00 PM
    thanks for what you wrote at the A poem. Did you catch this little stinker yet?

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 12:21:00 PM
    This was so charming, so different. I could see it in a child's book or something. you sure have some neat little stories! I replied to your soupmail in case you never saw it. Thanks again so much for what you said. You are a treasure of poetrysoup. LUlv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 3:06:00 PM
    Surreal and enticing Gwendolen..

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 11:37:00 AM
    Really it was the polite hammock gone without disturbing you. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 9:05:00 PM
    And who could pass up peppermint tea?

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 9:04:00 PM
    Love this great story poem. So well formed aand subtle rhymes.

  1. Date: 6/17/2012 11:24:00 AM
    Love this write! Reminds me of "Alice in Wonderland", no Mad Hatter, only she and her new found friend.:) Going to save this one so I can savour this write, and of course the "peppermint iced tea"! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 6/17/2012 10:06:00 AM
    Liked it, Gwenie, Happy that everything ended fine..:) Jag

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 6:07:00 PM
    Rix, this is cozy... do you have an extra hammock? LOL... By the way a very interesting wobbly image being walked out that fence... he he he.. how about a no disturbing sign.... love your poem,,..xox~pd

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 5:56:00 PM
    This is a wondrous write my dear friend! I got a chuckle at the Ground Hog speaking to you and having peppermint iced tea! What a glorious idea! I hope you get as many days as you can relaxing on that hammock! Hey I start a new class soon! I have my homework already, yikes, what a workload! Oh well, sigh, you gotta do what you gotta do! But I'll do fine! Well I'll catch ya later! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 5:51:00 PM
    this is a nice personification poem Gwen...nicely done...Love...Joseph

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 5:46:00 PM
    I had a 15 pounder in my yd the other evening--It had a hole digging frenzy as it hurriedly tried to exit under my fence! GRRRRrrrr! Never experienced anything like it!

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 4:58:00 PM
    There is not Father`s day in Norway now,it is on Autumn. - but, thank you for visit and comments my poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 4:50:00 PM
    Sooo sweeeet Gwen, this Peanut like it. Take care... it is weekend. - love Anne-Lise