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Just Bearly

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Just Bearly

My friends were here;
We saw no deer.
(They’re hiding from the cull.)
It would appear
The atmosphere
In Hemlock* seems quite dull.

The time was nigh;
My friends waved bye
And headed to the city.
I will not lie;
I’d hoped we’d spy
A bear, but here’s the pity:

By morning’s light
I had a fright
Which made me stop and gawk.
A mama bear
With cubs, a pair,
Passed by me on my walk.

Who would believe
When friends take leave
The action just gets started?
I can’t conceive
That just last eve
They bearlessly departed.

It goes to show
You never know
What Nature may have waiting;
And even though
My friends did go,
Those bears kept navigating.

Perhaps next year
They’ll reappear
When those same friends come calling;
Then we’ll all spear
A souvenir
Of Nature most enthralling!

*Hemlock Farms, a community of homes in Pa.

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  1. Date: 8/23/2012 11:12:00 PM
    Are you located in the Poconos near Scranton and Wilkes-Barre? You describe scenery common to that area.

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 10:19:00 PM
    this is really cute and clever the way you played on the bear word!! Where is this cricket poem you were talking about? Is it posted yet?? Love your style!!

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 8:26:00 PM
    Ah! Lovely your verse!...I enjoyed the walk along with you, oh my what a view! How brave of you to stop and gawk, I would have climbed a tree and had a talk with the bears from high above as the mama bear protected her cubs out of love. Cynthia

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 5:48:00 PM
    That is an Awesome write! :o)