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Winter Begone: Ode to the squirrely

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Winter Begone: Ode to the squirrely

Winter Begone: Ode to the Squirrely


I found myself outside braveing Winter's bleak
Snow lay deep upon the ground--long past a week--
As more flakes christened life on this frozen creek
I saw him standing quite still, puzzled and meek

He wore a nice fur coat with snow on his crown
A powder of new flakes not yet on the ground
With a shake of his coat--one last look around
Up a tree he climbed and then looked back down

There high and aloft with no ifs ands or buts
I heard him quite clearly yell back, '"Winter Sucks!"'
But what he said next pulled my drolls from their ruts:
'"It's gonna take 'till July to thaw out my nuts!"'


01/27/2013


* inspired by a picture from fb* ;)
for Francine's contest

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  1. Date: 2/4/2013 1:28:00 PM
    Why evey time I think of you writing this Miss Scarlet I get faint! [said Miss PittyPay] ;) Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 2/6/2013 8:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Fiddle de dee!! Miss Pitty Pat!! Miss Mellie said it was fine and you know whatevva Miss Mellie says is the 'gospel'... Poor Ashley... [said Scarlet] :) I'll just wurry 'bout that tamarrah... Lol this is fun lol
  1. Date: 2/4/2013 10:21:00 AM
    Congratulations Deborah! Annalise

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 8:55:00 AM
    Smiling as well!

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 8:38:00 AM
    Your last line brings a big smile!!! So nice to share this spot with your clever poem! Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 8:10:00 AM
    Gosh you are only back 5 mins and wins coming out of your ears . love it xx

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 7:30:00 AM
    Just to cute..congrats on your win. BG

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 6:32:00 AM
    lol.....very funny Deb......congrats on your win

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 11:14:00 PM
    Congratulation on your win., Connie

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 11:12:00 PM
    congratulations on your winning write..

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 10:06:00 PM
    congrats on your winning entry Deborah, last line killed me

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 9:56:00 PM
    Deborah, Congratulations with your wonderful poem ~ Always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 10:14:00 AM
    this is clever poetry, and so enjoyable to read....

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 1/29/2013 10:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awww. Thank you so much 'arry!! Big hugs. Hope all is well. Love ya Deb
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 9:23:00 AM
    BRAVO! Absolutely wonderful... My kind od poem.

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 1/29/2013 10:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) thank you Carol...lol
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 1:44:00 AM
    Dearest Diana..I must comment my thanks for your footle comment that you commented on...in return I commented on your comment..any comments?...Good!

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 7:37:00 PM
    hahahaa. This is genius!!!! Love it!!

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 1/29/2013 10:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL!! So glad you liked it Andy!! Big hugs live ya deb
  1. Date: 1/28/2013 2:07:00 PM
    Well!!!...Doris!!!.. I must say I am shocked and deeply offended by your outrageous and flippant reference to the male genitalia!!...I'm sure this poor creature is now the laughing stock of the entire acorn tree...I should report you but I don't have the balls...You got some kind of sense of humor my friend! - Tim

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 1/28/2013 4:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh and Tyson, go to my timeline on FB and look at his picture ;) lol. Dulcinea
    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 1/28/2013 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are a funny man Tyson!! LOL!!! I got choked and lost my breath reading your comment! LOL! Big Hugss, love ya Dulcinea ;)
    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson
    Date: 1/28/2013 2:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Darn it, Daphne!...got your name wrong again didn't I?...Della, Della...rhymes with fella...got it! - Sincerely yours, Tom/Tyson/Tad...
  1. Date: 1/28/2013 11:29:00 AM
    ROTFLMAO!!! Still chuckling! Had to stop typing... kept hitting the wrong keys! LOL My kind of poem, my dear Deborah! Big big hugs, Jack xox

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 1/28/2013 12:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL!!! So glad you enjoyed it Jack!! Big hugs back ...deb
  1. Date: 1/28/2013 11:21:00 AM
    OMG what a great lighten the day poem! Francine will love it! I love your avatar! soup mail Light & Love [your co-pilot]

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 1/28/2013 12:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you co-pilot!! You're the best!!! Love you bunches
  1. Date: 1/28/2013 3:12:00 AM
    This is so cute and clever Susan. If for the contest, I am sure it will be in the winner's circle!

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 1/28/2013 12:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Big thanks dear Connie. Love you a bunch... Deb...(btw Susan is the other tree... Lol)