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Bright-Eyed and ---

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Bright-Eyed and ---

A squirrel with an acorn clenched
Between his tiny teeth
Ran past me to some shrubbery
And hid himself beneath.

He looked so cute it made me think
Suppose he was a rat;
I wouldn’t like it half as much
In nearby habitat.

Though both are rodents, in this case
Some prejudice prevails,
For charming or repellent seems
To rest upon their tails!

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  1. Date: 10/27/2013 5:53:00 PM
    Bats and rats and tiny mice can give us all the creeps. But funny how a diseased bird is pleasing when it peeps.

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 7:58:00 PM
    Ain't it the truth - if they lost the fluffy tail we would call in a pied piper to rid us of them as well.

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 7:53:00 AM
    This is true Ilene, never thought of it in this way.. but I still don't like rats hehehe :)

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 8:25:00 AM
    Oh yes - I'd love to pet a squirrel and run from a rat. Some say deer are rodents on stilts. love you Ilene, Kathy

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:54:00 PM
    This poem was just wonderful, and it is so very true. All animals are beautiful. It's not their fault if they spread disease, blame nature....Peter