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Don't Poke the Bear

Inspirational beauty, comes to life every spring. The baby birds in their nest, to their mothers still cling. The hibernating bear, still asleep in his den. Will soon wake up cranky, so we'll let him sleep in. Many creatures of beauty, some big and some small. They thrive in the forest, well into the fall. The bunnies and squirrel, the lark and the wren. They know to be quiet, by the sleeping bears den. But here comes a rat, with a stick in his paw. Knowing his intent, a raven shrieks in caw. The rat pokes and prods, the air smells foul. They wait to hear the sleeping bear's growl. The rat continues, along on his schlep. The bear now awakens, poked where he once slept.

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Date: 5/2/2020 6:31:00 PM
Nice visual imagery of Spring. I enjoyed the story of the bear and the rat.
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Mark Koplin
Date: 5/6/2020 2:25:00 PM
Thank you so much!
Date: 3/4/2020 10:35:00 AM
Hello Mark Koplin, never wake a sleeping bear.That rat is in trouble now. Enjoyed this poem. Havea nice day my friend.
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Mark Koplin
Date: 5/6/2020 2:25:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Enjoy your day as well.
Date: 3/4/2020 8:21:00 AM
Great poetry- strong message and so much truth. Reality is this evil world has billions of rats-- and they wreck havoc when and where they can my friend. A fav,, a pleasure to read too...
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Mark Koplin
Date: 3/4/2020 8:46:00 AM
Thanks Robert. Those darn rats
Date: 3/4/2020 7:36:00 AM
Love this, Mark. Great verse! I have to agree with Teppo.. They would have been better not to awake the bear. Best wishes..Charlie
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Mark Koplin
Date: 3/4/2020 8:45:00 AM
Thanks Charlie. I don’t understand why they poke a sleeping bear
Date: 3/3/2020 8:24:00 AM
Your metaphors are forthright, Mark. Rats and ravens dared to wake a sleeping bear.
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Mark Koplin
Date: 3/3/2020 8:43:00 AM
You rock Lin! Thank you!
Date: 3/2/2020 11:20:00 PM
There are so many 'Rats' Mark, as your creativeness brings forth, brilliant poetry, with a message clear and sound....
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Mark Koplin
Date: 3/3/2020 6:38:00 AM
Thank you sir