Friendly Fox's Party

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Friendly Fox decided (but didn't think it through)
To throw a lavish party, for every fox he knew!
They came along in droves, and very soon they had
Spilled into the garden, but Friendly Fox was glad
That every fox he knew (plus some who tagged along)
Were all able to make it, and form a happy throng.

They came from every country where foxes may be found;
Chattering and singing, they made a joyful sound.
Arctic Fox, Hoary Fox and Grey Fox were all there.
Little Fennec Fox came too, bringing his own chair!
Bengal Fox and Bat-Eared Fox both arrived together,
While Pampas Fox and Island Fox talked about the weather.

But others (uninvited guests) also came that night,
Like Jackal and Coyote, spoiling for a fight!
Drinks were flowing freely, and all were having fun,
Till Blanford's Fox cried out in fright, "Look out! He's got a gun!"
Yes, Jackal had a pistol, and waved it in the air.
Foxes here... foxes there... foxes running everywhere!

But Cape Fox had seen Jackal load the gun with water!
And so he grabbed him by the arm and told him that oughta
Hand the gun (a water pistol) over to him now!
The villain was dumbfounded: His plans were crossed, and how!
Jackal lost his courage, knowing he'd been rumbled.
Coyote, Jackal's cohort, then tried to run, but tumbled.

Both were seized by all the guests and frog-marched through the gate,
Then told they had to leave at once, or suffer some dire fate!
The gruesome twosome took off quick, stumbling as they ran.
All the foxes stood and laughed, like only foxes can.
And so, on went the party - foxes having fun!
They drank and sang all through the night - every single one!




Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 4/19/2018 7:51:00 PM
gosh, this one seemed so familiar to me, Robert! I wonder if it's one I read a while back and my comment did not go through or something. Anyway, you were CLEVER as a fox with this one!!!
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Robert Haigh
Date: 4/20/2018 2:36:00 AM
Thank you, Andrea! This poem has been posted on various poetry sites, although I am now only active at the Soup and Poetry Poem.
Date: 1/11/2018 5:26:00 PM
Cute. Very cool...those dang Foxes.
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Robert Haigh
Date: 1/12/2018 2:53:00 AM
Ha-ha! Thanks for the visit and the comment, Leanne!
Date: 12/31/2017 6:36:00 PM
Most entertaining; a real romp!...with a nice twist reg. that gun....Reminded me a bit of The Duke and Dauphin being run out on a rail in Huck Finn---certainly not anywhere near an exact analogy, but still...
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Date: 1/1/2018 3:57:00 AM
Thank you Gershon. Much appreciated!
Date: 12/30/2017 5:15:00 AM
Wow, how did I miss this entertaining read Robert,I loved it from beginning to end. You tell such a good story...Maria
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Date: 12/30/2017 2:49:00 PM
Thank you Maria! I enjoyed writing this one.
Date: 12/5/2017 8:08:00 PM
WoW! Robert, You are a good story teller. I found this to be clever and entertaining. Your imagination soared on this one. Great moral as well. Excellent job:-) Alexis
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Date: 12/18/2017 9:26:00 AM
Thank you for your kind words, Alexis!
Date: 12/1/2017 10:27:00 AM
What a creative, fun happy poem, loved this!
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Date: 12/1/2017 12:07:00 PM
Thank you so much, Arthur!
Date: 11/30/2017 6:53:00 AM
I still love these kinds of stories... I can learn so much this way... Enjoyed it Robert...It's probably getting dark in England already...even though it's just 9am here
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Date: 11/30/2017 11:01:00 AM
Thank you, Arturo! It does get dark quite early here, at this time of year. Becoming colder too. Snow in parts of England this morning!
Date: 11/30/2017 4:00:00 AM
What a lively pleasing poem you concocted, Robert. It's fun all along.
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Date: 11/30/2017 10:59:00 AM
Thank you Victor! I must admit, I enjoyed writing this one!
Date: 11/30/2017 3:53:00 AM
- A great story lively told, Robert - Glad it was just a water pistol :)- A fun party - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/30/2017 10:58:00 AM
Thank you Anne-Lise! I had fun writing this one!
Date: 11/29/2017 7:54:00 PM
Love this, Robert! If you wrote enough of poems like this one you could have a slim volume of poems and publish them. Thanks for reading me, dear friend. / M
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Date: 11/30/2017 2:56:00 AM
Thank you Maurice! I have thought (only half-seriously) of doing just that. A book of story poems, for children of all ages... and for the inner child in all of us!
Date: 11/29/2017 6:32:00 PM
A party that turned out well. Good rhyming here. You couplets are out of this world.
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Robert Haigh
Date: 11/30/2017 2:54:00 AM
Thank you Alfred!
Date: 11/29/2017 4:53:00 PM
you tell a brilliant story Robert:-) hugs Jan xx
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Robert Haigh
Date: 11/30/2017 2:53:00 AM
Thank you Jan!
Date: 11/29/2017 1:44:00 PM
This is fantastic! I could see it being a story book.. Love, Juli-Michelle
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Date: 11/29/2017 3:05:00 PM
Thank you, Juli-Michelle!
Date: 11/29/2017 1:10:00 PM
Great story telling Robert...
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Robert Haigh
Date: 11/29/2017 1:13:00 PM
Thank you, Silent One!
Date: 11/29/2017 12:35:00 PM
What a delightful whimsical adorable story... so well told. Just a gem. Superb, Robert.
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Robert Haigh
Date: 11/29/2017 12:37:00 PM
Thank you very much, Line!
Date: 11/29/2017 10:35:00 AM
charmed by this enjoyable piece, robert!.. huggs
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Robert Haigh
Date: 11/29/2017 11:20:00 AM
Thank you Nette!
Date: 11/29/2017 6:26:00 AM
What an awesome party that was! This poem is loaded with fun--kudos to your imagination, Robert! Well written, as always!
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Robert Haigh
Date: 11/29/2017 6:51:00 AM
Thank you so much, Vijay!
Date: 11/29/2017 5:54:00 AM
Robert, this was a delightful read! Loved it!
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Robert Haigh
Date: 11/29/2017 6:50:00 AM
Thank you Kim! Glad you enjoyed the read!