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Harry the Hedgehog

Harry the hedgehog was wandering by Looking for a spot where he could fly, This is quite serious cause hedgehogs you see Well, they sort of wobble along just like me. He wobbled along till he came to the pond He looked at the rock that the frog sat on, "If I flew off of there I just might get wet," And he chewed a hole in his bottom lip. Miss Katydid sat on the back of a chair And he wondered how she got way up there, She gave a great leap, did a double back flip And landed on poor Harry's sore little lip. As he wandered along an old crow flew by And swooped toward Harry from way up high, And I heard Harry say as he gave a big sigh "Won't somebody help me learn how to fly?" Just about then a vulture flew in And dug his claws into Harry's skin, Then off he flew at a terrible pace With Harry dangling from the Vulture's legs. They dipped and dived, swooped and swirled Until Harry thought they were leaving this world, When suddenly he whirled and dove back toward earth And sat Harry down by a big pile of dirt. He wobbled his way to the top of this heap Trying to decide if he should make the big leap, He puffed up and bristled and to my surprise Tears started to flow from his little eyes. As his sore lip trembled, I heard him say "I guess there'll be no more flying today." I wanted to ask him what the matter could be When I heard him say, "I got air sick you see." Now Harry the hedgehog wobbles along, Humming his own little hedgehog song, He's happy, as happy as he can be "I'll just wobble along like grandma," said he. Cile Beer written l998 Cile Beer

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Date: 10/20/2013 12:42:00 AM
MARYCILE... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. Goodnight poet friend <3 =LINDA.....
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Date: 10/19/2013 8:05:00 PM
very funny
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Date: 10/19/2013 6:21:00 AM
This is so cute. In contentment, there is so much peace. Love Kechi
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Date: 10/15/2013 9:27:00 AM
What a lovely poem, really nice. We had two hedgehogs, they were so cute, your poem brings some happy memories... Thank you.. love Ellie
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Date: 8/13/2010 5:19:00 AM
I am feeling the urge to go back and read poetry from earlier writing of my favorite poets today and this is the one I opened of yours Cile. I truly enjoyed reading it today. Love, Carol
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