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Making Concessions

Wasps and bees and grasshopper knees waiting to sting and scratch, Give them an inch and they respond with stings and holes to patch. Wren and finch and grosbeak syrinx waiting to burst with song, Give them a glance and they reply with lusty sings-a-along. Frogs and toads and mud puppy legs waiting to pump water, Give them a push and they react as diving sea otters. Snakes and asps and burrowing bugs waiting to slither back, Give them wide berth and they will leave without a bold attack. Deer and ‘possums and red foxes waiting to eat our ware, Give them a snack and they return for the evening's fare. Stings or scratches, beauty or song, part of Nature’s lessons. One must learn to live with all and how to make concessions.

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Date: 9/11/2020 5:12:00 PM
Hello Linda … enjoyed your couplet Linda. When is humanity going to realize it must work with nature, and not destroy it. When it’s too late perhaps - thanks Linda - Lindsay
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Linda Fowler
Date: 9/11/2020 7:31:00 PM
Thank you for your time to read and comment Lindsay. Its a pleasure to meet another nature-aware human :) Linda
Date: 9/11/2020 11:33:00 AM
So very true Linda, they have as much right as us to be here on mother earth Tom
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Linda Fowler
Date: 9/11/2020 11:39:00 AM
Thank you Tom. I love all the little critters, the most fierce to the most adorable. I respect them all. Linda
Date: 9/11/2020 11:33:00 AM
Find an illustrator and publish this as a children's book! Aloha! Rico
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Linda Fowler
Date: 9/11/2020 11:40:00 AM
Ha! Thanks Rico. Any ideas on who might read and heed? Aloha Linda