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  How Brave The Squirrel
by Walt Hardester
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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I see you cat,
Crouching, looking at me.
Why would you think I wouldnít see?
One secondís lapse means death for me.

I never venture far from the tree,
When the twitch of your tail I do see.
The ground is where my food does lie,
So tempting you I must try.

Pecans, Acorns, Pine Nuts, all,
My Winter storage from the Fall.
Not brave am I, hunger I must sate,
Mother Nature causes me tempting fate

Each time that I am on the ground,
Searching for what might be found,
I stay alert because you see,
One secondís lapse means death for me.

©2008 Walt Hardester

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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
I love this poem Walt Sweetie!
Your mind plays game willingly!
Warmed in the Spirit, Warrior Purple Lady Sweet Sheooxoo

STay Positive!
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
As we do not have squirrels here in OZ, I don't get to enjoy their little furry antics....But I have watched reruns of Chevy Chase in that ridiculous comedy bout Christmas, coz I lurrrve that squirrel.
It seems everyone is terrified of it LOL, but then I have seen grown men leap about when a possum is on the loose here.
Priceless Walt..Totally loved it
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
Very Holly
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
The squirrel in your photograph is a real cutey! We feed them cheeze-it crackers when they come around in the spring. They are such a delight to observe. Nice story....

Be safe,
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart
Be vewy vewy quiet. I'm hunting squirrels. Huh huh huh huh.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Brill. Everday I watch the little tricksters playing dare with the cats. They are fantastic and funny to watch, jumping from tree to tree, and once they get to know you, one can handfeed them..

I love this most apt poem, of an ode to the squirrel...
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
A wise little squirel and a good write.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
This one is great, right up there with Aesopo's fine ones.
Reviewed by Charlie
That's adorable, Walt. --Charlie
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo
To venture out into the world [for any living creature] is always risking one's life. You wrote this about a squirrel, but I've internalized this to mean - life and the trials that we each face.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill
This picture is so adoooooorable, Walt! Thanks for taking time seeing these cute creaters with poet's eyes.
Reviewed by Ann Scarborough
He can come and join my bunch. They own my back deck, and pelt me with acorns or hickory nuts when I try to sit and drink coffee on the deck.
Reviewed by Randall Barfield
can't help loving them, ubiquitous little rodents!
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
They quite smart little critters...and brave as well! Enjoyed this write my friend, cute!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Very cute indeed sweetie...Hugsssssss
Reviewed by E T Waldron
This is the reality of nature at its best Walt! Great write!

Reviewed by Christine Alwin
Living of the Edge,,,,:) Cute write, Christine
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
Let me tell you...that wiley squirrel knows more about that cat than you can surmise. Squirrels are as sly as a fox too.
This one is funny Walt.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Ahh U have a few of the furry little critters in my back yard who have taken up residence...and vie for the supply of bird seed I put out. They are cute if you can keep them on the outside looking

Reviewed by William Bonilla
I don't brake for squirrels

Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Rufuz loves to chase them, though if he caught one I don't know what he would do with it...e
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Courage, thy name is Squirrel. Yes, they are indeed a brave lot! Very well penned; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

This reminds me a lot of a story I wrote, a story about a squirrel, I named the squirrel "Squirrelly"! :D
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Brave, indeed, the little squirrel on his hunt for nuts. Well penned, Walt, enjoyed reading this. Courage encased in fur and a very twitchy tail. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes

Neglected But lOVED!!

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Don't ever let a squirrel start a home in your addict
you'll want the cat to move up there.
I love animals, but some can be destructive.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
i do love squirrels and miss their comic antics to aquire food--we do not have the same squirrels here in the west
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