Squirrel and Bucket.

From One Nut to Another

Oh, how I love to watch the little squirrels at work and at play.
Gathering their numerous nuts off the walnut tree each sunny day.
Filling their little cheeks with nuts until they were jam-packed.
Then running to their dwellings and watching them come back.

“This year those squirrels aren’t getting the best of me.”
“I certainly can outwit a squirrel, so I will climb that tree.”

My husband cherishes that old Walnut tree and never got one nut.
For the squirrels would take every single one of them, O’ tut, tut
So one year Jim decided to pick them before the squirrels had a chance.
Took his bucket and climbed the tree, splitting his brand new pants.

But he didn’t give up until every nut was gone, then the other nut climbed down.
He was so proud of the hard job he had done, as he looked around.
He sat the filled huge buckets outside the garage doors as we left for the store.
When we pulled in the driveway, I burst into laughter that came from my very core.

For in the bucket there were seven little tails flopping side to side.
Gathering all those nuts Jim picked with such emotional pride.
When we got close to the little guys, they looked up with their bulging cheeks.
It was as if they were saying thank you to him for pickin all their winter treats.

~ Bonnie May ~
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Bonnie was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania in 1945. Poetry has been her passion for 50 years and she has had many of her poems published. She wrote a children's story as a senior in high school, that was later published as: "The Tale of a Rabbit's Tail." Since then she has published: "Grandpa, When Animals Die, Do They Go to Heaven," children's book and two poetry books, "My Heart Wants to Tell You" and "MY HEART WANTS TO TALK! TALK! TALK!." These books can be purchased through http://www.Lulu.com.

[ By: Bonnie May Copyright © 2008 ( bmaycolo1@msn.com ) -- {used with permission} ]

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