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#786956 - 17th Apr 2013 9:10pm Woodland Follies - a poem
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Here's another poem I wrote about ten years ago. At the creative writing class I was attending at the time, we were asked to write a humorous children's poem and include local surroundings:-


WOODLAND FOLLIES


Freddie Fox and Samantha Squirrel
Both lived in a park, somewhere on the Wirral
And although they could hardly be regarded as friends
Their paths often crossed, every now and again

Tommy Tortoise was catching up on some sleep
While the trees were alive with the housemartin’s cheep
And Samantha’s best friend was Henrietta Hare
They all fancied a bus ride, but poor Tommy had no “fur”

So, instead, they had a picnic down by the lake
With jellies and biscuits, and a large sandwich cake
But old Freddie slyly watched from behind some tall trees
Unaware his movements had disturbed a hive full of bees

With a buzz, and a hum, and a drone as they swarm
Freddie has no desire to be the target for those flying thorns
He hops and he bounds; and he leaps, but he falls
Seems he won’t be sampling the picnic delights after all!

But our little story has a sting in the tail
Just like Freddie Fox at the end of this tale
For while he’d been watching the others with greed in his eyes
There were mice in his lair, stealing his winter supplies!

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#787012 - 17th Apr 2013 10:36pm Re: Woodland Follies - a poem [Re: dave2745]
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Ahhh... LOL, nice one! well done!

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#787016 - 17th Apr 2013 11:23pm Re: Woodland Follies - a poem [Re: dave2745]
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...and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.FN

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#787017 - 17th Apr 2013 11:36pm Re: Woodland Follies - a poem [Re: granny]
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Enjoying your poetry Thankyou

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#787083 - 18th Apr 2013 1:08pm Re: Woodland Follies - a poem [Re: valli]
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Thank you for all your kind comments and thanks granny for the link to Poets Corner (have bookmarked it for future reference). I hope to dig out a few more of my old poems over the next couple of days.

Thanks again,
Dave

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#787091 - 18th Apr 2013 1:39pm Re: Woodland Follies - a poem [Re: dave2745]
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Enjoying your 'poetry' very good, look forward to reading more....

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#787143 - 18th Apr 2013 4:50pm Re: Woodland Follies - a poem [Re: dave2745]
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So something does rhyme with squirrel, Wirral. Nice one:)

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#787233 - 18th Apr 2013 8:55pm Re: Woodland Follies - a poem [Re: Marto_martius]
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Originally Posted By: Marto_martius
So something does rhyme with squirrel, Wirral. Nice one:)


Don't you remember 'Cyril the Wirral Squirrel' ?

Please can we see some poems by Sallybear and others too..... please!


Edited by granny (18th Apr 2013 8:56pm)
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...and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.FN

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#787301 - 18th Apr 2013 11:25pm Re: Woodland Follies - a poem [Re: dave2745]
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Love this poem.well done,looking forward to reading more.

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#787323 - 19th Apr 2013 1:03am Re: Woodland Follies - a poem [Re: dave2745]
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Thanks again for your words of praise and support. You're all so kind. smile Have posted another one of my efforts, called "I Remember Technicolor" in Poets Corner:-

http://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/787090/Poets_Corner.html#Post787090

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#787411 - 19th Apr 2013 12:04pm Re: Woodland Follies - a poem [Re: granny]
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Originally Posted By: granny
Originally Posted By: Marto_martius
So something does rhyme with squirrel, Wirral. Nice one:)


Don't you remember 'Cyril the Wirral Squirrel' ?

Please can we see some poems by Sallybear and others too..... please!

Never heard of Cyril the Wirral squirrel. How does it go?.

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#787432 - 19th Apr 2013 2:39pm Re: Woodland Follies - a poem [Re: Marto_martius]
granny Offline

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It's not a song!!

Cyril the Wirral Squirrel was in the Globe every week. This little character would be hiding somewhere,amongst the printed artcles and the game was to find him. I think there was a small prize for the first one opened. Kids used to love searching for him and so did the parents. raftl
He was around 30 years ago or more.
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...and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.FN

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#787437 - 19th Apr 2013 2:49pm Re: Woodland Follies - a poem [Re: granny]
Marto_martius Offline
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Originally Posted By: granny
It's not a song!!

Cyril the Wirral Squirrel was in the Globe every week. This little character would be hiding somewhere,amongst the printed artcles and the game was to find him. I think there was a small prize for the first one opened. Kids used to love searching for him and so did the parents. raftl
He was around 30 years ago or more.


Ahhhh right, it is starting to ring a bell now. Thanks.

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