Small dogs and the cold stuff

On the ground out the back
by the door in the snow
paw prints out there
with some evidence show
that although I’m uncertain
of the white stuff out there
I’ve been brave and I’ve ventured
outside for a dare
But I’m not out there long
‘Cos I’m still very small
and you feel the cold more
when you’re not very tall

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

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Goative Greetings

Goat jumped up the fence at me
At Tulley’s Farm today
Bleated out a greeting
Polite, as if to say
‘Good day to you, I’m very pleased
‘You took the time to come
‘And say hello to me today
‘It’s really rather fun’

So, smiling I, replied in kind
As it seemed the thing to do
So charming and polite was he
(Well, you would do, wouldn’t you?)

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Squirrel II

I met a little squirrel
in St James’ park today
He stopped and looked straight up at me
I think, as if to say
That if I were to be so kind
A little titbit please
‘For I’m find it quite hard
to find my nuts amongst the leaves’
‘Alas’ I said, ‘I have no food’
‘Well, never mind’ said he
‘It was really nice to meet you
‘So I’ll leave and let you be’
I watched him as he scampered off
and smiled when there he found
the nuts he’d stashed amongst the leaves
right there upon the ground.

©Jemverse

Photo – St James’ Park squirrel, London, November 2017 – Jempics

The breathless cygnet

Beside the Brayford Pool
in Lincoln’s city fair
Two swans swam toward me
with a cygnet following there

He was moaning as he followed
in his parents’ speedy wake
with a little voice that whimpered
“Slow down for pity’s sake”

But, resolute he didn’t
waiver or resign
following at a distance
in his much slower time

I smiled as he came near me
for his accomplishment
Urged him ever onward
to give encouragement

And, unless I was mistaken
I’m sure he looked at me
and chirped a little ‘thank you’
(though rather breathlessly)

©Jemverse

Photos – swans on Brayford Pool, Lincoln – Jempics

Alpaca

This week you’ll find me writing
about an animal each day
And though the choice is massive
Alpacas do deserve a say
And there are three here in particular
that I wanted to include
For as they made a special effort
not to do so would be rude

With early Beatles haircuts
these three called by to say hello
So we had a conversation
about this and that, you know
They stayed a while and ate some grass
whilst we had cups of tea
Just us and three alpacas
as one does nonchalantly

©Jemverse

Photo – Alpacas, Sandy Balls, New Forest, UK – Jempics

The Winter Word

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If I were a penguin
I’m sure I’d think it nice
when all was cold around me
and the ground was thick with ice

But I am not a penguin
(although they are my favourite bird)
As I hanker after summer warmth
and dislike the ‘Winter’ word

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Goosey Gander

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I met a goose this morning
in the early morning chill
waiting by the bench with hope
his tummy for to fill
It was a little early though
No food had I to hand
So I merely smiled a greeting
bidding him ‘Good Morning’ and
Wandered slowly on my way
to hum a little ditty
Writing words about it, droll
and also rather witty

©Jemverse

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