Poem: Billy the Brookside Beaver

Friday, June 26, 2015

A Letter to the Editor from BILLY THE BROOKSIDE BEAVER

They say I am too EAGER
But that is WHO I am
I feel I may be "up a creek"
But they are saying "DAMN"

I am a little vestige
Of my own City's lore
The Wildlife that abounded here
It can be seen no more

The deer have all been rustled off
The other groups are dwindling
So many trees as well are gone
But they do make good kindling

My coyote brothers have been trapped
They also helped it's true
They kept some pests well in control
But they are losing too

The raccoons often are displaced
Some think that they are crooks
But Robbers like that are so cute
Such striking handsome looks

The possums meet a sorry fate
They can't keep up the pace
With speeding cars that move so fast
They're in a hapless race

The crows are smart  They know
We humans all are in a craze
They try to figure out what gives
They must be in a haze

So please don't trap me-- Let me live
I bring a special gift
To learn the joys of wildlife
It might give you a lift

Just set aside the many games
That humans seem to prize
The competition--fancy cars
"I'll show those other guys"

If you slow down and get in touch
With all  Nature can bring
You  may find out -to your surprise
It makes your Heart to sing

My wetlands all are dwindling
For we are in a drought
Don't trap me in the water
That's what I'm All About

To try to build a nice fine home
Beside a flowing stream
Well can you blame me --don't you see
That's any  Beaver's Dream !

Jean Monce Bryant 
Lake Forest Park


Anonymous,  June 26, 2015 at 9:28 PM  

With my fur
I look nice and fat.
It's suitable for making
a hat.

Anonymous,  June 27, 2015 at 7:42 AM  

Lake Forest Park and it's Beaver Fever . . .

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