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~average teen writer/poet~
lover of historical fiction books (especially WWII)
dog lover
musical lover

joined september 19, 2020

Message to Readers

please review haha this was kinda random
have a great day :)

To the Squirrels in my Backyard

October 24, 2020


To the squirrels in my backyard:
You are responsible for
My stubbed toes at 6 AM in the morning
My heavy-breathing as I log in for class
My struggle in controlling a dog larger than I.

You stare atop the telephone pole,
Clutching it for dear life but you
You deserve the fear 'cause it's
It's 6:30 and I've got to rush to class
Yet here I am, wriggling dog inside my arms
Trying to calm her as she fights
Ready to dash off and start barking at you
But I mustn't let that happen
I fear the neighbors complaints about being woken
And yet it's all your fault.

You sit on the fence,
Stolen apple in hand as you nibble
You're supposed to reap what you sow, and yet
Here you are, taking a few bites of the fruit of our labor
The fruit that we nurtured all throughout the summer,
Before tossing it back down into our backyard,
Left to rot.

To the squirrels in our backyard:
When will you decide to be kind? 



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  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: Bam you helped with the title

    7 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: Thank you! "My love is not fragile" lol that's a Kristoff quote. Well your ideas help me brainstorm so don't bash them.

    7 months ago
  • anemoia (#words)

    Okay, this made me laugh but also feel for you and your fruit trees and the dog struggles. Also what waxingcrescents said.
    Re: thank you so much for the comment. Feedback means a lot to me. I'm intrigued by your work and glad I discovered another writer!

    7 months ago
  • waxingcrescents

    Reply: thank you so much for your comment! It was really sweet and made me smile. By the way, I LOVE this. You take something mundane and make it so, so beautiful while also having a nice touch of humour. Lovely.

    7 months ago
  • LaurenBeeWrites

    Awe!! Squirrels are cute but they can be little trouble makers! Lol! Love the way this was written, both descriptive and calm as well as funny! :)

    7 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: Thank you! You have a great day too. <3

    7 months ago
  • Lata.B

    Haha this is funny!! But squirrels are so cute to me!!

    7 months ago
  • Livsnjutare

    Yes squirrels are so annoying!!
    There's this really cool video on YouTube about a squirrel obstacle course, it's actually really cute!

    7 months ago
  • lochnessie

    re: hahaha no squirrels here!! and summer christmas is amazing, even though Australian weather is NOT predictable (it hailed last christmas, in the height of summer) i mean it's all I've ever known, but usually you go to the beach for christmas or you have a barbecue. it's nice!

    7 months ago
  • lochnessie

    XD XD I'm so glad i've never met a squirrel :00
    and re: thank you!!! :)

    7 months ago
  • mirkat


    7 months ago