Posted in January 2018, Limerick

Un-Wanted Visitor

Squirrel in bird feeder

That pesky Mr. Squirrel

Will twist, stretch or twirl

To get a bit to eat

Spying the bird feeder’s treat

Towards it he does hurl

Limerick

Posted in November 2017, Tanka

Question for Seekers

Seek and ye shall find.

What is it that you search for?

Are you in the right place?

Acorns aren’t found beneath

The branches of Maple trees

Tanka

I was prompted to write this poem today as I happened to see a little gray squirrel searching for food just outside my window. The little guy was actively checking out every flower pot, tree and place in the yard apparently looking for something to fill up his winter pantry. However, the trees in my backyard are only Maple and Evergreen, so he was coming up empty if he was looking for acorns. This caused me to consider what it was I was looking for in life and to ask myself if I was looking for it in the right places. Something we all should stop and think about occasionally