Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Packin Pistols!

Here in the trees hidden in the dark
I lie in wait for the dreaded foe,
I keep my eye on the garden gate
If I don’t, he may slip by real slow.

With my trusted pistols in my hand
I’m determined, a hit I will get
And although he won’t get killed
I’m darn sure he’ll be good n wet!

The plague of the feeders is whom I want,
That pesky squirrel is the one I seek
I’m fed up of his sneaky ways,
Just once, I want to hear him squeak!

If I don’t do something, he will drive me nuts!
But I can’t just let him have his way.
It’s a war I can’t win, of that there's no doubt,
But this battle belongs to me! So varmint pray!

E.Valentine Jan 23/08 ©



swenglishexpat said...

Eric, you just go'n get him! Nice poem!

Margie said...

That's a cute poem, Eric!
Made me smile:):):)
Loved it!
Thanks, and thank you so much for all your most kind comments on my poetry!
I very much appreciate it!


Eric Valentine said...

Thanks Swen. we had taken that picture & I got the thought, I could write about that!

Hence the poem....... But the squirrel still lives! LOL

Eric Valentine said...

Thank you also for your compliments on my work too Margie, you are such a treat to read.. :)

I am glad you liked the poem, it's just a silly little piece of satire..
It's funny how these things just pop into your head sometimes.. :)

Singing Stream said...

Wonderful Eric...cute poem! :)

Leon said...

LOL!!!!! :-d With rain pouring outside my window, thank you for brightening my day!

Eric Valentine said...

Thank you Singing Stream, nice to see you here. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Never a problem Leon my friend, at least twixt the sun & the rain, there should always be a rainbow. :)

I don't mind some rain, it helps to clean the air.. :)

newnorth said...

lol, good one Eric.

Eric Valentine said...

And a big thank you Newnorth.. :)

shades said...

Sweet poem ,, Eric..!
really appreciate your rhyming..!

Eric Valentine said...

Thank you Shades, it's just a bit of fun, but I'm glad you liked it.. :)

zirelda said...

Excellent! And it reminds me of the squirrel wars Dan and Biscuit had last summer. I cannot wait for them to begin again.

I've been to two blogs this morning and read two poems. I feel one a brewin.

Eric Valentine said...

Thanks for your visit Zirelda, glad you like.

Good luck with your brew, hope it comes to the boil. :D

The squirels can be a pain at times. :)

Augs Casa said...

Excellent mate. wonderful poem

Julie said...

Eric - priceless; first good laugh I've had all day. I know one person who hung her bird feeders on greased poles - that fooled em!

Eric Valentine said...

Thank you kind sir & for dropping by.. Hope things are ok with you Augs and the kids are over their illness.. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Julie,thank you it's always nice to please with my work.. nice of you to call in. :)

I had friends who had a feeder in the centre of a washing line ~ Darned if the pests didn't do a high wire act with that one. LOL

Dave said...

When I first saw your photo I was wondering how it would tie in to your post today. Very creative and very enjoyable not to mention quite humourous!

London, Ontario ... I have always loved that city!

Take care! :-)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Dave, welcome to my place, it's good to see new people visiting here, do come again.

Glad you enjoyed the satire, and yes the pest does drive me nutz at times, but hey! we all have to live including him, right! :)

samrina said...

Very well written..

God bless you Eric!

Take care

Eric Valentine said...

Thank you Samrina.

God Bless.. :)

Shameless said...

The poor little creature! lol
Nice to see your lion settled in here, Eric, and I love the new banner at the top! :-)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Seamus, nice seeing you, thanks, but the creature lives & multiplys still.

Yes the Lion is settling in nicely, I still have work to do, but we are at least, still functional my friend. :)

Glad you like the Banner. :)