Ode to a “beary” patch
One summer I made the perfect catch
And found a super berry patch;
Blueberries galore, I picked with dispatch,
With half my bounty down the hatch.
Delicious delight in the mid-day sun,
A wondrous bonanza, berries by the ton!
At peace with the world, on my own;
Then I sensed that I was not alone.
I looked up and to my dismay,
A grizzly bear! 50 yards away!
Seated in the meadow, feeding with glee,
Oblivious to the world, and me.
I gulped some berries and with a shiver,
Crawled over the bank down to the river
Where my boat was tied, a lucky break,
Then I quickly made a swift escape.
Looking back as I pulled away,
The bear was there, enjoying the day.
Blueberries galore, gathering with dispatch,
With his “beary” bounty down the hatch.
Ode to a hungry man
I searched all day, far and wide
For hours my hunger was denied;
Then I found this meadow, oh so green,
With more berries than I’d ever seen.
My wandering was finally done
As I plopped right down to eat a ton.
Chomping berries, so many I found!
Then I sensed another was around.
Out of the corner of my eye
I spotted this crazy human guy
Eating berries with dispatch,
He was in my hard-sought berry patch!
I could have given him quite a scare,
But there were so many berries there
That I acted like he hadn’t been seen,
And continued picking the meadow clean.
Then he spotted me, jumped to his feet,
And made a very swift retreat.
I heard his boat as it pulled away,
Peace at last on a summer day.