Value in Abundance

November 30, 2008
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He hops
From branch to branch
With precision
With balance
His tail flicks back
And forth
His feet move in sync
And up he goes

Soundlessly.

Almost as if
That was his profession
But
No
Just another obstacle
On the course.

He doesn’t care
He keeps jumping
And what if
What if he falls?

No matter,
He probably won’t
But
When he does
He will get back up
And climb

Once more.

He does anything
To get to that small hole
An indent no other creature
Could use

But that small hole
Is all he needs
All he needs to store
Something so precious
Something so abundant
Yet so valuable


An acorn.





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RheaD.Ravenfinger This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 17, 2010 at 9:24 pm
I really enjoyed this poem how it's simple, neat, and interesting. And I agree with the last two comments too :)
 
sunnyhunny This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 1, 2010 at 2:57 pm
Very good!  Something that not everyone appreciates.  And I like how you didn't just come right uout and say squirrel.  This was interesting and really caught my attention.
 
Philip_Hart said...
Feb. 26, 2010 at 12:05 pm
Very interesting take on the normal happenings around everyone. I really liked your poem and the way you described the squirrel without revealing that he was a squirrel till the end. The best writers in my opinion can take an ordinary everyday happening and make it interesting and exciting. Keep it up! If you could, would you mind looking at my writing? Thanks so much. :)
 
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