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Madame Chipmunk
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In the cold of a February day
the groundhog sleeps, happily sound
all curled up safe and warm
in his burrow, under the ground

but suddenly something stirs him awake
he must go up and check it out
though its cold, this is really important
there cannot be any doubt

popping his head into the light
he shivers, fur standing on end
surveying the barren landscape
in the stillness, he spies a friend

its shaped like his head
but it has no eyes
nor does it have a nose or a mouth
as he looks around, he wonders
is it a friend in disguise?

wherever he moves, it follows him
he thinks it must like him a lot
he wants to bring it downstairs
so it can sleep on his spare cot

he takes his new friend's hand
as they descend beneath the ground
but down in that comfortable burrow
his buddy is nowhere to be found

its funny...he thinks, I held his hand
together, we climbed down the stairs
but the only time I can see him
is upstairs in the cold winter air

its February, and our furry friend
comes up to take a peek
seeing his shadow, he descends
its winter for six more weeks


copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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(smiles) Sooooooooo beautiful, sweet friend, your lovely words always make me smile, this is soooooo adorable and creative! (kiss on cheek) YAY!!! Groundhog Day is coming up, hopefully winter will be over soon! (giggles) We all love you so much, sweet friend, this is fabulous! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Lyra, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
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Lyra darling girl this is sooooooo cute I love your cute and cuddly poems they are so much fun.

Absolutely fabulous writing, and you know I love it don’t you? Mmmmmm I do
It’s utterly excellent


Love and warm stuff
As always
Mushy

To give light to them that sit in darkness..... to guide our feet into the way of peace St John ch2 v1

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Lyra...look outside!  I'm not that far from you and they are saying 10-12 inches of that white wet stuff tonight!  We always get 6 more weeks of winter....good write!
~Hugs, Nancy~

~Time has cast a spell on you,
  So you won't ever forget me~

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HAHAH really sweet Lyra, I always wondered if there was any truth to this. LOL floria

Floria

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But die with all their music in them"
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Cute Poem My neice's bday is on groundhog day! I want some COLD weather!!!!
Madame Chipmunk
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Its coming right up, Noah...the day after tomorrow!
Thanks for your reply and have a happy Groundhog Day!

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks so much, Marsha...the groundhog is actually a cousin to Madame Chipmunk.  They are both little rodents who live beneath the ground all winter long.
The day after tomorrow, my dear cousin will have his yearly 15 minutes of fame.

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks for the hugs, Nancy...I'll need them today to keep warm!
You are right, we always do get AT LEAST 6 more weeks of it...but that is the charm of this part of the country.

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Madame Chipmunk
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I don't know if its true or not, Floria...but it is a cute little legend.
One thing I will tell you is that we, chipmunks are too smart to do anything like that.

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Joanna, Happy Birthday to your neice...

I don't know why you want COLD weather...but if you do...theres plenty here in Michigan right now...along with snowy and icy roads.
Thanks for your reply!

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Okay...I'm bumping this up because today is my favorite holiday Groundhog Day!...and my cousin Phil did see his shadow which means we will have 6 more weeks of winter.

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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how adorable!
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