Shawn L. Bird

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poem-squirrel rant August 23, 2014

Filed under: Poetry,Uncategorized — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:14 am
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That squirrel

is ranting like a

furious squeaky toy.

Ten minutes of

castigating harangue

from the willow tree

and no audience but me.


it’s not about a solution;

it’s just about

being heard.


33 Responses to “poem-squirrel rant”

  1. Reminded me of one of my forest hikes two years ago with my wife and dog. Had never heard a squirrel sound like a bird before that day. He kept a safe distance whistling away, until we were well out of sight. I think he was also making sure his brethren would heed the warning. Peace.

  2. bennythomas Says:

    The last two line add the punch: animals also want to be seen and heard. Have a great week end,

  3. sometimes??? lol! 🙂

  4. mayor5 Says:

    The wars in our brains sometimes, shape us. Great post there.

    Regards: James

  5. words4jp Says:

    I have heard this before. Typically at my dogs. My first daughter was an Eskimo Spitz who looks like a cotton ball on legs. And the other was Sydnee. Neither pup was doing anything just sitting in the ground looking up at this very emotional squirrel. I think of animals like people – we all need our thoughts to be heard. And we all have something to say – even if it is not of our species. Come to think of it, I talk to Syd all the time and she just looks at me like looked at the talkative squirrel. Humph.

  6. Sherry Bibb Says:

    This made me smile, first thing in the morning. Love your writing!

  7. schn00dles Says:

    I love a good rant. Celine was the master, but ur squirrel sounds like a comer.

  8. I would say that more often than not, with people as well as squirrels, it truly is just about being heard. Fun poem! 🙂

  9. MaxxPayme Says:

    “Sometimes it’s not about a solution; it’s just about being heard”…

    Wise words for men to understand about how to coexist with their significant other. (;

  10. cheryl622014 Says:

    Couldn’t agree more!!! Then, often, the solution occurs or the problem goes away…amazing

  11. Michael Fink Says:

    Unique perspective that dovetailed flawlessly with the message. Thank you for this,

  12. xscapiism Says:

    ”Ten minutes of
    solid annoyance
    in the willow tree
    and no audience but me.”
    Love that, amazing.

  13. Reblogged this on 21 Shades of Blue and commented:
    Sounds like me on twitter until recently lol I like the poem, I relate to the mouthy squirrel using a willow as a soapbox, Bird! 😛

  14. Reminds me of certain co-workers. They just chatter on not looking for answers but attention.

  15. Your poem about the squirrel has stayed with me since last weekend. I really love it. But then, I love squirrels. I just came across one I wrote myself in 2012:

    a squirrel — balanced
    perfectly at the fulcrum
    of terror and trust
    — measures my gaze according
    to unknown squirrel standards

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