At last I was able to use my degree
By landing a job with our news channel three.
My first big assignment that came right away
Was to locate a groundhog to star on its day.
I lived in New England where none could be found
Because of the snowfall that covered the ground.
I had to fly south where their dens could be seen
The air there was warm and the grass was still green.
I looked on the prairies and down through the glens,
And yes, I discovered a number of dens.
But none of those groundhogs would dare to come out.
My future employment was gravely in doubt!
At some point, I'd done all I thought I could do;
I'd bribed them with carrots and blackberries too.
I'd given them promise of fortune and fame
But still as I sat there, not one of them came.
Deep in despair, I then spoke to a tree,
"How in the world can they do this to me?"
As God is my witness, as charcoal is black,
The tree raised its branches and answered me back.
"They told me there's nothing you people can give
To coax them to rise up; they just want to live.
With all of the snowfall that's hit the northeast
They think a wrong forecast will make them a feast.
"The cast of a shadow will cause a revolt;
On their shortened legs, it's not easy to bolt.
So, leave them alone and go do your own thing;
Those groundhogs aren't saying a word about spring!"
Then what could I do, but believe what she said?
Her answers made sense; well, at least in my head.
In fact, I decided I'd not go back north,
But would stay in the south from that moment forth!
© Copyright 2011 celticsea (UN: murphyco at Writing.Com).
All rights reserved.
celticsea has granted Writing.Com, its affiliates and syndicates non-exclusive rights to display this work.
|Log In To Leave Feedback|