Nature Trail

At the bottom of my garden
There's a hedgehog and a frog
And a lot of creepy-crawlies
Living underneath a log,
There's a baby daddy long legs
And an easy-going snail
And a family of woodlice,
All are on my nature trail.

There are caterpillars waiting
For their time to come to fly,
There are worms turning the earth over
As ladybirds fly by,
Birds will visit, cats will visit
But they always chose their time
And I've even seen a fox visit
This wild garden of mine.

Squirrels come to nick my nuts
And busy bees come buzzing
And when the night time comes
Sometimes some dragonflies come humming,
My garden mice are very shy
And I've seen bats that growl
And in my garden I have seen
A very wise old owl.

My garden is a lively place
There's always something happening,
There's this constant search for food
And then there's all that flowering,
When you have a garden
You will never be alone
And I believe we all deserve
A garden of our own.

by Benjamin Zephaniah

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Thats thought of nature
Excellent poem. This is the true nature. We must realise that we are also a part of the nature.
There seems to be a child like innocence and wonderment to this poem. Really good writing. A 10.
I think I better pop outside and see what's going on in my garden. Apparently there are a lot of critters out there having a hoe-down. [sorry couldn't resist]. It's a simple poem but there is room for simple poetry in a normal human being's life. Especially given the daily news on television...
Your poem reminded me of the Nature Trail in East Hampton..Everyone should appreciate Nature..Love your poem.One of my favorites.. a ten, too...
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