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Coffee “Crispin”


My daddy, Linc’s a busy boy,

He followed Mom around,

Now with a second family,

His  children do abound.


I’ve newly left my cozy nest,

I’m like a Coffee Crisp,

About that size, and so they called,

Me Crispin, Little Wisp.


One day I nibbled on the hedge,

But then there came a dog,

I dashed across the driveway fast,

Much faster than a jog.


The maple tree was standing by

For such emergencies,

I scrambled up its trunk in time

But I had shaking knees.


I laid my body flat and clung,

The maple didn’t mind,

I didn’t want that dog’s sharp teeth 

To bite at my behind.


I even stayed till Anneli

Ran to the house and back,

To get her camera for me,

Before I turned to snack.


She left the dog inside the house,

And I felt so much braver,

I gave her all the smiles I could,

From that I did not waver.


I’m still a tiny Coffee Crisp,

And dangers are so many,

But this is such a lovely place

To live, the best of any.


I guess I’d better find some friends,

To help me get along,

So if you hear me chattering,

I’m calling with my song.


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Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

34 thoughts on “Coffee “Crispin”

  1. Aww. What an adorable little guy. A cute poem to go along with a cute photo!

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  2. Aww…sweet poem, Anneli!

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  3. So adorable, both photo and poem. 🙂

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    • TY, Lynette. He was such a cutie – so tiny, and his tail was just a skinny bit of fluff. I just wanted to hold him in my hand, but for one thing he’d be too scared to come near, and for another, if he did, he’d bite me.

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    • I was wishing I could get all of him on the picture, but he was frozen in place (terrified, I’m sure) and I couldn’t get a picture of his thin (only a little bit fuzzy) tail so we could see that he is really very young.


  4. Lovely poem and picture, They are so cute!

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  5. What a cute little squirrel 🐿 I liked your poem too and hope he keeps out-running the dog!

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  6. I’m smiling and chuckling, Anneli. This is an adorable photo and really clever and amusing ditty.

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  7. I’m so proud of Lincoln!

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  8. What a cutie! The name suits him. Nice poem too.

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  9. Great photo, Anneli. And a sweet poem to go with it. ❤

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  10. LOVE this poem and the little guy. And the name Crispin. How adorable!

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