Hare had a scare

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(heeshees = he + she = people;   opening rhyme to the tune of “Lavender Blue”.)

Page 1

 

Hare had a scare.

dilly dilly

Was it a dream?

I cannot tell.

dilly dilly

It may have been.

 

Hare sat still

in the morning chill.

Breezy blossom

tickled his ears.


Hare looked up

and sang with lark –

larking and fluttering

in the wide wispy sky.

 

“I sing with the sun

I dance with the moon.

I sing. I dance.

Until I burst.

Pooph!”

 

Hare felt a rumble

between his toes.

Hare sat up.

Hare sat stiff.

 

“The heeshees are here!”

Lark skittered.

Lark shrieked.

“Watch out! Watch out!”

 

Page 2

 

 

Hare sprang.

Like a skimming stone –

he flashed.

He crashed.

 

Right into –

Fox.

“Whoa!” cried fox.

“So fast! So fast!”

 

They heard a horn.

Fox flicked his brush.

Fox sat up.

Fox sat stiff.

 

“The heeshees are here!”

Lark skittered.

Lark shrieked.

“Watch out! Watch out!”

 

Hare and Fox

hugged and hung on

in a hurly burly

whirly wind.

 

From the blust’ry brew

grew Boogy Boo –

with ears of Hare,

with brush of Fox.

 

“I sing with the sun

I dance with the moon.

I sing. I dance.

Until I burst.

Pooph!”

 

Page 3

 

 

Boogy Boo –

like a fiery comet

crackled and burst

the trees as he flew.

 

Right into –

Goose.

“Whoa!” cried Goose.

“So fast! So fast!”

 

They heard a bang.

Goose shivered her wings.

Goose sat up.

Goose sat stiff.

 

“The heeshees are here!”

Lark skittered.

Lark shrieked.

“Watch out! Watch out!”

 

Boogy and Goose

hugged and hung on

in a hurly burly

whirly wind.

 

From the blust’ry brew

grew Boogy Boo –

with ears of Hare,

with brush of Fox,

with wings of Goose.

 

“I sing with the sun

I dance with the moon.

I sing. I dance.

Until I burst.

Pooph!”

 

Page 4

 

 

Boogy Boo

shot up to the clouds –

blackened with thunder

and swollen with rain.

 

When he turned again –

he heard a great shout.

A bark. A flurry.

A scurry about.

 

Squirrels and stoats

were twirling with teasels –

teasing the weasels

with twistings and turns.

 

And thistles and thorns

were splashing the dew –

squabbling and scrabbling

as raggy roots flew.

 

Sudden.

Oh, sudden –

Boogy Boo

burst –

Pooph!

 

And lightning flashed.

Thunder thrashed.

Spiky rain lashed.

Boogy Boo crashed –

Down,

Down.

Spilling

Down.

 

To flatten the heeshees –

Splat!

On the ground.

 

Page 5

 

 

Hare rubbed his eyes

and sang with lark –

larking and fluttering

in the wide wispy sky.

 

“I sing with the sun

I dance with the moon.

I sing. I dance.

Until I burst.

Pooph!”

 

Hare blinked.

“Hmm.”

 

Hare had a scare.

dilly dilly

Hush.

Hush …

 

© Charlie Wilson 2016

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