Poetry competition: Hedgehog Payback
Many of our entrants in the 2015 competition (now closed) submitted several entries, and they are too good to not share, so enjoy!
Saw a little hedgehog in the middle of the road
Now that is strange, the sun is hot
You don’t sunbathe, under the hedges is your abode
It must be hurt the poor little thing
Had a brush with a car last night me thinks
Gently I picked it up and yuck!
Nearly threw it down into the muck.
Oh yes you can guess the awful stuff
of stink and wee on my clean fingers
Quickly I put it under the bushes
Very much alive it crawled
under the hedges to hide.
Ha! ha! what a price to pay
For a good deed done that day
I am sure it wasn’t intentional
Traumas can trigger the most unconventional.
© Nancy Bryne (2015)