“Possums and Pumpkins” by Ron Marsh

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POSSUMS AND PUMPKINS

 

I planted a small pumpkin seed,

Hoping that in time,

I’d have a crop of pumpkins,

Growing on the vine.

 

I did not think of possums,

Those pesky climbing”rats”,

If only they would fall from trees,

And please me with the splat.

 

They ate up all the pumpkins,

They were not even ripe,

And then attacked the parsley,

I think it gave them gripe.

 

They damage all my fruit and veg,

It isn’t very fair,

I’m not allowed to chase them,

Or even pull their hair.

 

I guess I’ll have to just sit back,

And let them have their way,

And buy my fruit and veg, on

Sunday market day

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