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intro >> writing >> poem of the month: february 2002

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I WANNA BE A GROUNDHOG

I wanna be ground hog

and live beneath the ground.

I wanna be a ground hog;

be furry, soft and round.

Iíd like to sleep all winter;

have lots of dreams and rest;

wake up in spring and have a fling-

with children Iíd be blest.

I wanna be a ground hog

and bask in the mid day sun.

I wanna be a ground hog;

eat berries and grass - what fun!

Iíll do my duty yearly,

a shadow yea or nay;

to let you know if spring is here

or alas, itís far away!

I wanna be a ground hog;

my distance I will keep.

I wanna be a ground hog;

to eat and play and sleep.

Iíll be your friend, do you no harm;

Iíll go on my gentle way.

And every year Iíll send you love

and a Happy Groundhog Day!

© copyright Anitra Redlefsen, 2002



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I Wanna Be a Groundhog
Anitra Redlefsen
pencil on paper, 2002

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