Foxes

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

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Foxes

 

I used to see foxes all the time.

 

Their orange coats blending with the autumn leaves,

sometimes the only thing I’d glimpse

was the white tip of a bushy tail as the fox dived into the hedgerows.

 

That was before all the land was seized by the greed of man,

cutting in and ripping out, burnt out of all natural growth.

That was when they still had places to hide from the vicious hunts...

 

Yes, I used to see foxes all the time but now I rarely do.


Submitted: February 01, 2021

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L.E. Belle

Beautiful poem, Hullabaloo. You know what I did this summer? My neighborhood was very devoid of animal life. So I put out two gardens, two bird feeders and a bird-bath and suddenly my yard was overrun with all the animals in the neighborhood: racoons, squirrels, opossums, crows, blue jays, cardinals, robins, hummingbirds, finches, and cats! I think my neighbors were probably happy that they left their yards. I sure enjoyed it. I felt like I was living in a forest. I really relate to this message in your poem.

Mon, February 1st, 2021 7:32pm

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Thanks so much, L.E. Directly around us things are left and we do get lots of wildlife. What inspired this was the amount of land clearance that has taken place since I have been here, and the displacement this has caused has been massive. Reclaimed land is no way near as beautiful as the land that is left to itself.

Sun, February 7th, 2021 5:47am

Mike S.

Sad but excellent, Hull

Mon, February 1st, 2021 7:54pm

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Thanks, Mike. There has been a lot of land reclamation going on since I've been here, clearing land that had been left to grow its own way and un-housing a lot of wildlife.

Sun, February 7th, 2021 5:45am

Bert Broomberg

Good poem, strong message. I must say that in my country things seem to be improving, we're seeing foxes more often than we used to.

Mon, February 1st, 2021 8:13pm

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There's been a lot of land clearance around here, and it's not only the foxes that have been displaced. It's nice to know things are improving somewhere.
Thanks, Bert.

Tue, February 2nd, 2021 1:06pm

Harry Little

Watching Foxes is another excitement of nature. Feeling their absence is like cutting the beauty of nature. Good one!

Wed, February 3rd, 2021 8:02pm

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Thanks so much. I couldn't agree more with your words.

Sun, February 7th, 2021 5:39am

Grace 96-M

Beautiful and sad to see our wild life losing their homes daily.....great work Hull!!!!!

Fri, February 5th, 2021 9:31pm

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It is. And I don't think people will ever have enough until they have used every inch of the planet's surface.
Thanks, Grace.

Sat, February 6th, 2021 10:42am

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