© Copyright 2013, Freeda Baker Nichols
Kippy came at lunchtime
in the middle of the day.
The doves were kind and gentle–
he decided he would stay.
He ate their meager offering–
leftovers from the grain.
His lunch was quite yummy
and took away his hunger pain.
Now when Kippy climbs
out on an oak tree limb,
he watches over gentle doves
who were so kind to him.
© Copyright, Freeda Baker Nichols
Today, a little squirrel came here to eat.
Across his back, he curled his tail of gray
and then he jumped into the feeding tray.
He sat and held the corn with his front feet
and ate his fill before he climbed a tree.
He scampered up the oak as if to play
but rested on the limb contentedly.
c Copyright, 2013, Freeda Baker Nichols