Poem - the Badgerem

Post date: Mar 09, 2011 4:41:18 PM

The Badgerem by Simbo Rumblebelly

Let's take a trip into the woods

And walk amongst the trees

Where songs of birds do fill the air

And sounds of rustling leaves

But gentle footsteps can be heard

A tapping on the ground

And rustling in the undergrowth

As Badgers move around!

Now wouldn't it be very good

To see some Badgers in the woods


Asleep so deep in hidden setts

The Badgers tucked up tight

They wait the fading of the sun

And dawning of the night

As stars do twinkle in the sky

They all come out to play

But when the sun does shine again

The Badgers hide away

When night is nigh I think we should

Go tracking Badgers in the wood


In bushes, swift and secretly

They scurry in the night

A glimpse is seen of silver fur

A flash of black and white

With noses pressed close to the ground

And clawing at the roots

They're looking for some food to eat

Like worms, or fallen fruit

I bet they'd eat pie if they could

Those hungry Badgers in the wood


In large and friendly families

The badgers roam about

But never going out of sight

They keep a close look-out

For wolves and owls may hunt them down

To them a tasty treat

So cunning, badgers have to be

And rapid on their feet

Never still now are they stood

Fast moving Badgers in the wood


It has been said, by those who know

That if you strum a lute

Or whistle out a gentle tune

So softly on a flute

Then Badgers will come out their setts

Entranced by lovely sounds

And form a circle, one and all

To dance and hop around

So play some music if you would

Watch badgers dancing in the wood!

Some information about the artist:

Master Simbo is a famous poet around the Shire. When not preoccupied with collecting and eating pies, Master Simbo works on expanding his collection of self-written poems. He is a regular visitor of the Green Dragon, where on fridaynights he may be found willing to recite some of his work. Master Simbo is also a gifted musician and actor.