A Little Sleepy Fella – A Riddle

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I’m fast and tiny, undisputed

seems in Europe am I rooted.

But now I exist ‘cross half the Earth

where I sleep I feed and I give birth.

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Twice a year I have a litter

of four to six the same ol’ critter.

I live in nature, cute and free

Don’t hold me as pet, no good for me.

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I live in families most of the time

I hunt on the ground, but I can climb!

We’re many sorts and some extinct

small ones big ones in all tinct.

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I’m a rodent, cute as hell

a delicacy to old Romains, I can tell.

I’m omnivorous, I run and cheep

but six month of a year I spend in sleep.

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I am fast, I need no spur

my tail is covered all in fur.

Living out in nature, I don’t like no house

I’m hard to guess – I’m a dormouse.

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(Copyright Aurora Jean Alexander, October 2017)

 

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A dormouse is a rodent, but not a mouse. They mainly live in Europe and Africa, but lately had been discovered in Asia too. Dormice are omnivorous and a favorite prey for owls.

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Family Bonds – A Riddle

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There is a bond of blood holding on to them

That forms this group just from the stem.

The parents usually are the center

No “in between” and no chance to enter.

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The kids are completing the group around

Together with partners they have found.

Teenagers leave after a while

Form their own group. just this style.

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They play, they sleep, they hunt and kill

Everyone adds his own skill.

They protect their kin, as it should be

Living in any family!

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No matter how fun this might all sound

Wherever they are and can be found.

To their blood bond you are a stranger

And on their ground to you they’re danger!

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They’ve been on this Earth are spirit guides

Revered, respected on many sides.

Nature agrees with them and goes hand in hand

Through sunlight and through shadow land.

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Anchestor’s know he was here before

Then he was killed for fun, fur and more.

Now he returns, no need to reap

We need to watch and need to keep.

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A bond he forms to our spirit soul

Helps us and nature become whole.

He’s not evil, he’s not bad!

No reason to shoot or just go mad.

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Protect his wisdom, protect his kind

Don’t close your eyes and just go blind.

Don’t slaughter, keep from killing, don’t engulf

Our spirit, the wilderness’ Great Grey Wolf!

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(Copyright Aurora Jean Alexander, August 2016)

An Often Overlooked Little Buddy – A Riddle

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He’s an unremarkable little friend,

In his habitat the perfect blend.

He can’t sing or dance and is no star,

He loves to eat, to fly and also spar.

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He camouflashes perfectly well

With his surroundings, let me tell.

And still, there’s something very cute

about him, he’s a hoot.

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He exists in all color ranges

Grey and black and brown, it changes!

He eats insects but mostly does he seeds

He’s funny and busy when he feeds.

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Hundreds of species of all his kind

populate the Earth – and I don’t mind.

He’s useful and I don’t understand

why from many backyards he is banned.

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He hops where others proudly walk

He complains where others discretely talk.

He’s got two legs, a beak and a pair of wings

He’s tiny, but the air his in all seasons, particular springs.

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He uses nests and houses to feed his brood

He’s loud, annoying and sometimes rude.

He stays in trees, his spots are narrow,

You might have guessed: It is the sparrow!

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(Copyright, June 2016, Aurora Jean Alexander)

Fear Of The Unknown – A Riddle

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It’s an animal, a predator, hidden and smart

It’s scary, strange and to catch it is hard.

It has legs, but no feelers, no fur and no wings

It envelops prey, it bites and sometimes stings.

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It has no tongue and doesn’t have teeth

But it has pincers and poison underneath.

You find it in forests, in basements in corners around

It does scare you sometimes, but not with sound.

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Superstition says seeing it in the morning makes the day bad

But meeting it at night should make you feel glad.

Some of them are useful, and some are dangerous to see

depending where you live, you better flee.

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Some are as tiny as dust you don’t know they are there.

But some others are huge, these are the ones that scare.

Some live in holes and await there their prey

Some others build webs, where they lurk and sway.

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But no matter what kind you meet, just please take care

You can see them all over, no matter where!

As for me, seeing one means holding my breath

No matter how small each one scares me to death!

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I am pretty strong, I’m as well quite tough

But seeing one of these to me is enormously rough.

My heart pumps fast, sweat drops and my eyes get wider

Seeing me like this tells you clearly: I’ve seen a spider…

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(Copyright: June 2016, Aurora Jean Alexander)

 

 

Black And White Toy – a riddle

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Tall and fluffy, sweet and cute

To kids he is the perfect hoot.

Moving slow, but smart and clever

He can’t be drawn in colors ever.

 

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Mom’s are not tender, but quite hard

They raise their kids, educational and smart.

Even though babies are tiny at birth

With 18 months they know what they’re worth.

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Unimpressed by meat who knew,

they’re eating plants, trees and bamboo.

They’re Asian, still their eyes are round

They can swim and climb but live on the ground

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When they eat, they use to sit

They move deliberate when they flit.

However cute they’re still quite strong

And can be dangerous, don’t get it wrong.

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They don’t sleep when it gets cold

They just move lower, they’re that bold.

Their habitat shrinks, it’s sadly linked

that they might soon become extinct.

 

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If humans don’t give them huge advance

This cuddly friend won’t stand a chance,

to survive on Earth equal and fair;

Our black and white, beautiful Panda Bear.

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(Copyright, March 2016, Aurora Jean Alexander)

 

Black creature – a riddle

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For the longest time in history

this creature was a mystery.

An animal, evil in its eyes

it was called death in disguise.

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Considered a witches confidant,

it was the bad women’s best friend.

Mystical and black as coal

it was considered carrier of a human soul.

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It was called dirty, and ‘devil’s slave’

often found on a newly dug grave.

It was attacked with slingshots and stones

caught and tortured to the bones.

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So many of them had to die

thinking about it makes me cry.

Still nowadays do people sneer

while they actually feel fear.

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In truth who would have thought

they all have a quite bright spot.

Intelligent and family bound

protective and smart they stand their ground.

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Proud and clever one can see

them in wolves’ and predators’ company.

 They always warn who’s ever there

of danger, darkness from in the air.

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They love to collect some sparkling things

having lairs with silver, gems and golden rings.

They’ve got commanders, lieutenants and even spies,

they comfort each other if one cries.

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For centuries they were called bad

it took a while until humans had

accepted that they are quite rife

and too insight into their life.

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Meanwhile it’s clear he’s bright and black

but doesn’t bring departed back.

He’s social, smart and never craven

Our big, dark, shiny, handsome raven.

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(Copyright, February 16, 2016, Aurora Jean Alexander)

 

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Picture courtesy of: By Alan Vernon - Flickr: Common Raven (Corvus corax), CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18301135

Picture courtesy of: By Alan Vernon – Flickr: Common Raven (Corvus corax), CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18301135