Mother Squirrel 

I watch in the distance as a mother
urges her young squirrel to follow
her to the grass below

The young squirrel seemed unsure
whether to take the mothers lead
as her impatience begins to grow

After a short pep talk the mother
starts again only to be met with
more resistance

The fed up mother takes the young
squirrel in her mouth softly but
securely as I admire her
persistence

She carries the young squirrel
across the grass a few yards at
a time making sure no threats
will cause them harm

The mother continues on up the
tree in the yard next to me as
the young squirrel looked safe
in the mothers arms

I can’t help but be in awe
witnessing this mothers
efforts as I begin to
think of the love of
mothers around the
world

This world is a beautiful place
knowing that mothers in all
shapes sizes and colors are
much like this mother
squirrel

*This poem was inspired by what I was witnessing this morning while having my coffee. I apologize for the low quality picture due to my phone on zoom having terrible resolution.

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