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looking left
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looking right
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yeah, well
don’t look at me
I’m not your lunch!

Voracious is his appetite

For that which scurries in his sight

Inside this little acre’s banks

He finds the bellies, cheeks, and flanks

Sees them, pounces, and devours

The mouse and mole, their final hour

I see this each and every day

The perch, the drop, death’s cruel play

Tragic yes, for those that nourish

Needed though, so he may flourish

One harsh truth, it’s not their living

It’s in their death that they are giving

Real worth and value to their kind

The ones we humans often find

Stuck on traps of glue or worse

Death by bird? Or a sticky hearse

What can I say?  Was a slow day in the newsroom!


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Hi everyone! Welcome to 50 Shades of Gray Hair. 50 Shades is my blog of life over the hill, where each day is full of delicious opportunities to earn another gray hair. I stopped declaring war on the gray when I began this blog years ago. Instead, I embrace and celebrate them along with whatever life decides to throw my way, with (sarcasm forward) humor and an optimistic eye to the future. I think. I hope? I don't know. At any rate...it's real, it's honest, it's full of 4 letter words, and it's me...on a platter. I sincerely welcome you all to my porch....♥♥Rhonda

16 thoughts on “V I S I T O R S”

      1. I meant to say more but somehow it went poof after I just squeaked out a wow! I am glad that Mother Nature has sent you a visitor and an entertainer! 🙂


  1. Best poem I’ve read in ages… and those pictures are priceless. Wow SB, you surprised me with this, I don’t remember the last poem from you… I really don’t.

    May there be more slow days in the newsroom.

    FYI, I have to send you an e-mail…. looking for your address.


    1. Aw, thanks NB. You’re right…the poetry room has been shut for quite a while, don’t even remember opening it for this one, but it felt good. And I love when photographic ops show up in my back yard…think I’m going to really enjoy this area once I can get my but up and out. 🙂 oh, and as you know by now, got the email. Thank you


  2. He is flippin’ beautiful…I’m aware they don’t necessarily bode well for our smaller neighborhood critters, but he is really something to behold (when he’s not eating_..xo


    1. Oh, thanks bulldog…that means a lot. Truly. And while I haven’t enjoyed many such days of late, I’m with you..hope there are more of them and the poetry door remains open for a while longer. I’ve missed it. xo


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