• Aparna Bandyopadhyay

The garden squirrel

By Aparna Bandyopadhyay

Contributory Author for Spark Igniting Minds


On my morning walk I stride along,

Singing along the uneven track;

I see an acorn come tumbling down

It was some squirrel's hidden brack.

Glancing up I could not find

Along the bark any nesting crack.

The thicket seemed so green and dense;

Who threw the acorn, and lost his snack!


I stand still in that eerie silence,

Waiting and watching the imp above.

Someone was there, in surveillance.

And then I spot him, as he dove.

With his cache of acorns in perfect balance,

As the garden squirrel into a hole did shove!


This simple life of food and nesting,

Brings hope and cheer as deaths are flooding.

The squirrel follows a regulated life,

And teaches us, our intent's slacking.

Our world is ravaged by a dying strife,

As fewer abide with distance and masking!


(Featured Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)

Help Watch Neighborhood - Free image on Pixabay


About the Author

Ms. Aparna Bandyopadhyay

Aparna has been a physics teacher in various Air Force Stations and Private schools in civilian areas, whenever stationed at a place. She has written articles and poems in Air Force magazines and regional publications.


She is now focusing on methods to make the environment green and safe. Her motto is to keep learning from young and old alike, there being no end date to learning.

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