Circus Squirrel


What is he doing up there

Rascal with the brownish hair

Walking the wire

To his heart’s desire

Twenty feet up in the air


Makes his way to and fro

Nary a paw touches snow

Safe off the ground

He’s been prancing around

As if he has nowhere to go


He uses the telephone wires

For the mobility he desires

A cabled byway

Now sabled highway

Above the muck and the mire


Wallenda not great at all

Compared to this artist small

A picture of grace

In such a high place

It seems he could never fall


Tiny hands gripping the surface

Moving with speed and purpose

Sure-footed and quick

Quite acrobatic

This squirrel belongs in the circus


18 Responses to “Circus Squirrel”
  1. beth says:

    I’ve often been impressed by their skill and agility. very natural circus performers

  2. Jim Borden says:

    they do like to show off their skills, but I haven’t seen a squirrel carry another one on its back while walking across the wire or riding a bike.. 🙂

  3. jonicaggiano says:

    This is the most cleaver poetry. It reads a lot like a limerick and I am often entertained by squirrels while I write. What a great piece describing these funny acrobats. Sending love and lots of warm hugs my friend. 🤗❤️Jonikins

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, Jonikins! You have a good ear as it is a limerick form. Probably one of the most recognized forms of verse as its meter is so common to even the average reader. I find them to be entertaining as well. Thanks for all your loving support!

      • jonicaggiano says:

        I loved it. We have done so many things to squirrel proof our bird feeders without hurting the squirrels of coarse so your limerick made me laugh out loud. You are so talented Brad. The timing was so perfect. You have such skill. Hope you are having a great day. Sending love and warm hugs as always. Love ❤️ Joni

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    They are curious creatures. When we haven’t seen our dog in a while, the first place we check is the nearby trees where she is fascinated by the antics of the squirrels.

  5. yassy says:

    Circus squirrel 🐿 wow epic verse.. I could envision the little fella as I read your loaded with visuals poem. The rascal. I love squirrels so this poem is after my own heart.

  6. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Incredible little animals, no?

  7. kristianw84 says:

    This is such a fun read, Brad! I enjoyed it so much I read it twice! I could visualize the squirrell showing off as they tend to do while I was reading. Very well done!

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