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  • The Fox & the Python

    “Beware of all Strangers” the Fox had been told,
    from parents, and teachers, and even the old.
    That’s easy to follow – I won’t be their prey,
    for if they look mean – I’ll just run away.

    The Fox was out walking one day in the park,
    then hurrying home for night would be dark.
    When up to the right – on a bench near the wall,
    was a little old lady with glasses and shawl.

    The Lady told Fox that she needed a hand,
    been sitting so long that she just couldn’t stand.
    If you’d just take a minute to give me a boost,
    I'll get off this bench upon which I roost.

    The Lady looked harmless – so old and so sick,
    the Fox never thought that it might be a trick.
    But nearing the Lady alarms in his head,
    remembered the warnings that others had said.

    So Fox told the Lady, “I can’t help you out –
    you’re a stranger to me – for that there’s no doubt.”
    The Lady just thought - I’ll sit here and wait,
    ‘til one comes along and swallows my bait.

    The Python took off the glasses and shawl,
    then slithered along to a new bench and wall.
    To wait for another more trusting of strangers,
    who doubted the warnings along with the dangers.

    Then Python would have a meal to take home,
    soon back for another the Python would roam.

  • #2
    Now you've moved on to fables I see? A cautionary tale worth telling - perhaps today more than ever (wish it wasn't so)!


    • #3
      Trying it on for size I guess?