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A neighbourhood takes all kinds

She didn’t quite catch all that he said
He spoke quickly and waved his arms
But she had a bad feeling as she did her best
To converse with grace and charm.

The sun came up and she roused her babes
To stroll around the tree
On every branch were smart little homes
All neighbours in the community.

Birds and raccoons and squirrels and bugs
All living side by side
They chatted and played and helped when they could
A neighbourhood takes all kinds.

The raccoon and his brood strutted around
Telling the rest what to do
They used nasty words and tried to start fights
They loved a hullabaloo.

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The New Nest

The mama bird soothed her babes to sleep

With worms and snuggles and hugs

It didn’t take long for the old ‘coon to call

With winks and smirks and shrugs.

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The old racoon…

That old racoon, he had a family

That he had to house and feed.

They’d been there so long that they had forgotten

That they didn’t own the tree.

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There was a field…

There was a field before the tracks came

Where the mama bird fed her babes.

When the trains rolled in

She moved her nest

To a tree not so far away.

In that tree there lived a coon

Who was

Used to

Having his way.

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Some more reviews…

From Cannibal Cutie:

In the Fool’s Footsteps, a new indie book that I just read, is definitely hard to put down. Karen Hoffman’s complex structure of books within a book and a-million-characters set up is an innovative collection of writings.”

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From a 5-star review on Amazon:

“Toronto novelist Karen Hoffman has written a deeply engaging story which is best described as part fiction, part mystery and all entertainment!”

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Book Riot is giving away a set of 10 Margaret Atwood books

This is one of the coolest contests I’ve ever come across. In a nutshell, the purveyors of the site Book Riot want to give away this fantastic set of books to someone who doesn’t know where to start reading Atwood. In order to enter the contest, all they ask is that you spread the word. So, I’m spreading the word. It’s a brilliant idea and so very cool I think everyone should know about it.

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