TO LOVE A NUT

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A MONKEY NUT YOU HAVE TO CRACK

TO TASTE THE INSIDE SWEET

THEN HAVE ANOTHER AND ANOTHER

THE SAME TREE DELIGHTFUL TREAT

 

THEN GIVING BRANCHES A GOOD SHAKE

THE TREE HER FRUIT TO LOOSEN

WHICH FALL AND PATTER SOUND

PLACED IN HIS BASKET CHOSEN

 

THE TREE WITHOUT HER NUTS STANDS BARE

WITH ONLY LEAVES FOR COVER

EACH BRANCH THE SQUIRRELS FIND

HER NUTS HAVE GONE TO ANOTHER

 

OPENED UP AND OUT THE NUTS ARE EATEN

OVER CEREAL OF OATS

WITH EACH DELICIOUS CRUNCH

HE LOVES MONKEY NUTS THE MOST

 

RETURNING AGAIN TO THE ORCHARD FAIR

HER NUTS HE HAS ALL TAKEN

NO MORE HE SHAKES HER TO THE GROUND

INSTEAD BECOMES AWAKENED

 

HE DECIDES TO CAPTURE HER BEAUTY GROWN

AND PAINT HER ON HIS EASEL KIND

EACH LEAF A GOLDEN COVER

HER NUTS WERE ALWAYS ON HIS MIND

 

WINTER SET IN THEN CAME THE SPRING

SUMMER HOT AND SULTRY FOLLOWED

THEN AUTUMN HER NUTS DID BRING

MORE OF HER NUTS HE DID SWALLOW 

 

ON HIS MANTELPIECE HER IMAGE DID REMAIN

EACH AUTUMN HER NUTS ABOUND

HE ATE AND ATE TO HIS FILL

AND EVERY YEAR CAME ROUND

 

THE SEASONS THEY DID COME AND GO

HER PICTURE HE WATCHED WITH PRIDE

AND MORTAL HE DID GROW OLD

THEN PASSED OVER AND DIED

 

THE TREE NEVER AGAIN WAS SHAKEN

HER NUTS WERE NEVER EATEN

ALWAYS WAITING FOR HIS RETURN

HAD LONG GONE HIS GREETING

 

THEN THE WOODMAN CAME WITH HIS AX

AND CRUELLY CHOPPED HER DOWN

HER BURNING FLAMES WARMED HIS HEART

SHE CRIED A CRACKLING SOUND

 

THE WOODCUTTER THAT AUTUMN BOUGHT

HER PICTURE IN THE SALE

ABOVE THE FIRE ON HIS WALL

DANCING SHADOWS DID NOT FAIL

 

TO PROVE LOVE NEVER DIES

WHEN BEGAN FROM WHENCE IT CAME

AND ENDLESSLY WILL BURN BRIGHT

THE ETERNAL FLAME!

 

 

 

 

 

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