This poem was written in 2012, during 6th Grade.
Fluffynose Almondtail was a small, tan squirrel
He slept in a tree hollow on top of a hill
He spent his days searching for a small, brown nut
And utterly despised all canine mutts.
Fluffynose Almondtail enjoyed maple sap at tea time
He’d serve his meals with care on a shiny silver dime
He refused to eat pumpernickel, to eat pumpernickel any time
He was well-educated, and would invite local chipmunks to dine.
Fluffynose Almondtail loved climbing trees
He wore small, rough acorncaps to protect his knees
You would never catch him without his lovely twill coat
And on his extensive collection of nutcrackers he would dote.
Fluffynose Almondtail went to sleep at seven
He would never allow honored guests to stay past eleven
He was interested in astronomy, and woke up at one
To watch the stars, and then the rising sun.
To Fluffynose Almondtail the sun was a sign
Of hope, and prosperity, and that everything was fine
As the sun lit the hollow and covered the bay
Fluffynose Almondtail already loved that day.