Little Red Fox - Willie and Morris, Join the Chorus

Little Red Fox - Willie and Morris, Join the Chorus

A Poem by Joshua McNay
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We are joined once again with Willie the little red fox, the fox has always wanted to sing but never believed he could. So when an audition for the chorus came up, the fox took a chance.

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The little red fox, had a little secret,
With the news today, he could no longer keep it.
You see, the fox has always wanted to sing,
But he was always too afraid, to throw his hat in the ring.
When he was alone though, he would sing so loud,
Never in a million years, would he sing for a crowd.
He always thought it would be fun,
To sing with others, not just him being the only one.
The fox wasn't sure he had the right voice,
He had to find help, an ear, he had no other choice.
Rushing over to Morris, he had to tell him,
He was his best friend after all, he knew he would help him.
The little fox knocked wildly on Morris's door,
Come on in Willie, just polishing my shell over here on the floor.
Wow I can really see myself, its almost like a mirror!
I got new wax, Morris replied, it goes on clearer.
What's up buddy? What brings you to see me?
Morris asked, the fox replied...Please help me!!!
I have something to tell you, promise you wont laugh,
Of course not you're my friend, what am I some jerk giraffe?
Ok, here goes...I want to tryout for the chorus.
Well that's wonderful he replied as a smile came over Morris.
You love to sing! I'm here to help however I can!
What? How did you know? That was a secret man!
Silly fox, you sing so loud, you can hear you in another town,
Morris smiled, we all know when you are getting down.
The fox was embarrassed, and honestly relived,
Do I have what it takes Morris? Do you really believe?
Of course my friend! you would be great!
Oh stop it, Willie replied, that's why you're my best mate!
Ok Morris, the tryouts are only a few days away!
There is no way I am ready! You hear me? No way!
Calm down Willie! It's me your pal Morris
Sing and feel free, don't worry we got this!
Besides have you heard that chorus?
Without you in there, hello! They bore us!
You really think I can do this don't you?
Of course replied, Morris. Only one that doesn't is you.
Ok Morris! The fox said feeling refreshed, 
Who then belted out a tune from deep in his chest. 
See, you have no need to worry, come on trust me!
I am still pretty nervous, What if it's not meant to be?
You need to relax, you have a great voice,
When you audition later, they wont have a choice!
I just kind of feel bad for the others that try,
You will blow them away, I fear they might cry!
Oh come now Morris, Willie said blushing,
You have to admit, we have been rushing.
I thought foxes were clever! Come on don't overthink!
We will throw everything at them, just not the kitchen sink.
The day had come! Chorus tryouts start at 3!
Morris! Morris! Please say you'll come with me!
Of course, I'll be there, don't be silly!
I stayed up late last night I made this sign (reads Go Willie!)
I don't know what I would do without you Morris,
And you never will my fox friend, now lets hit up the chorus!
They arrived at the tryouts, the line was quite long,
Oh no Morris, look at all these people! This is all wrong!
Whoa, whoa, whoa, calm down Willie!
Did you forget, we got this, remember it's you and me!
The auditions went on for a while,
He watched as others tried and Willie would smile.
His nerves just beneath the surface, ready to burst,
The way his stomach was turning, was kind of the worst.
The fox wanted his turn to come, he was feeling uneasy,
More and more people went by, he started to get queasy.
The lady came out and called Willie's name,
It's finally my turn Morris! I'm really glad you came.
Go get 'em! Your voice is great! Have fun and sing!
This was it, the time was now, let's do this thing!!
The fox hit the stage, the spotlight was bright,
To his surprise, his nerves were no where in sight.
The fox introduced himself, My name is Willie and I'm here to sing!
The chorus members smiled, well, lets hear you sing.
The music kicked in and Willie started to feel it,
But oh no! The fox had a routine, but he just forgot it!
The pressure of the audition, made his mind grow blank,
The fox was frozen, the silence of the crowd made his heart sink.
Out of nowhere Morris ran on stage, and started to sing with Willie
Seeing Morris by his side, the fox was filled with glee.
The pair sang, and sang, hitting note after note,
It surely wasn't planned, But stop them you wont.
They finished the routine, and walked off stage,
Willie then hugged Morris, when the two were backstage.
I don't know what to say Morris, you rescued me out there,
When I froze I honestly didn't think I had a prayer.
Well Willie, thats the thing about friendship,
There's nothing you can't do, when you're with me.
With the audition now over, they just had to wait,
The day was near, the fox had circled the date.
The list of new chorus members was about to be put up,
Morris was probably annoyed, since I wouldn't shut up.
He knew though I couldn't contain my pent-up joy,
Come on Morris! They put up the list! I can't wait, oh boy!
The pair headed down to the chorus hall,
When they arrived, people were milling around a single wall.
The two then pushed their way through the crowd,
Willie searched the names, I made it! he shouted out so loud.
Congrats, Willie, Morris exclaimed as he gave Willie a big hug,
Oh that's not all! Did you not read the list you big lug?
No why? Morris asked curiously,
You made the chorus too! What? Seriously?
We make a pretty great team, Willie and Morris, thats gotta nice a ring!
The fox was ever so excited to finally sing.
Are you ready for all the fun before us?
I am so happy we both joined the chorus.

© 2016 Joshua McNay


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Joshua McNay
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I do enjoy these funny little foxy tales. They are so much fun. I really do think you should get them published with some cute foxy illustrations.
Just one spelling error. In line 33 you used the wrong "your"
Also, line 87 and 88 don't rhyme.
But all in all, very enjoyable. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joshua McNay

3 Years Ago

Thanks! and thanks for pointing out the misspell, missed that one. I just replaced the line that did.. read more



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Hello, Joshua! :)
I'd like to read this after its been edited to employ rhythm. As it Is, the rhyme distracts from the plot and there are too many words.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Thank you for your submission to the contest.

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Joshua McNay

2 Years Ago

Thanks for running a contest I could enter it in.
Interesting little story. This reads much like a children's book. I agree with what Andronicus said about illustrations.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joshua McNay

3 Years Ago

Thanks! That was what I was kind of going for with it. Happy it came across that way. and I am worki.. read more
Very interesting Joshua. Keep writing. I'm really impressed

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joshua McNay

3 Years Ago

Thank you!
Wow this is so good! Such a great tale for children! Loved it, great job! : )

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joshua McNay

3 Years Ago

Thanks! I am glad you enjoyed it!
I do enjoy these funny little foxy tales. They are so much fun. I really do think you should get them published with some cute foxy illustrations.
Just one spelling error. In line 33 you used the wrong "your"
Also, line 87 and 88 don't rhyme.
But all in all, very enjoyable. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joshua McNay

3 Years Ago

Thanks! and thanks for pointing out the misspell, missed that one. I just replaced the line that did.. read more

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