14 Red Foxes

14 Red Foxes

A Poem by Scott H.
"

Run run you can't catch me

"

“14 Red Foxes”

 

Fourteen swift red foxes

Go a-running on their flight

A-jumping and a-yipping

Making mischief in the night

 

Two of these red foxes

Post their sentry on the fence

A-laughing and a-yipping

As the other twelve go hence

 

Four of those red foxes find

Where the farmer keeps the hay

A-thrashing and a-yipping

Setting fire where it lay

 

Four more of those red foxes

Strike the coop upon the hour

A-singing and a-yipping

As the chickens they devour

 

The final four red foxes steal

Themselves into the home

A-gorging and a-yipping

Eat the family to the bone

 

Fourteen red foxes turn into

A single black one on the road

A-hunting and a-yipping

And a-coming for your soul

 

 

© 2008 Scott H.


Author's Note

Scott H.
Based on several old folk songs about tricksy little foxseses - Steeleye Span's "The Fox," Nickel Creek's "The Fox," and Heather Dale's "The Black Fox."

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It read like a folk story too! I highly enjoyed this. I was drawn to it because I love foxes, and then reading it made me smile. It was very clever. Great write :)

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

the little twist at the end puts a grin on my face, i like the step and step and higher and higher its a great piece to me, its such a good read.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

that just made me laugh the whole way through. I loved it.

Does that make me demented?

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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