Hi everyone! I have had frequent encounters with black bears over the years, some very close encounters, a little too close. The picture used above isn’t the best of a black bear. I chased him around the little back yard here trying to get him to turn around, but it didn’t work. He’s only a small bear, perhaps 150 lbs. A side note, stay away from bears, even small bears can be dangerous. The picture is from last year. Anyway, I realized that I have never written a poem about bears before. So, here goes with my first attempt. I hope you will enjoy.
Looking in the window at me,
A great big head, black and furry.
Something like that sure gives a fright,
Really it can, if day or night.
But when I go outside and see,
A big black bear looking at me,
Something like that can cause a scare,
And maybe give a bad nightmare!
Then quickly I do get away,
With that bear it’s not good to stay.
But when I’m safe, I like to see
These big black bears, alive and free.
Amazing animals, yes they are,
But best to view them from afar.
© 2019 Steve McLeod.