Bertie was a
bear, a little grizzly, not too old,
just near a pretty waterfall,
he loved the
summer sunshine and enjoyed the winter cold
Bertie wouldn't hibernate at all!
As all his
friends fell fast asleep and left him on his own,
out from the cage to winter's white,
the echoed snoring and then hang his head and moan:
they simply go to sleep at night?"
he would lie there in his corner like a log,
and sleep so
peacefully until the dawn,
then up he'd
get to face the day, come rain or snow or fog,
even bring himself to yawn!
days would shorten and the birds would cease to sing,
few flakes of snow would start to float,
was okay, he'd carry on until the spring,
in fact, inside his thick fur coat!
his friends would waken, and they'd plan their summer fun,
catching yummy salmon with their claws,
in a circle under warming summer sun,
told them tales of Santa Claus!
loved his Christmas, Santa always came his way,
he'd leave a
present: food packed in a crate,
didn't have to sleep and waste one precious day,
he never had a need to hibernate!
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