Happy Go Spunky
By Katherine B. Parilli
Happy Go Lucky
Is very spunky.
If he hears a noise,
If he sees a giant shadow,
Whether it be from a mouse or giant
He does not care.
With fire in his eyes he jumps to his feet.
Ready to investigate,
Ready to protect the family he loves,
He fearlessly charges into battle with
His unknown foe.
With the enemy in sight,
His tail grows rigid
Like a pointed spear.
His back becomes taunt
Like it were cloaked in an
Invisible suite of armor.
With eyes focused on the strange creature
That dares to disturb his repose,
And ears alert to the slightest threat,
He bravely prepares to meet this dastardly menace to his home.
With a subtle grrr,
He gives his final warning.
But the giant shadow does not hear.
Jumping to his feet with a shout,
He growls his way into battle
Like a ferocious wolf defending its den.
He courageously marches onward into battle
To save his little home.
Dancing in tight circles
He parades his frightful armor.
Baring his teeth so that they sparkle
Like a threatening row of sabers guarding a castle.
Onward he rushes
Until with great joy and delight,
And perhaps a sigh of relief,
He quickly discovers that the source of his threatening shadow
Is neither a frightful monster
Or a threatening giant,
But the harmless harbinger of
A friend tried and true.