Story Poems 2

I’ll tell you a story to make you all smile

Of a clever young fox who used all his guile

    To outwit a goat who was less quick of wit -

    Well, utterly stupid, you’ll have to admit.


Foxy fell in a well and couldn’t get out,

And nobody heard his loud, desperate shout.

    Well he bawled and he bellowed as none can deny

    And was noticed at last by a goat walking by.


From above, he looked down at the fox in the well,

And could well understand how Foxy had fell,

    But the fox used his brain and said: 'Oh I am fine.

    I am guarding the water here.  All of it’s mine!'


The goat became angry and loud came his call:

'That water’s not yours.  It’s there for us all!

     Guarding that water’s for certain a sin,'

     And, blinded by anger, the goat then jumped in.


The fox leapt on his back and then out of the well,

And, when hurrying off, the goat heard him yell:

    'Don’t always believe the things that you’re told

    If you want, in your lifetime, to live till you’re old.'


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Based on an Aesop's Fables


By Josie Whitehead

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