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READERS’ POETRY: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, February 26

Readers' poetry
Readers' poetry

This week’s poem, called Hedgehogs, is by Mervyn Crown

Hedgehogs they say are in decline

But they seem to congregate round mine

I put out food every night

So they put on weight ready to hibernate.

Mealworms, peanuts, dry food and treats

Is what I put out for them to eat

A concrete slab sunk in the ground

Is their feeding place all year round.

It’s not just food but water they need

So they can have a drink as they feed

Water they have in a shallow dish

So they can drink as they wish.

Their numbers I know have increased

So I’ll keep feeding them for a time at least

Last year I thought there was only four

Now there could be six, eight, ten or even more.

Their little faces are quite sweet

As I sometimes stand and watch them eat

But as winter approaches and they disappear

I’ll be ready with some food again next year.

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