I wonder what Saint Francis did

about Assisi squirrels?

Did he yell from the monastery porch

to scare them off?

Did he charge them,

gray robes flying behind him,

yelling Italian profanities,

gesticulating as he came on

like some Latin lunatic?


did he smile at those

other children of God,

four-legged, gray-furred abbots and monks


among the cardinals,

and mix corn kernels

with the sunflower seeds he tossed

every morning,

after matins?

About Ken Greenman

Married and Happy. Retired and busy. Living in NC. 71 and counting. December 12, 2020 and it's 72! ... I would love some written comments, critiques, adulation or kind suggestions.... If you have the time and or inclination, please feel free! Not in fear but by faith. We will see. See you later! If you ever want to talk for real, email me and I will send you my cell number.... I am enjoying this!
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5 Responses to 988 THE SQUIRRELS OF ASSISI 04-24-21

  1. JoAnna says:

    I believe he smiled at these other children of God and tossed them corn and sunflower seeds. So glad to find this poem! Here’s one of my stories about St. Francis: https://joannaoftheforest.wordpress.com/2018/10/07/saint-francis-tames-a-ferocious-wolf-2/

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