Ted L Glines

Rookie (13 December 1940 (Friday) / Long Beach, California USA)

Binky - Poem by Ted L Glines

by Ted L Glines

Binky is a bat
not your ordinary bat
he likes to eat bananas
and fruit like that
fruit bat cute bat
hanging in the trees
sharing all the gossip
and a thousand glees
sleeps all day
and cruises the night
comes at Halloween
to give you a “fright”
he flies above the forest
straight and true
a social kind of guy
he'll even hug you
kidnapped and caged
no chance to refuse
he was damaged and hurt
in American zoos
he'll never fly again
in his African home
he'll remain in Texas
and never more roam
but he's so well cared for
by his Bat World friends
giving love and kindness
'til his bat-life ends.

Visit http: //www.batworld.org/main/main.html
Adopt a Bat Today!

Where you live, you have likely seen bats near sunset and dawn, skittering around in the air as they feast on flying insects, for that is the most common type of bat in America. They are very small but effective. Were it not for your bats, you would be plagued by a lot more insects in and around your home. Binky is not that kind of bat. Binky is large; wingspan as much as five feet. He is a Sub-Saharan Flying Fox - an African fruit bat. His type of bat is very popular in American zoos, where they are mistreated, injured, and not cared for - all so the zoos can sell more tickets. Binky was a casualty of such a zoo until he was finally rescued by Bat World Sanctuary in Texas, and that is where I adopted him.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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