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Forgiven

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I found a little beetle; so that Beetle was his name,
And I called him Alexander and he answered just the same.
I put him in a match-box, and I kept him all the day ...
And Nanny let my beetle out -
Yes, Nanny let my beetle out -
She went and let my beetle out -
And Beetle ran away.

She said she didn't mean it, and I never said she did,
She said she wanted matches and she just took off the lid,
She said that she was sorry, but it's difficult to catch
An excited sort of beetle you've mistaken for a match.

She said that she was sorry, and I really mustn't mind,
As there's lots and lots of beetles which she's certain we could find,
If we looked about the garden for the holes where beetles hid -
And we'd get another match-box and write BEETLE on the lid.

We went to all the places which a beetle might be near,
And we made the sort of noises which a beetle likes to hear,
And I saw a kind of something, and I gave a sort of shout:
'A beetle-house and Alexander Beetle coming out!'

It was Alexander Beetle I'm as certain as can be,
And he had a sort of look as if he thought it must be Me,
And he had a sort of look as if he thought he ought to say:
'I'm very very sorry that I tried to run away.'

And Nanny's very sorry too for you-know-what-she-did,
And she's writing ALEXANDER very blackly on the lid,
So Nan and Me are friends, because it's difficult to catch
An excited Alexander you've mistaken for a match.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Practicing Poetess 17 September 2019

What an adorable poem! And, no surprise there- - A.A. Milne, writer of the Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin books! Thank you, PH, for posting something new as Poem of the Day!

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Jeff Stoddart 17 September 2019

This must relate to just about every child in the land and bring a wry smile to even the most hardened........a masterclass of what poetry is all about and from my own point of view...loved it.

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Uche Nwanze 17 September 2019

A fascinating read, deserving of Poem of the day.

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Jojo Pescador 17 September 2019

i love the message < 3

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Edward Kofi Louis 17 September 2019

Forviveness! ! ! Much needed in life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Blackdyke 17 September 2019

Beautiful rhyming poem for all ages. And quirky with it. To be commended. Blackdyke

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Tamara Beryl Latham 17 September 2019

Well-written rhyming poem and I'm happy you won " Poem of the Day." Great job! : -)

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Dr Antony Theodore 17 September 2019

I found a little beetle; so that Beetle was his name, And I called him Alexander and he answered just the same. I put him in a match-box, and I kept him all the day... And Nanny let my beetle out- - And beettle ran away. very interesting poem. tony

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