About Sprites - A Children's Poem

Updated on January 5, 2018
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Tina's passion for creative writing began in her teens. She holds a Master of Arts (Writing) and works in online publishing.

Up close and personal with a possum at night.
Up close and personal with a possum at night. | Source

A playful sprite

In a garden at night

Is delightful to watch from the house.

When a young baby possum

Lands flat on its bottom

While chasing his mother about.

Tousling and snacking

Or simply piggy backing

The possum's a bundle of fun.

It's cheeky and bright

But doesn't like light

And from any noise it will run.

With his pointy ears twitching

And his sloping snout sniffing

He smells the fruit in the trees.

With a dash and dart

Up the tree he will start

To feast on the fruit in the breeze.

Or, when playing with mum

Should another possum come

Creeping stealthily through the grass

With a crouch and a pounce

His mother will trounce

And chase it off to the pass.

A dozen more sprites

In my garden at night

Is a delightful event to see.

Not one or two

But quite a few

I'm sure you will agree.

Questions & Answers

    © 2010 Tina Dubinsky


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    • MizBejabbers profile image

      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      4 years ago from Beautiful South

      They are so cute. One young possum used to come to our back porch to snack on cat food. On July 4th (Independence Day in the USA) people shoot fireworks, especially at night. When the fireworks started, our nightwatcher light on our back deck came on. This small possum brought his mate, and they crouched down on the porch for the time period, about 30 minutes, the children were shooting their fireworks. As soon as the fireworks stopped, he looked at her as if to say, "it's safe to leave now," and they left. It was so cute, and it was gratifying to us to know that the possums considered out back deck a sanctuary.

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      bonetta hartig 

      8 years ago from outback queensland

      beautiful poem..so full of bounce and personality.

    • Nellieanna profile image

      Nellieanna Hay 

      8 years ago from TEXAS

      By the way, the walls here in my house are full of "sprites" of the furry squirrel type. I wrote a hub about them during their last occupancy season, in fact. hehe

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      8 years ago from TEXAS

      That's so cute! A fun read.

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      8 years ago from Northamptonshire

      Superbly written and enjoyable keep it up.

    • DStettler profile image


      8 years ago

      That was quite a wonderful read.

    • epigramman profile image


      8 years ago

      ......this little buddy reminds me of why my love life is suffering - he's so ugly he's cute - no wonder all of my blind dates go blind - lol lol lol - but one other thing that is better than cute here - and that is your delightful writing style and words which stand to your attention ......with rapture!!!


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