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A Poem for Groundhog Day

Updated on July 5, 2015

Pictures of Groundhogs for Your Enjoyment:

Groundhog in the grass
Groundhog in the grass | Source
Side View of a groundhog
Side View of a groundhog | Source

Groundhog Acrostic Poem


Gobbling green plants outside my window


Rodent so cute


Oh! How I enjoy watching you!


Undisturbed by the bustle around you


Nibbling away


Delicious plants


Happy Groundhog Day!


Oh, noble rodent and


Godspeed!


Why I Like Groundhogs

I grew up in the country where groundhogs were a common sight in pastures and barnyards. I see them now even in my urban environment--near bridges and in our parks. Along with guinea pigs and beavers, groundhogs are my favorite rodents. While rodents sometimes annoy us by eating our gardens or damming streams in ways that are inconvenient to humans, we should admire their ingenuity and their ability to adapt and survive!

A Groundhog in Action

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      Kimberly Schimmel 3 years ago from North Carolina, USA

      This year Super Bowl Sunday is also Groundhog Day.

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      Kimberly Schimmel 4 years ago from North Carolina, USA

      Happy Groundhog Day, everyone!

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      PWalker281 5 years ago

      Geez, I hadn't noticed that when I first read it :-). Thanks for pointing it out.

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      Kimberly Schimmel 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA

      The first letters of each line spell a word--in this case, "groundhog."

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      PWalker281 5 years ago

      Never seen one but I thoroughly enjoyed the poem and the photos. What is an "acrostic" poem, btw?

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      Kimberly Schimmel 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA

      I think the western version of the groundhog is called a marmot. Prairie dogs look like small groundhogs.

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      Gloria 5 years ago from France

      Great poem although I have never seen one. The nearest is when visiting in Canada there were a lot of I think prairie dogs. If I am wrong please put me right, but they were so cute.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Kimberly Schimmel 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA

      Thank you! This hub has done very well today, although I wrote it just for fun. Thanks for stopping by to celebrate Groundhog Day with me.

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      The Fastionista 5 years ago

      This was as cute as the groundhog himself! :) Love it, especially "Rodent so cute" - it's true - sometimes I forget that whole rodent thing because they're just so adorable. Voted up and awesome!

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      Rhelena 5 years ago

      Another great poem...love the last 2 lines. :)