Run Mister Racoon
Author: Ben Laney


Something's in the kitchen
eating from the cat's bowl
A grey furry creature
wild and out of control
It came looking for food
and found a tasty treat
But here comes old Granny
and Granny's fast on her feet

Run run run
Mister Racoon
Granny's coming
and she's got a broom
You'd better split,
split or meet your doom
Run run run
Mister Racoon

Look at Granny going
isn't that a funny sight?
She's a bolt of lighting
and she's about to strike
I can tell she's angry
by the fire in her eyes
Hey there Mister Racoon
you'd best jump up and fly

Uh oh Granny's raising
that broom high over her head
Hey you crazy racoon
didn't you hear what I said?
You ought to get moving
and make tracks across the floor
Don't let Granny whack you
before you get out the door

Run run run
Mister Racoon
Granny's coming
and she's got a broom
You'd better split
split or meet your doom
Run run run
Mister Racoon

------- Author's Notes -------

Look at Granny go! Broom swinging, fur flying, Granny and that racoon are going round and round the house. I wouldn't want to be in that poor racoon's skin for anything! Oh, I can't bear to watch any more, it's just TOO TOO FUNNY! Ruuuuuun Mister Racoon! Haaa! Haaaa! Haaaaa!
See you in the woods, kids! -Ben


Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrie* ( -- Sunday, September 12 2004, 04:49 pm

Ben, are too much my man...

your too funny hunny, well my mountain sweetheart, tell me did the lil' guy out run granny at the end? was she quick w/a rifle too?
this was too cute..i loved it..hahahaha
Ben Laney ( -- Sunday, September 12 2004, 05:05 pm

Terrie*, when last I saw Granny and that racoon...

Terrie*, when last I saw Granny and that racoon they were scrambling down a path through the trees. That racoon was running for dear life with old Granny hot on it's furry little tail. I'm rooting for the coon myself. Granny doesn't like NO furry critters eating her cat's food! As for Granny with a rifle? It's a good thing she doesn't own one, or else there would be holes all through the walls and roof of the house. Haaa! haaa! Thank you for your comment, girlfriend, I do appreciate it. I am happy to know you found a little humor in this mountain tale that is based on a true story.
Best Regards, Ben
barb ( -- Monday, September 13 2004, 01:25 pm

love your sense of humor

great writing Ben a light and funny read thank-you.
Ben Laney ( -- Monday, September 13 2004, 02:34 pm

Barb, if you think my writing is funny you should

Barb, if you think my writing is funny you should see my face! Haa! Haaa! (Not to even mention my HUGE feet.) Thank you very much for your encouraging words. I like very much hearing that you find this one funny, and I appreciate you letting me know. And, hey, if you have any racoon problems where you're at, let me know and I'll send Granny and her broom over! Keep Smiling, Ben
barb ( -- Monday, September 13 2004, 09:31 pm

you took a bad situation and made it funny

your writing shows you have the right attitude,you'll go far with a positive attutude.
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