A Homily On Honey Badgers

their real name is Honey-Eater of the Cape

skunk-looking creatures unafraid of a snake

also known as honey badgers who have no fear

of any animal, big or small, who comes near

it’s wise to avoid these cousins of the weasel family

known for being quarrelsome, filthy and smelly

most people think honey is their favorite food

but it’s the bee larvae inside that are being skewed

honey badgers grunt, squeak, hiss and whine

and often leave, when frightened, a smelly trail behind

yes, they do have a sweet tooth for honey too

and they’re fierce fighters unafraid of coming after you!

Author: Dave Stancliff

Retired newspaper editor/publisher, veteran, freelance writer, blogger. Married 44 years. Independent thinker. A sense of humor. Defender of truth. Give my poems, essays and short stories a try. I look forward to meeting you.

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