by H.St V.Beechey


Nature’s red in tooth and claw

Or so the poet said.

Suggesting if you mess with it

You well may end up dead.


The jungle teems with bugs that bite

Its streams are full of leeches.

The seaside has its perils too

Despite its sunny beaches.


The great white sharks patrol the waves

Just waiting for a snack.

The blue-ring octopuses sting

The jellyfish are back.


Beware of snakes when in the bush

Watch out for redback spiders

Just show some common sense for once

And join the Stay Insiders.


For we who love the great indoors

Prefer our nature tamed

We like our views of nature to

Be photographed and framed.


© Copyright H.St V.Beechey