It’s Hard Being a Bat

Baturday News is a weekly blog written by Rachael, a 6th grade student and Save Lucy volunteer. Rachael’s interest in bats was sparked by the big browns bats that use the outside of her home for a winter roost. Her family has cheerfully hosted this wild colony for years.

a drawing of a shivering batHi, it is so cold outside today! I am lucky that I can stay inside my home and still be warm. The bats are probably very cold. They have to stay outside all day and all night. I feel sorry for them. I know we’re cold here, but in Australia, it is summer. They are having a horrible heat wave there and the awesome flying foxes are dying. Flying foxes are really cool bats because they are huge. You should look them up.

The weather inspired my poetry. By the way, I like naked mole rats. They are cute. J

 It’s Hard Being A Bat

Snug and warm in my home.
I look down at the garden gnome.
Is that ice I see on his nose?
If I look closely, I can see the ground froze.

It’s cold and windy now.
I’m hungry and should eat. But how?
If I go out, I’ll get blown around.
I don’t want to fall to the ground.

Woe is me! I cannot eat.
I’m starving. I wish there was heat.
In Australia it is warm. I’ll visit my cousins.
Oh, they’re too hot. They’re getting sick by the dozens!

Everywhere I go, there is something wrong.
I guess us bats will have to be strong.
You know, it’s hard being a bat.
But at least I’m not a Naked Mole Rat!

3 replies added

  1. TMC February 15, 2014 Reply

    Awesome poem! It’s really funny, especially the last line. 🙂

  2. TMC February 15, 2014 Reply

    My sister says, “I’m glad it’s not a skunk. Ew… But skunk doesn’t rhyme with bat, I know.” (My sister is 5.)

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