Bushwhacked

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We have a hedge – when I say we

I’m merely being neighbourly

Which separates us from next door

We’re Number Two, he’s Number Four.

The hedge is green and not that tall

And forms a living, breathing wall

That houses hedgehogs, snails and toads

Who are no match for busy roads.

The problem is, our neighbour’s plans

Involve a wall where our hedge stands

Three times the height and made of brick

He’s done all the arithmetic.

Just think how private it will be!

I won’t see you, you won’t see me

To me, this sentiment offends

I’d always thought of us as friends.

His plan to rip the whole hedge out

This ‘eyesore’ he can live without

We thought he had it all in hand

Until we learned it’s on our land.

So now he doesn’t speak to me

Which happens when folks disagree

His house is also up for sale

A sorry end to this sad tale.

As for our hedge, it’s still intact

And here’s an interesting fact:

He’ll get his wish without a wall

For soon we won’t see him at all…

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