“……and now we go separate ways for separate duties!”
So, friends needing healing, friends needing feedings–
And friends needing new set of directions to the next bright spot
Did now divide themselves quite by nature into three leadings:
One group to nurse Spottedy,one to find food, one to find new map dot.
So scouting group formed by blend of Flop-Eared Boy and Donkey to hear
Both to lead in listening for water, for sounds of sizzling light to guide their parade,
For sounds of new friends in aide, for those working to bring grains to bear
These friends more strongly on their way, for sounds of forces forbade.
So quick food foraging group was already behind Old Crookeye, Old Dog;
To see better, to reach out with scoping and sniffing nearby ready eats
Bringing Mistress Mouse up from the rear to twitch out crumbs from clog
Bringing Littley Lamb to nose out tender shootlings from byways as treats.
So tender ministering toes and Bushy Palms and blinking and twinking
Did Croaker and Terrapin, Cuddles and Jiggles, Old Stump Woman and Fuzzy Worm
Bring to seep healing and love into Old Spottedy’ heart and soul, once sinking
Sung to blissful rest by Ugly Bird and overflown with cooling by Old Crow o’er the berm.