*image credit On the outskirts of town sits a forest that huffs It huffs and it puffs like a man with a gruff. The kids play a game that's really a dare Who can go furthest without getting a scare. Eyes squint, noses freeze as their shoes crunch the ground A critter hops, a twig drops, they bolt at the sound. The huffing and puffing continues all day As the kids run around in harmless kids play. The forest looks out to a road and a steeple Where the ground is full of small cars and small people. At first you'd presume the forest felt a disdain For the alien creatures living on his domain. But if you listen to the sound of this forest so high Within the huff and the puff is a whimpering sigh.