Birds of a Feather

by Milly Hayward   Jun 28, 2017

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we are birds as you can see
Red plumage and with knobbly knee
we sit and sing, in this our tree

Every morning we're up at dawn
digging worms up from the lawn
jump now on the tree that's sawn
a sight that leaves us quite forlorn

Now our garden home's no more
concrete is the new look floor
Such ugly sight we ever saw
no longer food here, at this store

Goodbye our garden and our friend
all good things come to an end
Our home is gone and cannot mend
with so much change we can't contend

We turn for a moment and ask Why?
our habitat has gone awry
Human greed - we nod with a sigh
as we take wing to open sky


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  • 5 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Love love love this, and it echos my thoughts as our green belt is swallowed up by suburban ugliness

    Well written


  • 5 months ago

    by Ren

    Absolutely adore this piece! Beautifully written, with such a profound message. Amazing job!!

  • 5 months ago

    by AngelaLuisaCory

    Lovely and sad. Well done for penning words that describe today's total disrespect for nature

  • 5 months ago

    by Brenda

    Milly, such a true write about todays world. Nicely penned and rhyming throughout. Loved it!

  • 5 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    This is great, Milly. The sentiments of birds losing captured them nicely and formed it so beautifully by this piece.

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