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A mockingbird perches
on the highest limb of a young redwood.
Mimicking the other birds,
as well as the cats, cars, and tractors.
Fiercely defending its nest.
This tiny bigmouth has become a pest.
Tempting me to take the bells
off the necks of my friendly feline pets.
Let all hell break loose
and put this annoying avian to rest.
Yet, that might upset
the delicate balance of my entire back yard.
A mockingbird perches
on the highest limb of a young redwood.
Screeching out insults.
Respect for others is not easily understood.

© 2012, DeanWalker. All rights reserved.

DeanWalker (10 Posts)


3 Comments

  1. Great poem, Dean! I wonder how many humans are ‘mockingbirds’?

  2. Dean, I know they can be annoying, but they’re so beautiful and such talented mimics. I’m sure it has never crossed his little birdie brain that he could be bothering anyone.

  3. tolbert

    Fiercely defending its nest.

    whether taking wing to flight or raising its voice to squabble, this little bird makes its presence known in a big way…big enough that the farmer takes note. Good reminder of the place we all have in life Dean…and indeed, “Respect for others is not easily understood.”

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