The Birdie Bebop

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because
it has a song.”  – Maya Angelou

“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.”  – Kurt Vonnegut

To read Irene’s new poem “The Birdie Bebop” click:

The Birdie Bebop

by Irene Fowler

Doing the birdie bebop
All the way to the local ihop
Robins, starlings, sparrows and larks
Hopping and traipsing through the park.


No need to spread our wings
Playing the hopscotch game
Loving to feel cool earth under our tiny feet
And summer hot pavement sheets.


Folding our feathered birdie wings
Skipping in and out of pools of rain
So much fun, we chirp and sing
A sweet birdie chorus; for croaky, toady, things.


Happily we tweet and twitter
As we daintily hop through street litter
Feasting on bread crumbs and fruit
Man’s trash is birdlands bountiful loot.


Our urban adventure away from towering trees
A sumptuous picnic while hopping on falling leaves
Squirrels, pigeons, lizards, and mice, all play friendly and nice
Though, eyeing scraps of enticing gourmet delights.


Taking to the clear, blue, skies we fly
Feathered wings, spread to soar ever high
To return with sweet-sounding melody; anon
Inviting the world to join our tuneful, harmonic birdsong.

© 2022 by Irene Fowler

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Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 50 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband.
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