Don’t stick around when sticks are around!


 A Stickup Warning

Cassie was sleeping, legs in air
When hadeda, she landed there,
And favoured cat with warning glare:
A useful tip Ill give for free,
My nest is up in this here tree,
And, near it, you dont want to be,
Or I will peck your stripy tail
And when your tail with beak I nail,
Youll utter a most awful wail!
My cry is famed for raucous sound,
But your one then, it would be found,
Mine utterly, completely drowned;
So glad weve had this little chat,
And hope you will remember that
You dont go near my nest; scat, cat!
The other cats, when near that nest,
Are also treated as a pest,
And landed next to, with some zest;
At normal times, the ibis kind
The cats will chase away, youll find,
But not, cats have to bear in mind,

When, in that tree, a pile of sticks
Reveals the birds are up to tricks
Intending to produce some chicks!
But Cassie said, Ho hum, OK,
I wont go near the nest today,
But, as for future, who can say?
 

© January 2018 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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4 Responses to Don’t stick around when sticks are around!

  1. Why for ‘ a most awful wail!’ did I read woeful wail? Do you suppose I have a thing about alliteration?

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  2. Oh yes, beware the breeding birdies – we have plovers and magpies in Australia that will bonk you on the head or even poke you in the eye if you dare to come too close 😎

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