I’ve finally finished writing my rosella poem I mentioned in my last post. It isn’t a poem of great poetic note, I don’t think, but it’s a little bit of my thoughts about the birds I see around the place, and those feline creatures that kill and eat them.
I am not a cat hater, but I definitely prefer the various birds that live all around my place. I am definitely a dog lover too, and it saddens me that our dog Missy will catch and eat birds too, if she can. That’s why I’m glad Missy likes lounging around on the sofa for a large part of the day, and all of the night, safely shut inside.
Anyway, here is that poem, have a read, and leave a comment, I love to have feedback on my poetry!
What Mother Nature has Shown Us
Four rosellas, strolling free,
wandering around in the shade,
as casual and easy as they could be,
and as free as Nature made.
So what’s a rosella, you might ask
well I’ll tell you what, it’s a bird
and seeing and noting them is my task
every one, as they’ve occurred.
For I am a birdwatcher, that’s a job,
I gave myself, and happily do.
Whether it’s a single bird, or a mob
I think they’re beautiful, don’t you?
And I tell you this, my good fella,
birds a very attractive visitor –
with not many better than an Adelaide rosella –
a favourite of mine, that’s for sure!
I have a list, of the birds I’ve seen
as they come visiting where I live,
I write down each, when they’ve been –
a new bird, hooray, what thanks I give!
But today I’ve seen something not so good
A grey cat skulking about on the lawn –
it’s not my cat, and I think it should
go away, for my thoughts are torn –
I wouldn’t want to hurt a creature
and this is cat is somebody’s pet,
it’s bright red collar is quite a feature,
as red a red as you could get.
This cat’s been around for many weeks
but these rosellas are much more rare
and I want these critters with their beaks,
but cats? Bah, I couldn’t care!
Nature gives me these wild critters
birds fly in and then off they go,
but that cat here gives me the jitters,
what if a bird is a little too slow?
Catching birds is something that cats
like to do, but they get fed by owners.
Birds forage for their food, and that’s
what Mother Nature has shown us.
In my ideal world there are no cats,
or if there are, they stay inside,
so birds are safe from felines, that’s
safest for birds, & they won’t have to hide!