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Dirty Birdies

They might be dirty birdies… but of course I love them so.
Even with the birdseed scatters far across the floor.
But I doubt they’re really dirty since they crowd my birdbath so.
And with the drought outside my door I let their water flow.

They flutter around the bowl with ease as it empties twice a day.
And I enjoy watching them play in a wonderful display.
Nowhere will you find such an intensely flowing water storm.
And 12 stick close together as they show they’re many charms.

I authorize their playfulness for my many tiny friends.
Even a tiny hummingbird comes to my window in the end.
Now that is most surprising, as I have nothing for him to eat.
We both just like admiring the view for it is such a treat.

Of course he’s really telling me to turn on the sprinkler hose.
For he loves to travel back and forth as the water travels so.

As a child my mother took care of the chicken coup and began to
Despise those Dirty Birds… but when I was young her comment turned 
Into a name for those I loved… I was too young to realize her true meaning
At the time… Later it stayed with me as a memory of how different were our
lives and how things are passed along from one generation to another...

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  1. Date: 9/15/2012 11:02:00 AM
    Your poems just blow me away, my dear Carol! Such tender and caring thoughts you express in your writings! Love every one I read! Have a great weekend, dear friend! Hugs, Jack

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 9:00:00 AM
    I love the imagery this inspires!

  1. Date: 8/8/2012 2:05:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this one..I too feed and water the birds..It is wonderful to see the different species that come to eat and drink..Thanks for the stop by my blog..Sara

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 7:41:00 PM
    An intriguing title, and an interesting story told well.

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 10:46:00 AM
    I feed the ones inside ( I have 8) and out. I love birds and their joyful sounds... my daughter on the other hand can't stand them. loved your poem this morning