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Early Bird's New Motto

Since I was a baby, I had always heard
That the one who gets the worm is the early bird.

Finally the time had come to test my wings, and so
I went out before I even heard the rooster crow.

I was very sneaky; with my siblings still asleep,
Quietly I flew away, making not a peep.

Under trees and bushes, hopping all around,
I searched hard, yet there wasn’t one worm to be found!

I felt pretty stupid when my siblings turned up late.
Up before the dawn, and I didn’t even rate!

Suddenly the sky got dark; rain came pouring down.
Worms appeared as if they now were sprouting from the ground.

Worms aplenty; worms to last my family for the week.
Busily I pecked at them with my little beak.

Now my motto is “To catch some worms, wait for the rain.”
My siblings too agree, for early rising is a pain!

Written 7/22/14 for Carol Eastman's Animals Alive Contest

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  1. Date: 10/23/2014 4:47:00 PM
    This is such a cute little poem and am sure your grand kids would enjoy it. love phyl

  1. Date: 8/5/2014 12:41:00 PM
    :))) A very delightful poem to read this is my very dear friend Andrea. Super like! This was my motto before, but now, most of the time i prefer to stay late cozily in bed :)). Thank u so much for sharing! And, i can see from comments below that it won! Big congrats my dear friend! Big hugs! I'll b back to read more soon! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 8:03:00 PM
    Very nicely done and very true, excellent rhyme and meter . Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 12:58:00 PM
    Andrea, a xool win..., Congratulations, on your awesome win.... Love Linda

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 2:41:00 AM
    Masterful first place write Andrea! Congrats on the win..

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 1:51:00 PM
    brilliant pen Andrea very pleased to see it win congrats hugs PS did you know that blackbirds and thrushes dance on the ground to bring out the worms? fooling them into thinking it is raining

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 11:58:00 AM
    Grats on first place! a charming story with a great motto!

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 11:02:00 AM
    Indeed, sleep in and wait for the rain ;D. Very cute, Andrea. Congrats! Love, carolyn

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 8:26:00 AM
    It appears I am late to congratulate you. I would have come earlier but I was afraid of getting worms. This was fun, congratulations Andrea.

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 6:56:00 AM
    Early rising really is painful ,, who doesn't remember early school timing n hateful risings ,, congrats on top winning awesome write Andrea!

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 6:00:00 AM
    Love it! Very clever. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 2:19:00 AM
    i am inclined to have this as my new motto, too! Just because you penned it so excellently, Andrea!! :) Congratulations!

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 2:03:00 AM
    a clever move to wait for the rain and congrats for top win, Andrea. Mohan

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 12:12:00 AM
    bwa ha ha ha! A great twist on an oldie! Wow! Jack pot!

  1. Date: 7/26/2014 9:11:00 PM
    Nice placement Andrea... Congratulations on a win done well... Verlena

  1. Date: 7/26/2014 8:27:00 PM
    Interesting motto wins the first place, congrats, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/26/2014 7:55:00 PM
    Congrats on top win, girlfriend!!.... Hugs... Arlene

  1. Date: 7/26/2014 7:26:00 PM
    This is why you rule.. Congrats on your top spot Andrea!

  1. Date: 7/26/2014 5:15:00 PM
    Haha, so cute...congrats. BG

  1. Date: 7/26/2014 5:10:00 PM
    Congratulations on your top podium finish, Andrea! enjoyed this witty write; at least we did not have to 'worm' the secret out of shared this out of the kindness of your heart:) // paul