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My Neighbor Birds

It all starts at around five thirty
And by six thirty the entire canopy 
Is awash with white birds flattering 
Or resting or just having bird fun

I approach just as dusk beckons
After a fascinating African sunset
And there they are happily unsettled
Seeking fun or to re-establish their lair

For the wide-canopied acacia tree 
Is visibly reeling from the weight 
Of hundreds of seemingly indefatigable
Singing, dancing or simply playful birds

I leave the place as darkness thickens
And wish them a pleasant slumber
And return to my solitary corner
For the long nocturnal journey

To tomorrow and all its chores
And I promise myself an early rise
To check on my neighbour birds
But find them gone, all of them

What brings them back to this tree
For strange as it might sound
There’s not a single nest there
And not a single nestling, either?

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  1. Date: 2/2/2014 5:18:00 AM
    Beautiful poem!

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 3:22:00 AM
    Gerald,--Dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer

    Kithinji Avatar Gerald Kithinji
    Date: 12/24/2013 5:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 12:43:00 PM
    Really enjoy your poetry style. A poem with a mystery at the end always inspires.

    Kithinji Avatar Gerald Kithinji
    Date: 12/25/2013 7:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Patrick, Mustapha, John, Jon, Mystic Rose, Harry Richard, Godwins, Shadow, Robert, Joseph, Donna Jones- You made me happy many a time!
  1. Date: 12/8/2013 7:49:00 AM
    Beautifully developed. I like birds so this poem was a delightful treat to me.

  1. Date: 11/28/2013 5:29:00 PM
    birds are social creatures. sometimes I like to think that besides mating they may also worship god in there own way. and the tree may be a type of temple. who knows these things.

  1. Date: 11/28/2013 11:18:00 AM
    What a fun read. I wonder what does bring them to that one tree. It appears that even birds have their own community center.

  1. Date: 11/28/2013 11:16:00 AM
    It is winter and I thought all the birds were gone down south, but yesterday morn, I heard one single solitary one chirp outside my bedroom window, it made me smile, this is a priceless poem G, thank you for sharing, and thank you for your kind comment my page xxx

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 4:17:00 PM
    you bring nature to us, dear poet, does not get much better than this...

  1. Date: 11/8/2013 12:44:00 PM
    I just wish they would give me an extra hours sleep.

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 4:41:00 PM
    Birds are crazy dude lol! Jus kidding, well written poem!

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 7:20:00 AM
    Mystery of nature Gerald I love this pen Ty for your review on Men I have been ill so am far behind on answering remarks. Shadow x smile

    Kithinji Avatar Gerald Kithinji
    Date: 11/4/2013 7:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Get even better quickly... and thanks.
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 2:49:00 PM
    I'm close to the Mid-Atlantic coastline, and I see a lot of birds migrating inland to my territory as well. Good descriptiveness here.

    Kithinji Avatar Gerald Kithinji
    Date: 11/4/2013 7:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Robert for connecting so well.
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 4:15:00 AM
    Gerald, I hope I find you well. There is a poem I've written recently entitled Masai Boyfriend. It was inspired by the strong Kenyan Cultures that I deeply cherish. Thanks also for this Bird poem. I enjoyed the phenomenon in your neighbours!Friend, JM

    Kithinji Avatar Gerald Kithinji
    Date: 11/4/2013 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm well shamwari. Thanks for the visit and for that inspiring Masai Boyfriend poem. Sisonke!
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 7:28:00 PM's a strange phenomenon.. isn't it? The black birds do the same thing where I live...enjoyed your poem...

    Kithinji Avatar Gerald Kithinji
    Date: 11/4/2013 7:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Donna, so we are all surrounded by these beautiful flyers! I guess I'll write another on these. Thanks for the encouragement.