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No American Idol

A gentle hush fell over the pond
The crickets ceased their evening song
Many jewel-toned feathers circled and flew
And perched as tonight's "Idol" audience grew

Poor little bird looks out from his tree top place
His voice must enthrall them in the "Idol" race!!
He must choose the right song, and be a hit, 
Just one more chance is all he gets!

Oh My! He sees Jennifer Lovebird, soft feathered, and fair
And Steven Tucan, in the judging chair!!
Ol’ Randy Jaybird with his ‘Hot Dog’ hoots!
Oh dear, this poor little songbird, is shaking in his boots!

With stage fright, he fears his chance is bleak
He opens up his tiny beak
With not even one tender note, so sweet
All he can muster,  is one awful squeak!!

Quickly, Ryan Redbrest flaps his wings....hops to the branch
And clamps him shut, without a glance!
Poor little bird,....! He's lost his chance!
To sing among the tallest trees,
To win the prize, with songs to please...
Or be a part of history!     :(  
               So off he flies, into the breeze....!   

For Francine Roberts Contest "Enough!"

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  1. Date: 2/16/2013 8:51:00 AM
    one of my few TV shows. I usually watch after they get down to about 20 or so and the talent starts showing. I see this one won a contest. how come I'm not surprised?

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 11:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Francine's contest Carrie. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 6:27:00 PM
    Using the American Idol theme is very clever Carrie. Many congratulations on your win with this super poetry. Have a lovely weekend....:)

  1. Date: 5/11/2011 3:47:00 PM
    You Babe are a great rhymer and flows it well. you tell a story cast a spell you are worth first place by me but im stuck under the apple tree love it Don

  1. Date: 5/11/2011 2:06:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 5/11/2011 10:58:00 AM
    How creative! fabulous win dear Souper!

  1. Date: 5/11/2011 8:33:00 AM
    Many congratulations on your wins, Carrie : )

  1. Date: 5/11/2011 5:55:00 AM
    Aww..I feel so sad for the lil birdie! You'll have to make up another with a happy ending ?...:) very well written, directed and produced, Carrie! Congratulations to you on a well deserved win.

  1. Date: 5/11/2011 5:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in the contest of francine, Carrie

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 8:21:00 PM
    Congrats Carrie on your super win in Francine's contest with this sweet write.. a great title so unique ..enjoy another well deserved win luv..

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 8:17:00 PM
    Another great one, Carrie. Your creative depth is very impressive. Congrats.

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 8:02:00 PM
    Carrie-This contest spurred some very lovely poems-yours is excellent. I don't watch Idol but I know the hysteria associated with it. This was an excellent write. Congrats. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 7:59:00 PM
    Dear Carrie, you already know how much I love this poem, a fave for me. Congratulations on your win in Francine's contest. Best wishes, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 7:44:00 PM
    very inventive interpretation Carrie, congrats on your 8th place win in my contest

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 6:05:00 PM
    This is really cool, Carrie especially for fans of Idol! UNIQUE

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 8:02:00 AM
    Carrie, this poem is amazing and wonderful, and not just because I adore birds, it is gripping in its beauty as only you can do, best of luck in the contest and thanks for your ever uplifting comments on my poetry~~

  1. Date: 5/9/2011 2:41:00 PM
    Hello dear poet ! I just love the way you acclimatized this write Carrie, and I'm certain you will get many ecstatic comments! What a great entry ! Have a pleasant week my friend, and thanx for the fun here ! With much love, james

  1. Date: 5/8/2011 4:27:00 PM
    fine sense of humor and nice way of saying things...u create a situation here sensitive and funny in the same time... it was a pleasure...

  1. Date: 5/8/2011 11:12:00 AM
    WOWWW! How imaginative. I'm a big Idol fan and I love the way you described the singer as the "poor little bird." Ryan Redbreast would toss me off the show if he heard me sing. And old Randy Jaybird seems to have picked up where Simon Cowell left off with harsher comments. This goes to my faves!! Hope Francine has seen Idol because this should take the top spot! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/7/2011 6:36:00 PM
    * Ow * that poor little birdie * i wonder if he's all shook up like Elvis * Smile * i loved Elvis and * i also love this brilliant and sweeet poem * “Beautiful & Extremely Gifted Carrie” * i haven't viewed American Idol this year * but i loved walking through its glitter again with * “The Loveliness of Your Soft & Wonderful Touch” * i shall fave this precious * “Jewel” * hugs and kisses * kisses and hugs * sarah