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What It Would Take

To lift you and fly you away Five million houseflies: To help you take flight Four hundred thirty seven thousand Honeybees: That hopefully wouldn’t sting Sixty five thousand Butterflies: Straining with all their might Eleven thousand Hummingbirds: In a blur of frantic wings Four hundred thousand bats (winged rats!): To bear you off without a sound Four hundred forty one pigeons: In a swirl of blue and grey Thirty one Bald Eagles: To lift both you and me off the ground Fly us off to their aerie and then …eat us straightaway…



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  1. Date: 8/22/2014 6:13:00 PM

    I want to try the 31 bald eagles hehe ^^ I have fun reading thanks.
  1. Date: 8/22/2014 5:45:00 PM

    nice write david...your piece is a data mine...