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Owl Parliament, Eagle Owl Presiding

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Cast of Characters who speak in my poem:

Elf Owl: 

Eagle Owl: 

Pygmy Owl:

 

 

 

 

Owl Parliament is now in session, so be quiet please. All whistles, hoots, growls, grunts and screeches need to cease. As the largest of you all, I’m in charge, you see. Not to mention, I have killed four warthogs and a monkey! Sir Snowy thinks we need to show a more united front to stand against our predators when they are on the hunt. Why are we killing one another? We’re a dying breed! There are other birds out there on which we all could feed. Let’s get to know each other and what makes us so unique. Miss Elf, our very smallest, I invite you first to speak. Hello, my fellow owls. As some of you may know, five inches is about as tall as my kind ever grow. I’d like to teach you something so you won’t be so inclined to kill each other or to come after my own kind! I’ve learned, besides small animals, there’s other stuff to eat. Fruit, especially prickly pear, can make a yummy treat. I hope you’ll try to eat some fruit. Seeds are so good too. And now, my dear friend Pygmy, can we hear from you? Thank you, Elf. I represent the owl who likes to toot. And I am not ashamed to say that I don’t give a hoot! I’ve been asked by Eagle Owl to warn you of some dangers. Guard your talons and your feathers from some human strangers. There are some so ignorant, they’ll want to take your eyes or make of you a broth because your vision they so prize! We’ve got depth perception, but myths we must dispel. Since our eyes are tubular, up close we don’t see well. For our enemies, this can make us easy prey. But our hearing is so good, it can save the day. What we hear is magnified times ten. My fellow owls, I have to say we are the best compared to other fowls. But beware. We’re also seen as bad luck. Simply for misconceptions (all man-made), they’d nail us to their door. I give the floor to Eagle now. A mighty owl is he. As cunning as a hawk, he shows us all how we can be. Thank you, Pygmy. I now have a few more parting words. Barn owls, true owls, all of you are such fantastic birds. Please realize that other owls are not your enemies, but rather fences, pesticides, and tearing down of trees. The humans have endangered us, yet still they find us cute. Be wise. If caught by one of them, just give a tiny hoot. I’ve seen the humans ooh and ah just to hear our sound. We’re a bird that most of them would like to have around. So never fear. With your big eyes, just sweetly blink and coo. Then do that swivel with your neck that we all like to do. They’ll be like putty in your talons. I am sure of that. I bet we could become the pet to supersede the cat! This meeting is adjourned. I hope that all owls will unite to truly be what we are known for; wise ones of the night.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 4/23/2016 1:30:00 PM
I think you've made a case for animal veganism (which I'm not). Can a carnivore (or omnivore) adjust to life as a herbivore? It should be noted that carnivores often have larger brains than their plant eating counterparts. And what about the plight of the plants!? ;-)
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Date: 2/17/2016 5:17:00 AM
Wow!!!! The owls in the pictures look as though they are talking as you have written!!! Really captivating and enchanting... Congrats Andrea, for your first placement in the Owls Contest!!! ;-)
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Date: 2/16/2016 4:16:00 PM
Such and informative write about owls through poetry!! Great work!!! This deserves a bold CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! AND A 7 RATING FROM ME!!!
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Date: 2/16/2016 12:37:00 PM
Andrea, Congratulations on your "Owls Personification form WIN." Always ~LINDA~
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Date: 2/16/2016 1:00:00 AM
Great one Andrea.. congrats on much deserved first place podium.
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Date: 2/15/2016 11:49:00 PM
Great write and win Andrea...Congrats
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Date: 2/15/2016 8:01:00 PM
Congratulations! So a #1 beyond any doubt. This is a brilliant personification! Enjoyed reading it and you never cease to amaze :)
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Date: 2/15/2016 5:40:00 PM
...ALL RISE!! Well deserved top spot Andrea. Creative take on the theme, with a dab of humor, a pinch of concern, and a gavel to close. WICKED PISSA!!!
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Date: 2/15/2016 3:26:00 PM
Omg this is clever and a truly deserving first place winner Andrea! You did your homework and it really paid off. This is amazing and a fave. This should make you feel better after getting that N/A in that free verse contest. I am happy to be on the list in third place! #7 ; )
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Date: 2/15/2016 3:16:00 PM
dropping back with my congrats - i loved your unique take on the theme:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 2/15/2016 10:17:00 AM
Well written congrats on 1st place xxx Well thought of and good imagination x
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Date: 2/15/2016 10:10:00 AM
Nice take on the owl them, Andrea. Congratulations on your First Place win. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 2/15/2016 10:05:00 AM
What an original way to write for the contest!! Clever are you!! Congrats once again to you Andrea !! Cute poem!
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Date: 2/15/2016 8:27:00 AM
Owls are fantastic creatures...like your poem...congratulations!
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Date: 2/15/2016 7:20:00 AM
great poem a lot of work gone into it ie researched well done stephen
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Date: 2/15/2016 6:51:00 AM
Back to say congratulations, Andrea for your 1st place poem. Very original.
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Date: 2/15/2016 3:23:00 AM
So creative, Andrea. Congrats on your well deserved first place. Elaine
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Date: 2/14/2016 10:25:00 PM
Andrea, your “Owl Parliament, Eagle Owl Presiding” was wonderful! Thank you so much for writing a very special poem for my contest I was honored. Happy Valentine’s Day Hugs Eve
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Date: 2/14/2016 10:21:00 PM
Congratulations on your win! What a delightful poem! :) A fav and 7 for me!
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Date: 2/14/2016 3:32:00 PM
A lesson about owls and in a great poem. I wish I had you as a teacher, it would have made learning so much fun.
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Date: 2/14/2016 12:31:00 AM
Love all your thoughts in this one. We have families of barred owls in our back yard who have adopted my wife. They are thought of as cats with wings. I wrote (and posted) 'Barred Owl' in their honor. Hadn't lately heard my muse but just posted a couple I hope you'll read sometime.
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Date: 2/13/2016 11:02:00 PM
You kicked poem and owl butt! You rocked this, research was done and presented in excellent and entertaining rhyme. Sandra, too, apparently studied her great owl poem and between the two of you, I could not choose. I know I will bow to you both and go my way. Truly excellent poetry ... CayCay
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Date: 2/13/2016 7:05:00 PM
Hi Andreea, awesome entry.... I read a few for this contest, And I'm amazed at two of the other entries. I think one was by Connie the other by Eliane. It kind of made me want to write one. But you know me, I never leave my comfort zone. How you are well Andrea The Great.... Always ~LINDA ~lOVE~
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Date: 2/13/2016 6:10:00 PM
My late father liked owls and had drawings and statues of them. I hope you and yours are well, Are you entering this intriguing work in a contest? Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 2/13/2016 3:50:00 PM
Nice funny poem expressed gloriously. Good luck and A7, my lovely friend,bl
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