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Said the worm to the bird

Wally the worm was happy enough, squirming around in the muddy stuff. He popped out his head to take a look and saw he was somewhere near a brook. ‘I seem to have got my bearings all wrong for this is a place I do not belong’ said Wally speaking far too loud, for there stood a bird, chest out proud! ‘Hello Mr. Bird’ said Wally with fear for the bird was simply far too near. ‘Good morning Mr. Worm’ the bird replied, thinking his tummy needed a worm inside. ‘I’ve got this wrong, I took a wrong turn’ said the worm with an awkward wriggle and squirm. ‘Oh, I believe you’ve taken the perfect route’ replied the devious bird who was very astute. ‘Have you ever been taken up in the sky?’ asked the hungry bird preparing to fly. ‘You’re ever so kind but I’m late for my tea because this isn’t really a place I should be’ ‘You’re obviously lost, please let me assist’, said the bird to the worm, who had to persist. ‘You see I can deliver you wherever you'd like' said the bird to the worm, ready to strike. ‘Who’s that I can see up there in the tree? Is it another bird much bigger than thee?’ said the worm to the bird in a bid to deter being eaten, which of course he didn’t prefer. ‘Don’t try that on me, I am no fool’ said the bird to the worm as his beak did drool. 'There's no bird behind, I know for a fact, it's simply a method to try to distract.' In a flash the bird was locked in a beak no longer able to threaten or speak. The bigger bird winked at Wally who's smirking for tomorrow the worm would lure another bird lurking.

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Date: 9/2/2019 8:14:00 AM
You are a whiz with the cute rhymes that kids would love...along with us big kids. Nicely penned Ronald.
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 9/2/2019 8:26:00 AM
Thanks Jeanne. Appreciated...Ron x
Date: 8/28/2019 10:42:00 PM
Delightful, delightful, then there's clever, clever and I don't know I repeated delightful and clever except perhaps in an endeavor to express how very entertained I was. I think I enjoyed myself more than the bigger bird but maybe not as much as your bratty Wally! Very good stuff. All the best ... CayCay
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 8/29/2019 6:00:00 AM
Thank you so much for your positive comments CayCay. Very much appreciated. Best wishes....Ron x
Date: 8/26/2019 8:37:00 PM
G'day Ronald … there is certainly a moral in your story about life in general. I did enjoy the conversation - thanks Ronald - Lindsay
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 8/27/2019 12:37:00 PM
Hi Lindsay, hope you are well. I believe there is a moral in the poem. Pleased you enjoyed the dialogue. Best wishes.... Ron xx
Date: 8/26/2019 7:37:00 PM
Quite the epic tale. A bit of Aesop's Fables in it too. Nice surprise ending. :) gw
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 8/27/2019 12:44:00 PM
Great comment and spot on as usual. Hope all is well...Ron
Date: 8/26/2019 6:34:00 PM
This was so cute, Ronald! I was not expecting that ending. Blessings, Kim
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Date: 8/27/2019 12:45:00 PM
Kim, glad you liked the poem and that the ending was a surprise. Blessings, Ron x