The Uneducated O.A.P

THE LAST SQUALTZ

IT WAS MARCH 2 YEARS AGO, WHEN I CAUGHT HIM BARELY ALIVE

WE WARMED HIM UP, BOUGHT HIM A CAGE, COSTING £39.95

HE WAS WAITED ON, BEAK FEET AND FEATHER

WARM AND CONTENT, OUT IF THAT BAD WEATHER

THEN ONE DAY HE FELL OFF HIS PERCH

WITH AN UNDIGNIFIED FORWARD LURCH

AND BOUNCED ON THE BOTTOM OF HIS GAGE

3 TIMES ACTUALLY 

WITH A SHOCKED LOOK ON HIS FACE LIKE HE JUST SAW A CAT

HE SETTLED DOWN FOR THE FINAL NAP

HE'S NOW GONE TO BUDGIEGOD LAND

OF ENDLESS SEED AND FRESHLY LAID SAND

NO MORE UP AND DOWN THE PERCH WILL HE WALK

OUR BUDGIE HAS SQUAWKED HIS LAST SQUAWK

 

did we do the right thing in catching him to extend his life bored sat in a cage, or should we have let him freeze to death? We dislike caged animals but at least he had an extra 2 years

 

Comments6

  • L. B. Mek

    'IT WAS MARCH 2 YEARS AGO,
    WHEN I CAUGHT HIM
    BARELY ALIVE,
    WE WARMED HIM UP
    BOUGHT HIM A CAGE
    COSTING £39.95'..
    a write of clever rhymes, imbued
    with your endlessly witty insights
    just a great dedication
    and a wonderfully poetic treat, of a read
    thank you my friend..
    two years is a worthwhile addition, to any life
    at the very least, you should be proud of that
    and there's no doubting - ...

    • The Uneducated O.A.P

      Thanks L.B for the fav and your much appreciated words.
      Take care.

    • Doggerel Dave

      Caged or free? A conundrum phrased As a witty rhymer, Bill.
      Enjoyed thoroughly.

      • The Uneducated O.A.P

        Thanks for the time looking in Dave, I guess we are all caged, but our
        "cages "are a little bigger.
        Whatever you do, enjoy.

      • Trenz Pruca

        A clever and enjoyable poem. Thank you.

      • Goldfinch60

        We should always give animals a chance to stay alive.

        Good fun write Bill.

        Andy

        • The Uneducated O.A.P

          Animals, like people all need our help sometimes
          Thanks Andy

        • Accidental Poet

          You gave him a loving home for the final 2 years of his life. I think he'll be waiting for you when your time comes. A wonderful write Bill. ; )

          • The Uneducated O.A.P

            If he is waiting I hope it\'s in another room, he drove us nuts with his constant chattering! Lol
            Thanks for the fav
            Have fun

          • myself and me

            Without life, free means nothing.
            Wonderful story.

            • The Uneducated O.A.P

              Animals, I think are the freest beings on the planet, us humans are tied to our jobs, our houses, our life..
              Thanks for dropping in.



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