Dakotah Lavender

A beautiful quail on a branch near by,

she's perched there crying "chi-ca-go".

while there's a hawk circling the sky,

she cries out once more "chi-ca-go".


Across the way is her handsome mate,

to her nervously he's saying "be-care-ful".

"Pit-pit" he calls at an alarming rate,

Then again he says to her "be-care-ful". 


A great grey chest takes to the air,

shortly she follows crying "chi-ca-go".

Grasped in talons, one from the pair,

she repeatedly screeches "chi-ca-go".


Frightened and heartbroken she mourns,

crying out to him constantly, "where'd-ya-go".

Into the rose bush with prickly thorns,

taking cover as she's hiccuping "where'd-ya-go".

  • Author: Dakotah Lavender (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 26th, 2017 21:28
  • Comment from author about the poem: I was outside getting a breath of fresh air and a couple communicating quail gave me this story/poem. Though the ending didn't really happen, I have seen a lonesome quail or two, and the Hawks prey on them. I feel this might have been how it could have happened.
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 40
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  • Goldfinch60

    Sad but nature is wonderful in all its ways.

    • Dakotah Lavender

      Yeah, most people don't realize that creature feel emotions like we do.

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