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Birds, Squirrel, Chipmunk and the Chicken From Next Door


A Variety Act

A lot like the Gong Show

Each doing their own thing

All wanting the same food

The bird feeder I fill and hang

Each trying to get it before the other

Nobody fighting for it

The birds fly in and peck away

When the squirrel comes running across the lawn

Off they go

The squirrel climbing up on top of the railing

Leaping down on to the bird feeder

Then comes a Chipmunk racing across our deck

Under a bush you can see a chicken

Digging away and zig zagging back and forth

Slowly walking in this direction

An animal act different than any other

Each focused on food

Instinctively they all know there is enough to go around

One animal taking time to eat

Then the birds come back when all is quiet

To bad we as people can't learn from the birds and the animals

We are suppose to be more intelligent

Sometimes I just don't know

Every day I see how nature graciously reminds us

There is another way that works

All we have to do is be willing and able

Then reality could be so much different

Than what we see on the news and through out the world

I view I would proudly could call my home


DREAM ON (author) on June 20, 2018:

Chitrangada Sharan I could watch the animals play all day. As it may time slips away and then I feel great but get nothing accomplished. So I enjoy it when I can. Hearing about your day sounds terrific. I know when I leave I feel refreshed and so peaceful and relaxed inside my own body. Thank you for reading and sharing. Life is all about caring. I am amazed how many birds come to visit. Happy writing.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 20, 2018:

What a delightful scene, beautifully described in this poem!

This is my most precious view, early in the morning, in my balcony.

I spread some grains, and fill a pot with water. Many birds, parrots, squirrels and some rare visitors come from nowhere, and while we enjoy our tea time, they enjoy their food and water.

It’s a great example of peaceful coexistence, which we humans should learn from them.

Thanks for sharing this refreshing poem!

DREAM ON (author) on June 17, 2018:

lunaticdiaries Well I am not sure which is greater or best. The life that we live or the life that we dream of living. Maybe a good combination of both. In our mind we can change at situation and make the outcome different. What happens to us is physical and can be altered by our state of mind. I enjoy your writings too. You don't have to go crazy and write up a storm. It would be great to see a few over time. Thank you so much. I will always try to find fun in our life just when we thought it disappeared. Have a great night.

lunaticdiaries on June 15, 2018:

Sounds very peaceful & fun in your backyard DreamOn. Everybody has their place, does their own thing & carries on happily. Life is sometimes better kept as innocent as you make it sound. It's great to your poetry

lunaticdiaries on June 15, 2018:

Sounds like a busy yet peaceful yard you have DreamOn. Everyone knows their place, does their own thing & gets along. I wish life was so simple & peaceful. Nice to read your poems again

DREAM ON (author) on June 13, 2018:

Ann Carr I wish I could turn it into an animal Musical. Fun and exciting. It is funny to see how animals interact with each other. Then how people learn to disturb their beauty. We don't have any Magpies in Maine but we do have Mocking birds that seem to be quite aggravating. (lol) I guess you have to stir the pot occasionally.Thank you for reading and sharing. I always love to see your comments and friendly thoughts.

Ann Carr from SW England on June 12, 2018:

This conjures up such a lively scene. Nature does seem to be in harmony sometimes - until I hear the coarse chuntering of the magpie as he disturbs another nest!

Sorry I haven't visited for a while but I'm still making my way through the backlog slowly.

Great poem.


DREAM ON (author) on June 11, 2018:

Gypsy Rose Lee I love how each animal is so different but so many can exist in the wild. Even though there is those fierce animals that turn other animals into prey. The cycle of life. It keeps balance in the world. Thank you so much for stopping in and checking out my thoughts going forward. Keep up the good work.

DREAM ON (author) on June 11, 2018:

Michael-Milec I for one can and will watch animals every day.Learning something new is so much fun. Finding a way to do things better and faster makes me even happier. There are so many things to do that if we apply ourselves the result can be phenomenal. Thank you for taking the time to read my poems of life. Have a blessed night.

DREAM ON (author) on June 11, 2018:

Shyron E. Shenko I understand we are stubborn and want to do it our own way. Common sense we dictate if it doesn't work time and time again it is time to trying something that does work. Getting along and moving along. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. May everything be nice for you and your family.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on June 10, 2018:

How delightful to have so many creatures about. Something I love. I've got all the neighbors' dogs on three sides and my own cat Sid and of course, for the summer bird choruses in the trees.

Michael Milec on June 10, 2018:

Insightful words “ all we have to do is be willing then able.”

Willingness is the key element as I understand the animals performing around the bird feeder... Nex follows all is easy if only one wants to.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on June 08, 2018:

Hello Dream on, yes there could be peace on if we could on learn from the animals.

Blessings my friend

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