Fable about a Rapping Bird: A Satiric Poem

Updated on May 19, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

In a mighty kingdom very far away

lived this wisest bird in entire wood

hunting at night, and sleeping at day

known for patience and a happy mood.


Along came new neighbor to branch above

and strange was the way he kept yapping

some birds would say it was about love

until he revealed it was called rapping.


Audience gathered to listen to the rapper

while sleepy owl couldn't help yawning

then fell asleep missing her supper

and stayed up till next morning.


Insulted got rapper by this yawning bird

that showed no respect for his chanting

then he asked the owl if she was a nerd

ending it with cussing, and bitter ranting.


Owl was listening calmly thinking it was rap

then flew up few branches above that rapping

now dropped on the rapper some rewarding crap

while everyone else being so busy politely clapping.


Moral of the story for all to know

is about music that has to be right

sometimes dynamic, sometimes slow

for listening at days or listening at night.


But no matter what, don't let it be rap

for those listening in car, or under moon

if you don't want reward to look like crap

so at least play something that has a tune.

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      Vladimir Karas 4 weeks ago from Canada

      Larry---You said it.

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      Larry W Fish 4 weeks ago from Raleigh

      I agree with you totally, Val. I grew up in the 1950s so I think a lot of this modern stuff is garbage too. I like the old time country music. A lot of this new so called country music is not country to me, it is learning more toward rock music. I think it stinks.

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      Vladimir Karas 4 weeks ago from Canada

      Larry---When I hear rap it brings up a picture of a bunch of savages dancing around fire and reciting their monotonous chant void of any tune, any musical sense, just a rhythmic yapping.

      I know, my taste is old-fashioned, because I also could never get those modern cubistic paintings with all scrambled contents. Maybe it's not even about taste but some existing esthetic criteria. Otherwise anything goes as "art", and even a toddler's finger-painting should sell for millions, just like does this screaming-in-notes these days known as "modern music".

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      Larry W Fish 4 weeks ago from Raleigh

      A good one, Val, so funny, I couldn't help but laugh. I feel pretty much the same way about rap, it is crap!

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