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Humans in Metaphor of Rain Forest Birds: A Rhyme to Entertain

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


Soft feathers cannot make a cruel bird kind.

-- Munia Khan

Let's try to see ourselves as birds of a different flock

each is twitting what comes natural to our kind

some of them not very musical, like a hawk

and some of us melodious and refined.

To a musically ignorant bird short for rhapsody is rap

while Mozart is the name of the newest tranquilizer

telling the mountain about musical generation gap

and somewhat suggestive of who might be wiser.

Which is clearly telling of wide variety of birds here

in this concrete, steel, and glass jungle of our own

some of the sounds coming from nothing but fear

others being mating calls, those very well known.

Then, some are trying to find a common tune

as if to establish a harmony in these woods

others just screech like a wounded baboon

ruthlessly spreading their crappy moods.

Then, similar are sound effects of a pop music type

with that screaming in the notes as if out of pain

only less annoying than the Scottish bagpipe

less painful than being run down by train.

Our rain forest displays so many different sounds

but after a while it's just one monotonous noise

so with much happening on the forest ground

it's a dynamics only a deaf person enjoys.

For, the less we hear them, the smarter they look

some even seem gorgeous until they start yapping

others bore you like they jumped out of a jungle book

so inspirational that they inspire for a good long napping.

© 2022 Val Karas

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