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Pete the Parakeet


I recently bought a parakeet

He's green and yellow and his name is Pete

Now this parakeet (whose name is Pete)

Used to be really sweet

But now for some strange reason

Everyone he sees, Pete thinks is teasin' (him)

For when your hand, you stick in his cage

Pete goes into a terrible rage

He tries to crawl under his paper

Which for some reason Pete thinks is safer

But if on his perch you would rather he be

Just put on a record (Paul McCartney)

For when he hears it

He turns flips and sings

If you're lucky, he'll jump on his swing

I want him to trust me

Give kisses and speak

But what do you expect?

I've only had Pete a week!



Kathryn Collins (author) from UK on August 01, 2020:

Hi Jason! Thank you for your comment. I suppose my reply is better late than never huh? :-) Birds are amazing. Animals are amazing. Pete was sweet. I also had a blue one named Ringo with a completely different personality (Best and Starr) This was when I was in highschool. I am a full fledged (middle-aged) grown up now. . .

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on March 26, 2020:

Hi Ruth. I hope all is well. I loved this super cute poem. Parakeets are cool birds. We use to own a parrot named Chubs. It was an amazing bird with a big personality. They get really attached to people. I'm sure Pete will be an amazing pet too.

Kathryn Collins (author) from UK on March 11, 2020:

I knew I would receive a "snappy" comment from Kyler concerning records. Ha ha ha

Then again, Kyler is a pretty smart guy...

Yea, I know vinyl is more popular these days. Years ago I had heard a story about some kids that played a record thru and thought the song they wanted was not on it, until their dad explained that they needed to turn it over. They had been thinking of CDs which have only one side. :-)

Bushra thanks! Where's Grammarly when you need it? Maybe I ignored that one... :-)

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 11, 2020:

This one is cute.

Wish you lots of luck.

Thanks for sharing.

Anya Ali from Rabwah, Pakistan on March 11, 2020:

I think you should switch 'him be' for 'he be'. Good poem!

Kyler J Falk from California on March 10, 2020:

There are more records and record players in the hands of young hipsters than there ever were when they were actually considered top-notch tech! So boo on you, hahahaha!

A very funny poem, though, birds are some of the greatest pets in the world; if not some of the saddest when their owners never let them out of their forced-confinement.

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