The Humiliated Bird

Written for:  The Muse #47


Ah, here we go again.  Another
St. Patrick’s Day, and I am
made to look the fool. Painted up
all green like that foolish gecko. It is
simply not my color. She’s looking
out the window, in her own greenery,
waiting for that obnoxious
guy she sees. He will, no doubt,
have outdone her on the wearin’ of.
Ah, but we’ll all have some emerald
-colored beer.  Cheers!

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to The Humiliated Bird

  1. Edwin Rigg says:

    lol . . . . . I love it. Never in a million years would I have thought of this approach. That’s the great thing about what we are doing. So many different ideas. Loved the read, Sara . . . 🙂


  2. coalblack says:

    i HATE that gecko! Instant channel change! It isn’t easy to create an unappealing animal spokesperson, but they did it.


  3. Carrie V. H. says:

    A clever and unique take on the photo Sara! I love it!


  4. wyndolynne says:

    trying not to read this in the same tone i imagine my dogs using every time the holiday bandannas come out…


  5. Vicki says:

    Lol, love it. Cheers, Sara.


  6. Susie Clevenger says:

    This made me giggle. My mother’s name was McCleary and I haven’t even put on any green or drank a green beer. lol


  7. This made me smile….green beer would be a bit off putting. I have a friend who uses green food colouring on every dinner item on St Patrick’s Day, green mashed potatoes etc. My grandma loved this day.


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