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The Tail Of The Narrow Sparrow: He Picked The Wrong Sill To Chill...

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Bluesy Socrateaser
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A sparrow skidded onto my windowsill this morning
The bird seemed to be summoning my attention, so I gave it to him
He then proceeded to whisper a few unsolicited ‘critiques’ of my ‘Cabin’ poems

“An old joke, you are Bluesy-boy! You’re merely a syllable in a cosmic myth!
Why, the stars themselves are laughing at your appalling arrogance!
Didn’t you know that SELF has no I in it at all?”

An agreeable breeze encouraged the leaves scattered outside to applaud...
while inside, my deflated ego battled my ‘acme’ brand of intelligence
So, taking careful aim at my would-be-editor, I ended my ‘Tale’...and his, with a bang

(There was supposed to be a moral to this story...but I ran out of ammunition)

...just bein' Bluesy

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Hey Bluesy,
Reminds me of a cadence my first husband learned in the military:

  A little bird with a little bill
  flew on to my windowsill.
  I coaxed him in, with a crumb of bread
  and then I smashed his 'funny' head.

Who knew windowsills were so high risk for little birds? ~L

Bluesy Socrateaser
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As an ex-Marine, I've marched to and called many a cadence. In retrospect, it all sounds innocent enough, if not downright funny, in a sick sort of way, but it's all just a part of taking otherwise ordinary people (some) and teaching them to kill without conscience and yet with a purpose.

Somebody's got to do it, so I did it! That blasted bird had it comin!   





...just bein' Bluesy
 
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