Pigeon – Stay in the Tree

A Christmas Story for Rezzan

Pigeon – Stay in the Tree

Why be delightful
When you can annoy a crow?
Why live in the moment
When times seem slow?

Gurgle, chirp

Why sit on a shoulder
Instead of a golden bough?
Why puff up your feather
When it’s cold here and now?

Gurgle, chirp

Sit on a stoop.
Live in the trees.
Dive for a meal.
Fly in the breeze.
Let out a silent squeal.

Gurgle, chirp

Stay in the trees
or you’ll get in trouble.
Without a branch,
you live in dirt and rubble.

Gurgle, chirp


Written for:

Jingle Poetry
Short Story Slam Week 19

Image Credit to Whitebook @ DeviantArt, titled A Christmas Story for Rezzan

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on January 18, 2012, in http://bluebellbooks.blogspot.com/, Poetry and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Enjoyed the rhyme and lighthearted flow!

  2. nice piece. i like the refrain between the stanzas, and I like the nice rhyming pattern. a pigeon, in a nutshell.

  3. Cute a whimsical spin on a dramatic and wonderfully done work of art. Your poem was nice add to it. kinda brought in the sun

  4. This was fun…I went dark with the prompt

  5. Great flow! Enjoyable read. 🙂

  6. lovely wonders, well done.

  7. This was a fun read and very well done. Made me kind of wish I was a bird flying freely from tree to tree. Blessings!


  8. lol, this was quite enjoyable Zongrik! great take on the prompt!! smiles, Terri

  9. It’s refreshing to find a fun read amongst the entries – my favourite kind, too!

  10. great! i was picturing the pigeon in the dirt&rubble of the city pecking at all the food stubbles.

  11. Those foods are generally made up of simple grains and nuts, which are necessary in the diet of the pigeon.

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