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Feed the Birds

I woke up one morning with snow on the ground
The world seemed silent – there was hardly a sound
Birds were sitting on the garage looking at me
Because the bird table was empty you see.

Downstairs in my PJ’s and flip flops I went
Reached into the food cupboard with my back bent
Seeds and nuts from cupboard to bowl
Opened the back door and stepped into the cold

Across the patio without a slip
At the edge of the lawn I took my trip
Bang I went down bottom first then back
When my head hit the floor it didn’t crack

Lying on the ground looking into the sky
The birds flew off I wonder why
My legs were wet and my bottom soggy
I was quite relieved my head wasn’t groggy

My bowls contents were all over the floor
On hands and knees I went back to the door
PJ’s and flip flops off in front of the fire
Wellies, coat and jeans more suitable attire

Seeds and nuts from cupboard to bowl
Opened the back door and stepped into the cold
Across the patio without a slip
And down the lawn without a trip

Bird table full, coffee I was needing
Soon the birds were busily feeding
My back was aching and bottom sore
Wellies left for future feeds by the back door.

With a very sore neck my pals I did call
Did I get much sympathy about my fall?
One friend in particular came out with the words
Only you could get whiplash from feeding the birds.

 © Margaret Shaw 
February 2021

February 21st 2021