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How Do I Love Thee? Poem Contest

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  1. Macawnutz

    Macawnutz Gone Nutz! Super Administrator AA Advertising Exec Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    Poem Contest

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    Rules

    1. One entree per member
    2. Poem can be any length
    3. Poem must be written from your bird's perspective
    4. Theme is Bird Toys
    5. Deadline for entries is August 22nd.

    Winner will receive $25 Gift Certificate
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  2. MommyBird

    MommyBird Rollerblading along the road Avenue Veteran

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    I'm glad we have a few weeks for this because I gotta get thinking!
     
  3. Percy&Ivan

    Percy&Ivan Rollerblading along the road Shutterbugs' Best

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    Can we just post it here like we did for the icecream
     
  4. Macawnutz

    Macawnutz Gone Nutz! Super Administrator AA Advertising Exec Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    Yes
     
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  5. Percy&Ivan

    Percy&Ivan Rollerblading along the road Shutterbugs' Best

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    Now, I don't know how to format a poem so.....
     
  6. Percy&Ivan

    Percy&Ivan Rollerblading along the road Shutterbugs' Best

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    Hi! I'm Percy. I would like to dedicate this poem to @parrothotel :)


    Oh, I have a swing
    It's my most favorite thing
    While I'm on this toy,
    I'm filled with the uttermost joy!

    It looks like a spring
    And on it I'll sing and I'll sing
    It's really quite simple
    I'm not crazy for all of that birdy bling
    It's just some string and beads
    I'm very easy to please! (Just don't tell dad that!)

    Oh, how I love my swing
    So thanks so much, Stephanie!
    You have made a perfect toy recipe
    Oh how I love my swing!

    Original Poem By: His Royal Higness (Jester/nuisance) whoops who wrote that :innocent:
     
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  7. Parrot Hotel & Shop

    Parrot Hotel & Shop Rollerblading along the road Avenue Veteran Vendor

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    LOL so cute. I love it :)
     
  8. Mizzely

    Mizzely Cruising the avenue Celebirdy of the Month Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    The Intruder

    A new thing came into my cage today,
    So many textures, and colors, dangling, swaying before me.
    I keep an eye on it as I grab a pellet,
    daring it to move toward me.
    It's near my favorite perch and I don't like it there.
    I give a warning call,
    letting my flock mate know that an intruder has appeared in our midst.
    I decide to sleep elswhere tonight just to be sure it means no harm.

    Weeks go by, and it hasn't moved.
    I decide to risk going back to my favorite perch.
    I brush too close, and the stranger comes back at me!
    I rally my battle cry and strike!

    The balsa melts between my beak.
    The yucca powders as I bite.
    The pine resists, but chips away and falls to the floor.
    I grab the leather with my talons and crunch the beads.

    An hour later, the carnage is laid out beneath me,
    and the skeleton dangles as a warning.

    The Keeper sees the destruction, catalogs it with photos, and croons at me.
    I bob my head and puff my head in satisfaction.
    She removes the body and I am safe.

    Then she puts in a new foe...
    I'm keeping my eye on it. Just in case.
     
  9. Birdbabe

    Birdbabe Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Veteran

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  10. Percy&Ivan

    Percy&Ivan Rollerblading along the road Shutterbugs' Best

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    Haha that's perfect!
     
  11. Macawnutz

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    If I could only like it twice! ;)
     
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  12. Animallover03

    Animallover03 Biking along the boulevard Celebirdy of the Month Loves to Like

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    These are great! :)
     
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  13. Emma Maitland

    Emma Maitland Strolling the yard

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    Nando is my name,
    Chewing is my game.
    Wood? No biggy.
    Rope? Never tricky.

    I love making my mommy spend money on me,
    Every day is a shopping spree.
    New toys! New toys!
    Playing is what I enjoy!

    Some may say I’m pampered,
    But as long as I have plenty of toys, I’ll never be angered.
    Sqauky as I may seem,
    I could never be mean.

    This poem goes out to you mommy,
    Thank you for spoiling me!
     
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  14. Animallover03

    Animallover03 Biking along the boulevard Celebirdy of the Month Loves to Like

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    My name is Grumbles.
    And I grumble and mumble.
    I love toys- but only some,
    Only the best natural toys for me.

    Color they say- I say no way.
    Shredding all day- that's how I play!

    I love my cork perch very much- and plain balsa is my rush! I play all day- on the natural toy train- and love natural so much!

    (Dedicated to my awsum mom and @parrothotel :D)
     
  15. macawpower58

    macawpower58 Biking along the boulevard Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran Shutterbugs' Best

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    The Hunt

    She's on a hunt, a hunt she says.
    Looks hi, looks low, looks to, looks fro
    looks up, looks down, looks all around

    A string, a book, some rolled up thing
    A cup, a cap, whatever is that
    A cloth, a towel, a big fluffy hat

    She's doing a search, a search for me
    looking for that needle under the hay
    To find me a gift, a gift or three

    I ask not much, not much I ask
    Just bring me a toy, a toy with to play
    To wrestle, to tug, to rend and fray

    She's on a hunt, she hunts all day
    No money to spend, but that's OK
    She looked all day, she looked all night

    And right before bed, she found the one
    The perfect piece, the exact thing for me
    A soft piece of fleece, all fuzzy and fun

    I can wriggle up tight, snuggle all night
    In the morning I'll play. I'll pull and fight
    My new soft toy, my new delight

    I love the girl, that girl of mine
    She was on hunt, a hunt she said
    She did it for me, she did just fine
     
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  16. Percy&Ivan

    Percy&Ivan Rollerblading along the road Shutterbugs' Best

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    Thats so sweet:swoon:
     
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  17. gibsongrrrl

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    yay! what fun:swoon:
     
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  18. Greycloud

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    My Water Bowl

    As I sit here on my bowl,
    the water beneath me begins to glow.
    A pretty green like shades of waves
    obviously I didn't behave!

    Sometimes you just have to poop,
    water bowl be damned looks like pea soup!
    do I dare taste it with my beak?
    I just can't touch it with my feet.

    I was a very naughty bird,
    using my bowl to drop a turd!
    Now mom is on her way to me
    wait till she sees the color of peas.

    Keene, young lady that's not polite
    going potty in water is a fright!
    I climb up onto my boing swing
    as mom removes the stinky thing.

    Fresh clear water appears so thirsty I drink
    Mom shakes her head and gives me a wink
    As she leaves I have to smile
    the pea green soup will be back in a little while!
     
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  19. Clueless

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    I was loved.

    But then my world exploded around me.
    A giant of giants, a huge enemy
    Hands and scary things and no way out.....
    Why, oh why, did this come about?

    Years passed, and a home I found
    I could be content where this zoo did abound
    A giant of giants but gentle was she
    Orange marmalade on toast, breakfast shared with me

    We would grow old together or so I thought
    But time kept moving and life would be wrought
    Death does happen, giants can't control those things
    I'm cramped within wires, no room to spread wings

    Then life turned again. A giant of giants appeared
    Could it be? Once again life had veered.
    I'm not happy, not thrilled, in fact I'm quite pissed
    Let's see how the giant likes it, when I do nothing but hiss

    Two giants live here and I've made awful noise
    Despite my hissing and biting, I still get more toys
    They murmur softly. I'm starting to be less stressed.
    Clearly I've landed in a place where I'm blessed

    I am loved.
     
  20. Birdbabe

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    This is awesome,:hug8:
     
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