The Woodpecker and The Woodcutter

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A short children's poetic story. Enjoy reading! :-)

The Woodpecker and The Woodcutter

By Harry Little

Once upon a time, there lived a woodpecker

who had three babies. And they lived together

in bark of a tree, which she hammered with her beak.

They lived in the tallest tree, that was trouble-free.

And they had a home, sweet and sweet!

One day, the woodcutter arrived. He had a big axe in hand.

Verily, he wanted some woods for cooking and building.

This worried the woodpecker, quite bad.

For a house was only what she had.

The woodcutter began to BANG! BANG! and BANG!

Oh Goodness! This is so sad, sad, and sad.

“What do I do now?” said the woodpecker.

Firstly, she hammered at his head.

But he had a cap on, so she fled.

Secondly, she grabbed the axe with her tongue so long.

But it was too heavy that she fell on the ground.

Then she sought help from birds nearby. They agreed.

Millions of birds now gathered and started pocking.

Pigeons and Parrots, Crows and Blackbirds.

Sparrows and Swallows, Ravens and Hummingbirds.

Even there came a Bald Eagle, who flew way up high

with the big white Seagull, who also flew nearby.

They pock him on the head and neck, leg and thigh.

Shoulders and chest, knee and an eye.

The woodcutter then CRY! CRY! and CRY!

And so he runs away.

The woodpecker then says, “Bye-bye, Goodbye”.


Submitted: November 01, 2020

© Copyright 2020 Harry Little. All rights reserved.

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