Three Little Birds

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  No Houses

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

Three little birds,

sitting up in a tree,

one can't chirp

one can't listen

one can't see.

The first tries to motion to the other,

"Pass me that seed."

"I can't hear"

whistles the other right back,

then shows the third, 

blindly waiting and singing,

 "You are being set up, even I can see

its just a trap." 

Only one hears the truth but cannot repeat,

as the other never listened to it,

and the last,

never saw a thing.

Three little birdies sitting in a tree,

one says to the other,

that can barely see,

"What did he show you,

was it the seed I want?" 

It shrugs its wings,

unawakened by the taunt.

"What did he say?

 asks the one that cannot hear,

right into the eyes of the other

that sees no fear,

"I am without sight."

The other tries to listen 

but it falls on deaf ears,

now up to the three,

trying to find a way, 

to listen,

to speak,

to see.

Three little birds, 

sitting up in a tree.



Submitted: May 02, 2018

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For some reason when I read the title and saw the cover photo it reminded me of bob Marley lol anyhow , that's off topic. This is fantastic just like everything else you have written. It is if these birds have problems and they can't understand each other . It is like they are confused or puzzled by the other's response. A very contradicting poem . But , very good . Well penned doc .

Wed, May 2nd, 2018 3:19am


Well thats why I chose those colors, as Marley ( in my tag line ) wrote a song called "Three Little Birds" it just made sense to me to use that title as I though of the see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil idea.
Its a very muddled piece and was not very easy to write in "poem" form because it involved a lot of descriptive action words to explain what was going, which sort takes away from the flow of it, but I liked how it came out anyways so I went with it!
Thanks for the comment Christopher !

Wed, May 2nd, 2018 4:49pm


What a clever write, Doc... I love the commotion and the issues the birds experience. Well penned!

Wed, May 2nd, 2018 1:25pm


Well, I am glad the commotion came across, as it was actually a bit chaotic to write and deliver a message using the "see no, hear no, speak no, evil" theme.

Thank you so much for words and I love all of your poetry btw ! :D

Wed, May 2nd, 2018 4:54pm

Mike S.

Those Hitchcockian crazy bird-cats--excellent, Doc

Wed, May 2nd, 2018 6:03pm


I think Hitchcockian might one of new favorite words !
Thank you very much Mike !

Wed, May 2nd, 2018 4:55pm


Kind of leaves me thinking about the seed. A lot more to this than on the surface, I think, Doc. Well done.

Wed, May 2nd, 2018 8:41pm


It is very much a challenge to try and let three characters communicate ( one blind, one deaf, one mute, with regards to " speak no, hear no, see no evil" and have something that makes sense, come from it. In my mind when I think of it, it all makes sense, but when I read it like I did not write it, from a different perspective, its very weird )))
Thank you very much Hully !

Wed, May 2nd, 2018 5:02pm

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