The Parrot

Reads: 341  | Likes: 0  | Shelves: 0  | Comments: 1

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Invite

Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

This is a poem I wrote about people not thinking for themselves or stealing other peoples' ideas.

Squawking, gawking, but not really talking

The parrot is perched in his cage

 

Glaring, staring, but not really caring

How he sends me into a rage

 

Waiting, baiting, but not contemplating

For just a word from me

 

He steals my word

Like a clever bird

And claims it as his own

 

He struts around

With pride unbound

And demands his rightful due

 

The people astounded

With wonder unfounded

At this arrogant sham of a bird

 

 

 

With no thought of his own

And seeds others have sown

His brilliance will run its course

 

And again he’ll return

And my anger will burn

As he stares blankly at me

 

This is the day

When I’ll turn him away

And he’ll have nothing more to say


Submitted: December 28, 2014

© Copyright 2022 Jesse Booker. All rights reserved.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Invite

Add Your Comments:

Comments

Shadow of Fire

I never thought of a Parrot that way. Brilliant! I can def. see the connection between some people, and the way you describe this Parrot. I love how you didn't focus on the anger in this poem, it was more about the bird. I loved it!!

Mon, December 29th, 2014 2:33pm

Author
Reply

Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Sun, January 4th, 2015 8:12am

Facebook Comments

More Poetry Poems

Other Content by Jesse Booker

Short Story / Humor

Poem / Poetry

Poem / Poetry