Parrot in the Park | Poet’s corner

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 3:20pm
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There was a parrot living

in Pacific City Park.

The parrot didn’t like carrots

and was happy to know Pacific

doesn’t plant green toppers

in their park.

But as plants grow, things change.

Soon the park overflowed with

picnickers. Each brought pot lucks

full of carrots and tried to feed

them to the parrot who doesn’t

like carrots.

When he wouldn’t eat them they

started throwing orange missiles,

tried to hit him in the … but he was

quick and they missed with their

carrot sticks.

One day the parrot got bold and

told them, “Polly wants a cracker!”

But no one listened.

So it continued to to rain carrots

in his direction.

Well Polly got fed up and flew off

to an unknown destination.

Where the parrot will never see

another carrot.

– Gerald A. McBreen, Pacific poet laureate

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