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
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
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
– Gerald A. McBreen, Pacific poet laureate